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Book Review: Second Guessing God

Second Guessing God by Brian Jones is a great read.

As one who has suffered a couple of blows in the last year, I have been left wondering what is God’s purpose in all of it. I think its easy to find ourselves asking God the question, “Why did this happen to me?”

Jones, who is not without his own share of tribulations, gives great insight to what can happen when we work through our suffering. Who is not without some kind of suffering? Whether big or small, there is something to learn from it. What is God’s plan in this for me? How am I to go on after something horrible has happened? These are only a couple of the questions that he addresses in this book.

If you have dealt with any kind of loss or suffered any blows in your life, I know you will like this book. Jones bring a his light sense of humor into his stories which makes this a great, quick read.

When life takes a wrong turn and you’re just trying to hold on for dear life, Jones assures us of the promise that God is with us. When all we want to do is yell and scream at God, he assures us, this is ok, He reminds of the book of Pslams which is full of people who ask the question,”Why me?” David, often described as a man after God’s own heart, is often the one who can’t understand why God does what he does. In fact, in one place Jones prays the prayer, “God, please forgive God.”

We all have our own plan in life, its just how we are. Unfortunately, that leaves us vulnerable to being clothes lined by God’s plan which stops us dead in our tracks. If this even vaguely describes you or your situation, please give this a try. Finding the purpose in our suffering will ultimately set us free.