Philip Yancey is one of my favorite authors. He would be my favorite Christian author, I mean, besides me. He has a fascinating way with words and his insights from Scripture often make me feel like I’ve never scratched the surface of the Bible. I love that.
Disappointment With God deals largely with the book of Job and the issue of suffering. Where is God? Is He silent? Does He care? These are all questions that every believer faces from time to time.
The main problem with the book is that it’s hard to recommend to others. “So, you’re disappointed with God eh? And, what, you think I am too? Is that what you’re saying? Because that’s what it sounds like you’re saying.” No, no, I just thought it was a good book. “Riiight.”
It reminds me of a book by Paul Tournier entitled Marriage Difficulties. It’s one of the best books he wrote but I can’t recommend it to anyone!
You will never look at the book of Job the same again. A great read. Every believer should read this book and then read everything else Yancey has written.