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Is God Really in Control? Trusting God in a World of Hurt
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Is God Really in Control? Trusting God in a World of Hurt


NavPress 2006

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Whether it's a devastating natural disaster half a world away, or a tragic accident involving a beloved family member, we all face troubles, trials, and tragedies every day. How will we respond? When terrorists strike or storms hit or relationships break down, we all search for the same answers: why? Where is God in all of this? Is God really in control?

Best-selling author Jerry Bridges, one of the most trusted Christian writers of our time, helps you wrestle with these questions in the clear light of the scriptures. As a result, you can learn to understand and trust God's wisdom, love, and sovereignty in the midst of the little disappointments and the big tragedies. And you can experience comfort and hope by exploring the greater purposes of an all-knowing, all-powerful, all-loving God.

Praise for the Print Edition

Few modern writers are able to make biblical truth more understandable than Jerry Bridges. And few biblical truths are more vital to understand for the Christian life than those covered in this outstanding book. I know of no better introduction to the topics of sovereignty and suffering.

—C. J. Mahaney, President, Sovereign Grace Ministries

Product Details

  • Title: Is God Really in Control? Trusting God in a World of Hurt
  • Author: Jerry Bridges
  • Series: Jerry Bridges Collection
  • Publisher: NavPress
  • Publication Date:
  • Pages: 160

About the Author

Dr. Jerry Bridges (1929–2016) was an evangelical Christian author, speaker, and staff member of The Navigators, an international, interdenominational Christian ministry focusing on mentoring, discipling, and building relationships. Bridges earned his undergraduate degree in engineering at the University of Oklahoma before serving as an officer in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He joined the Christian discipleship organization The Navigators in 1955, where he served as an administrative assistant to the Europe Director, office manager for the headquarters office, Secretary-Treasurer of the organization, and as Vice President for Corporate Affairs before moving to a staff development position with the Collegiate Mission.