Life is full of difficult questions, but when we have questions, the Bible has answers. In God’s Answers to Life’s Difficult Questions, Rick Warren, pastor and New York Times bestselling author, invites us to take a closer look at key biblical figures and the ways in which they walked through the challenges they faced in their daily lives.
Rick Warren uses stories from scripture to teach us that the Bible is filled with examples of real people who faced the same dilemmas we’re facing today. By demonstrating the ways in which God chooses to use ordinary people to accomplish his plans–despite their weaknesses and failures–Warren gives us hope as we take on life’s countless challenges. Better yet, Warren provides us with realistic solutions that we can start putting into practice today.
Warren takes us inside the lives of biblical characters including Moses, Paul, and Jesus himself, giving you a chance to see the up-close-and-personal ways that they navigated their own circumstances.
Although God’s Answers to Life’s Difficult Questions is anchored in timeless stories from Scripture, Warren also weaves in modern examples that address the twelve questions he’s asked the most as a spiritual leader, including:
- How can I learn to handle discouragement?
- How can I respond better in a crisis?
- How do I become more resilient when I feel like a failure?
- How can I fight my loneliness?
- How is change possible for me?
- How can I lead a more peaceful life?
The concrete, practical insights that Warren shares in God’s Answers to Life’s Difficult Questions will give you the tools you need to build up your resilience, strengthen your relationship with God, and finally enjoy a life full of lasting purpose, peace, and significance today.
As a Christian, the Bible is the central source of information for me, so it’s imperative that self-help books like this utilize Bible verses as the foundation for their lessons. Warren does exactly that, doing one better than just verses. He uses the red letters in the New Testament. What better way to learn than through our Great Teacher?
Change of Perspective
As always, a change of perspective is one of the key factors I seek in reading self-help books. With all that I’ve read, I consider myself pretty open-minded and understanding in general, but any time a book can expand upon what I already know, it’s worthy of a review. This book not only expanded on solutions I knew but reinforced those solutions with Jesus’ own words.
“Jesus said, ‘Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid, for I know where I came from and where I am going.’” (John 8:14)
“You cannot out-dream God. If you could stretch your imagination to the greatest limits of what you think could possibly happen, God can go beyond even that.” (page 22)
“Insecurity always produces pressure in our lives, and when we are insecure, we feel coerced to perform and conform.” (page 15)
“Light diffused produces a hazy glow, but light concentrated produces fire.” (page 20)