Where Is God 
When It Hurts?


Philip Yancey

Where is God When It Hurts? book cover
Should God be indicted and put on trial for crimes against humanity? If God is so loving and all powerful, why doesn’t he stop the pain? Philip Yancey frankly discusses “the problem of pain” in the book Where Is God When It Hurts?  He wrote, “I have entered the world of the sufferer to find out what difference it makes to be a Christian there.” He asks, “Is suffering God’s one great goof?”

Before you decide on your answer to these questions give Philip Yancey’s book a chance to present witnesses and evidence to consider.

Would you like to know how to help a sufferer? Philip Yancey asks, “What can we do to help those who hurt? And who can help us when we suffer?” “There is no magic cure,” according to the author, but there are “specific and practical acts” of love that can help ease the suffering we face.

“Where is God when it hurts?” If you don’t know, or even if you think you do know, Philip Yancey presents an answer that may be just what you need to hear.
Book Review
By Scarlett Stough
Title: Where Is God When It Hurts?
Author: Philip Yancey
Publisher: Zondervan, Grand Rapids, MI 49530
ISBN: 0-310-24727-6