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Hope in the Dark

Believing God Is Good When Life Is Not
Narrated by: Van Tracy
Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
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Publisher's Summary

“I want to believe, I want to have hope, but...” Pastor and best-selling author Craig Groeschel hears these words often and has asked them himself. We want to know God, feel his presence, and trust that he hears our prayers, but in the midst of great pain, we may wonder if he really cares about us. Even when we have both hope and hurt, sometimes it’s the hurt that shouts the loudest. Can God be good when life is not?

In Hope in the Dark, Groeschel explores the story of the father who brought his demon-possessed son to Jesus, saying, “I believe! Help my unbelief!” In the man’s sincere plea, Jesus heard the tension in the man’s battle-scarred heart. He healed not only the boy but the father, too, driving out the hopelessness that had overtaken him. He can do the same for us today.

As Groeschel shares his pain surrounding the current health challenges of his daughter, he acknowledges the questions we may ask in our own deepest pain: “Where was God when I was being abused?” “Why was my child born with a disability?” “Why did the cancer come back?” “Why are all my friends married and I’m alone?” He invites us to wrestle with such questions as we ask God to honor our faith and heal our unbelief.

In the middle of your profound pain, you long for authentic words of understanding and hope. You long to know that even in overwhelming reality, you can still believe that God is good. Rediscover a faith in the character, power, and presence of God. Even in the questions. Even now.

Reflection questions are available through the audiobook companion PDF download.

©2018 Craig Groeschel (P)2018 Zondervan

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Hope filled!

So many times we lose hope and wonder where God is in all that is going on. Craig compassionately communicates that we can hope in God regardless of what happens. But he doesn't say that flippantly but as one who has and is living through difficult times. The reader also expresses that very well in the telling of this hopeful book.

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A much needed read.

I am at a point in my life where i'm in a valley. This has helped me strengthen my life with the lord. It's not a easy listen, but it will help you if you're struggling.

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Heart Wrenching

I am so glad I pre ordered this is exactly what I needed to hear and live in my current struggles. Wonderfully narrated.

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WOW! Simply wow!

This book spoke to me on so any levels! It is truly amazing! I definitely recommend this!

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  • us
  • 03-18-19

weird narration.

I wasn't able to finish this because the narration was way too dramatic for what is, essentially, a self-help book. I also felt that there were some, sort of, off Bible references that were made weird by, again, overly dramatic narration.

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Right book at the Right time

This is a powerful book if you are in a difficult season. I've read several of Craig's books and this one is my favorite thus far.

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This book was a lifeline to me!

This is a great book for anyone struggling with God and understanding that He is faithful even when lofe is bad. the narration was very engaging, it captures Craig's passion perfectly

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Great book, I loved it!

Fist I heard the book Altar Ego which was narrated by the author and I liked it so much. This was awesome as well and the narrator is also great, you can listen to him for hours. But this book alone is gold. Definitely can recommend both books. I needed this so much. Than you!

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God is indeed good

I listened twice and will listen again. Embrace and wrestle is a tough challenge. Thanks.

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Craig Groeschel Gets It Right

We cannot hope to explain why bad things happen to good people. We can however trust and believe in Gods love and sacrifice for us. Craig gets it right. Ordered in hardback too do I can refer to often. Be blessed and be a blessing!

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  • leo
  • 11-08-18

Wow!

This book has literally changed the direction of my life and restored my hope in God.

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  • Angela
  • 03-06-19

GOD PUT THIS BOOK ON MY HEART TO HELP A FRIEND!

God put this book on my heart...As soon as I saw it ...God spoke to me and said that would be a good book to give Mark.

First of all, I want to say that Craig, the author of " Hope in the Dark" sells himself rather short...Let me explain...he starts off by saying that his book is not for everyone, that it was written for everyday Christians that are struggling because of some terrible tragedy or loss that has shaken their faith to the core. Craig goes on to say that if you are a person who is steadfast in your faith then this book is probably not for you!

As my faith was solid, according to what Craig had said, I felt I would probably not get anything out of it, however, I wanted to listen to it anyway as this book was intended for a friend, I wanted to see if it would help to answer some of the hard questions that he has asked me in the hope that it would turn him in the right direction toward God!

Ok so now that I have listened to the whole book I can honestly say ...WELL CRAIG WAS WRONG!... THIS BOOK IS FOR EVERYONE! This book will touch you deeply and answer many of the hard questions that every day people ask, Christians or non-Christians alike. I related to so many parts of this book... I agreed...I disagreed...I smiled, laughed and wept listening to the profound and wise words that glued me to my seat. intently listening, not wanting to do anything else but listen until it was finished.

Graig also warns you that this book, unlike his others, is void of humor...WRONG AGAIN CRAIG!! I chuckled to myself quite often! I think it has just the right amount of humor.

As I listened I became excited, thinking that this is just what my friend Mark needed and God was right to put this on my heart for Mark. Yes God Put this book on my Heart to help strengthen Mark's faith, but it helped me so much more than I ever thought possible and will use it as a tool to help others! GOD KNOWS WHAT IS BEST FOR US...HE IS A JUST AND MERCIFUL GOD AND WILL NEVER LEAVE OR FORSAKE US! GOD LOVES US ALL MORE THAN WE WILL EVER REALIZE... GOD IS ALWAYS GOOD!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-01-18

A challenge in difficult times but worth it.

I found this book very helpful. It doesn't solve your problems, but it does help you face the inevitable challenges that will come in life (if you come from a Christian standpoint)
Craig is real, honest and forthright, using habakuk to illustrate faith based resilience.