ABOUT THE BOOK:
Book: Why Can’t We Trust God?
Author: Thomas Wise
Genre: Non-Fiction/Personal Growth
Release Date: January 17, 2020
So you think God turned his back on us?
Why else would this world be so miserable?
While this world is spinning out of control, we are left with the tough questions:
Why is this happening to me?
Why won’t God stop this?
Why am I in pain?
Why did my child die?
Why do they hate me?
WHY CAN’T WE TRUST GOD?
Well, at the time my wife and I were suffering financially due to her loss of a good job. We wondered how we would pay our bills but chose to continue to trust in God as we paid our tithe and held our breath, hoping my income would cover our bills each month. We prayed for relief but never expected the answer would include the total destruction of everything we owned. The tornado crashed through the town, causing death and destruction to everything in its path.
After the grief subsided at the loss of life suffered by our neighbors, we came to realize that we also lost all of our debts and the decay of the older home we owned. We received so much more than we lost.
NOTE: I WAS GIVEN A COPY OF THIS BOOK BY THE AUTHOR. ALL OPINIONS EXPRESSED ARE MY OWN. LINKS IN THIS POST MAY BE AFFILIATE LINKS
I struggled to read this book. That was not because it wasn’t worth reading, but because I have a hard time reading theological books like this. It was a very worthwhile book, but I found it hard to keep focused. I also struggled at times to tell how the content related to the title. However, it was a very inspiring book, and short enough that I read it through twice to get more out of it. Some of the things that stood out to me were that we cannot love until we can truly trust. Children trust anyone who loves them first. Even though this world is filled with things that seem bad (sickness, sorrow, death), God is Lord over all things and will make us conquerors. The story the author told from his own life to illustrate this point made me cry, but I have experienced almost exactly what he did—and found God faithful to use painful, hard experiences for good. As the author experienced, this made me, too, more able to trust God.
About the Author:
Tom and Nancy Wise are award-winning authors. Their first novel, The Borealis Genome, is the grand-prize winner of the Chanticleer Book Reviews Dante Rossetti 2013 Award for YA Novels and 2014 Cygnus Award Lab Lit Category.
Thomas grew up in a military family moving from base to base as the child of a Marine, living the life of an officer’s brat in times of war while Nancy was raised the youngest child of a WWII veteran. When not working together on their novels, Tom teaches at University and authors articles on project management topics and nonfiction books published by Gower Publishing in the UK.
More from Tom:
“Why Can’t We Trust God?” reflects my struggle with the purpose of suffering. I identify with Jacob, wrestling with God, holding on to my pain and anger, determined to find God’s blessing in compensation for a life that didn’t seem to meet my expectations. I dug my feet in, refusing to be moved, and I was determined to find some confirmation of why life hurts, why I suffer from failure, health, setbacks, and the meaning of life.
“Why Can’t We Trust God?” published by Zion Press, a CrossLink Publishing imprint, describes my exploration of the word WHY in relation to God’s more excellent plan for life on earth.
Why did I write the book, “Why Can’t We Trust God?” Because we need answers.
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