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Faith, Doubt, and God's Mysterious Timing: 30 Biblical Insights about the Way God Works by Laurie Polich Short: Book Review

 *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

When God's Plan Is Unclear

What in the world is God doing? It's easy to wonder this. We are living in an unfolding story, and it's hard to hold on when difficult circumstances linger, or your deepest prayer hangs in the air, seemingly unanswered. Thankfully the Bible is filled with people who experienced the same thing. They had to learn to trust God's way and timing--and their stories give us insights to live that way too.
Mining often-overlooked passages of Scripture, Laurie Polich Short has unearthed 30 practical, encouraging gems of wisdom found in the faith and lives of biblical heroes to help you

· see more of God's work as it unfolds in your life
· have hope in circumstances that previously felt hopeless
· be more comfortable--and possibly even excited--to lean into the unknown

Here is your compass to living your story well when the way forward is unclear.

Laurie Polich Short (www.laurieshort.com) is a popular speaker, author, and part of the teaching team at Ocean Hills Covenant Church in Santa Barbara, California. A graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, Laurie has spoken to more than a half million people at conferences, colleges, churches, and denominational events around the country, and she has been featured on PBS, Focus on the Family, RightNow Media, and more.

What in the world is God doing? 

Have you ever found yourself asking this question? With everything going on in the world, it's a question that perhaps many of us are feeling. After all, while God may know the full picture, we are only seeing a snippet... and sometimes the events going on around us just don't seem to make much sense. And we are not alone in that, even in Biblical times people had their questions, and struggled to grasp it all. 

In this book, we are given insight from those Biblical figures. Each chapter has a primary message, and within the chapters, we are given a breakdown of three Biblical stories that provide insight on these messages, mixed with personal insights as well. When looking into Christian nonfiction reads, I definitely prefer those that are heavy on scriptural references so that I can check them myself... and I think this one definitely had a lot of that going on. At the end of each chapter, we are given some questions to reflect upon as well based on the messages of that chapter. 

If you're looking for Biblical insight, this is certainly a good one to check out and one that I think could be appropriate for Christians new and old. 


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