Co-author of the best-selling book Boundaries, Dr. John Townsend recently authored an interesting book entitled, “Where Is God?” I was given this book to review by Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of the Booksneeze Blogger’s Club and was excited to read it. Inside, the book contains numerous thoughts John himself has had about God’s presence – or seeming lack thereof – in times of crisis. He starts off by sharing his experience climbing a glacier in the Antarctic when a shifting wind changes their plans. Just as in life, when the winds change, our underlying thoughts and beliefs become evident.
Early on in the book, John introduces the angry God, the unappeasable God and other misnomers that keep us at a distance because of our childhood experiences, helping the reader to break through these man-made barriers.
Throughout the book, John covers a range of responses to trials and difficulties, both from our point of view and from God’s, but he brings clarity by asking the hard questions and offering steps to grow in faith, while presenting a clear picture of not only who God is but where He is in the midst of our crisis. Where is God is brutally honest, Scripturally sound and injected with the hope that in your time of crisis, God not is not only there, He is there for you.