A Book Review of ‘Disappointment with God’ by Philip Yancey.
I’m sure we all know at least one person who has felt God has let them down in a huge way. Many of us have probably even felt that way some time ourselves. I know I have. Thankfully, alongside time and revelation, Philip Yancey’s book, Disappointment with God, has helped to put my disappointment with God to rest.
Some of the issues he explores in it include why our concept of God, and the realities of life, are often so harshly different. It is not an emotional book that tries to convince you to let go of your disappointment. Instead it explores the many times since the beginning of the world that man has felt disappointed with God, followed by God’s response to each instant.
If you are struggling with questions like ‘Why does God allow harsh things in my life when all I’ve done is follow Him?’ ‘Is God really good?’ ‘Does He really care?’ ‘Why does He seem so silent and far away when I need Him the most?’ Then this book is for you!