Philip Yancey returns to his book “Where is God when it hurts?” and responds once again to tragedy in the light of three recent tragedies: the war in Sarajevo, the tsunami in Japan, and the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Yancey spends much of his time making it very clear that there are no easy answers. This is certainly not a book to answer clearly the question: “Why?” Instead he weeps with those who weeps and takes us along into the journey of those involved in these horrible tragedies.
I was most touched by the chapter that delved into the tragedy at Sandy Hook. It was here that Yancey most profoundly finds the words that are a balm in the midst of tragedy as he takes us almost word for word through a memorial he led at a nearby church. After reading this book, I am so thankful for the loved ones that I do have and receive every day I have with them as a gift from God.
This book has been reviewed as a part of the Book Look Blogger review program. Thanks to Zondervan Publishers who provided a copy for review. I was not required to write a positive review.