“When the train goes through the tunnel and the world gets dark, do you jump out? Of course not. You sit still and trust the engineer to get you through.” —Corrie Ten Boom
There are many things in my life I come to God with that I have struggled for so long to find answers to. When I started reading Jennifer Rothschild’s “God is Just Not Fair,” I found it such an easy read for me. I read a handful of books at a time, but the words of this book popped out from its pages like not a lot of books have. I believe it is because Jennifer talks out of her very own life. Her very own struggle as a blind person. Suffice it to say, it did not take time until I finished the book. I was done with it April 2 and I still remember to this day vividly a whole lot of what she wrote about.
Jennifer Rothschild thoughtfully and honestly asks the six big questions of faith, helping readers pursue answers to their tough questions of faith.
In God Is Just Not Fair, Jennifer Rothschild collides head-on with the six big questions of faith.
While in high school, through a devastating disease, she lost her sight at age fifteen. She found strength in God to overcome and launched a successful ministry of speaking and writing. Then, five years ago, she hit a wall of depression and discontent that shook her faith to the core.
Through a time of wrestling with God, Jennifer came to realize that she not only needed answers but also a comforter and a relationship she could trust. Jennifer shares fresh insights, wisdom, and solid biblical teaching based on what she has learned.
In God Is Just Not Fair readers will discover a healing encounter with God as well as the ability to honestly pursue answers to their questions of faith.
Jennifer Rothschild ushered me in through her pain as she named them, making me connect with her through my own. I cannot count the number of times I teared up (cried incessantly twice) as I read through its pages. Oh how we wrestle with God with all the unfairness of this world!
I loved the portion where she stood her ground during one of her speaking engagements where she went against what the leader of the conference believed. As opposed to “Everyone in this room deserves to be healed,” concept embraced by the conference leader, Jennifer stood her ground as she remained in her resolve that “Sometimes God does not heal and He instead brings you through the fire instead of from it.” She recounted mentioning Daniel 3 hwere Shadrach, meshach and Abednego was thrown in the furnace.
I stand with her that God chooses to heal us not because we deserve it but because of His grace. We cannot go on an entitlement parade that we deserve anything good in this world. We are totally at God’s mercy. Every good and perfect gift is from above (James 1:17).
Disclaimer: This book was given to me by Zondervan in exchange for an honest review.