What on earth is God doing? Tears need not wash away our faith. In this faith-stretching book, John Mark Hicks confides that his own faith was shaken when a post-surgical blood clot stopped the beating of his wife’s heart. Until that moment he had never questioned God’s goodness. When his brief marriage ended abruptly at a graveside, all the rosy dreams of youth turned gray for him, and cracks began to emerge in his neat conceptions of who God is and how he cares for his own.
John and Sheila had dedicated themselves to a missionary career in Eastern Europe. In the naiveté of young faith and love, they had prayed ardently for health and protection. How could their faithfulness have been ignored by the good God they served? John wondered. Why did God choose to look the other way while the blood clot took his beloved? Doesn't God give good things to his servants? How could it possibly be His will for Sheila to die? All these questions and a thousand more ravaged John Mark Hicks' young heart and drove him into the Holy Scriptures to search for understanding.
John Mark Hicks has taught in institutions affiliated with Churches of Christ for twenty-seven years. He currently lives in Nashville, TN and is Professor of Theology at Lipscomb University.