If we are honest, we have to admit that there are many things we don’t understand about God. We do not have final answers to the deep problems of life, and those who say they do are probably living in some degree of delusion. There are areas of mystery in our Christian faith that lie beyond the keenest scholarship or even the most profound spiritual exercises. For many people, these problems raise so many questions and uncertainties that faith itself becomes a struggle, and the very person and character of God are called into question.
Chris Wright encourages us to face up to the limitations of our understanding and to acknowledge the pain and grief they can often cause. But at the same time, he wants us to be able to say, like the psalmist in Psalm 73: “But that’s all right. God is ultimately in charge and I can trust him to put things right. Meanwhile, I will stay near to my God, make him my refuge, and go on telling of his deeds.”
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- Foreword by John Stott
- Suggestions for further reading
- Bibliographical references
Praise for the Print Edition
It is because Dr. Wright confronts biblical problems with a combination of honesty and humility that I warmly commend this book.
—John R. W. Stott, rector emeritus, All Souls Church
- Title: The God I Don't Understand: Reflections on Tough Questions of Faith
- Author: Christopher J. H. Wright
- Publisher: Zondervan
- Publication Date: 2008
- Pages: 224
About Christopher J. H. Wright
Christopher J. H. Wright is the international director of the Langham Partnership International. He also serves as a chair of the Lausanne Movement’s Theology Working Group and chair of the theological resource panel of TEAR Fund, a leading Christian relief and development charity. He has written several books, including Living as the People of God, God’s People in God’s Land, Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament, Walking in the Ways of the Lord, Deuteronomy in the New International Biblical Commentary, The Message of Ezekiel in the Bible Speaks Today series, Old Testament Ethics for the People of God, and The Mission of God.