When God Doesn't Make Sense

Narrated by: Mike Trout
Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
5 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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1994 Gold Medallion Award winner!

Every person who lives long enough will eventually encounter circumstances that are difficult to explain theologically. From years of counselling experience, Dr. James Dobson offers assurance of God's constant care, even when human suffering is beyond our comprehension.

©1995 James C. Dobson (P)1995 Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

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Good book for difficult times

Narrator sounds like a young Dr Dobson. Book answers questions for those lost or in pain. While Dr Dobson isn't a theologian, he understands much & shares his understanding in this book. I would recommend this book highly, but also follow up with others, who are theologians & have a deeper, more thoroughly studied understanding of why God does what He does (like Lee Stroebel or N.T. Wright). Simply Christian is a marvellous book for those seeking understanding.

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Heartbreaking but rewarding

I have often had these questions, it is nice to know that I am not alone in that. well written book from many different perspectives. Sometimes the recording was a bit quiet but it was still clear.

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Excepting this life as it is

Everything in this life is temporary....this is a very frank discussion about the hardships in this life. The author talks straight but rounds it all out but challenging us to have a different perspective when we consider the obstacles we face.

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wonderful

I lost my son five years ago. I wished I had listened to this a long time ago

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Great book, not so great narrator

The book, for me, was 5 star. I love Dr James Dobson and listened to a few excerpts read by the man himself on his broadcast, which is what interested me in the book. There are some really heart wrenching bits in the book. I feel like this is one that Dr Dobson should have read himself. He's a great speaker and doesn't seek to hide emotion when it's warranted. However, the narrator of this book is what caused me to lose focus on the stories sometimes. Very dry reading and sort of monotone.

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it was great, gave me a new perspective!<br />

I have the ebook as well, but I am glad I listened to book before reading.

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Comforting in the storm of life

This book has been a source of comfort for me. It’s help to change my heart from despair to encouragement. We all have times for trouble, Jesus said we would. In that hour is hurt, we have 2 binary choices; run away from God or towards him. Running away leads to despair, running towards by faith alone leads to love.

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Perfect Book for people who have lost a loved one.

Would you listen to When God Doesn't Make Sense again? Why?

Yes, I get something new out of the book again . . . it help me, reach out to people who are hurting through lost of a loved one, divorce . . . lost in general and they are struggling with "why would a 'loving God do this to Me"?

What other book might you compare When God Doesn't Make Sense to and why?

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Have you listened to any of Mike Trout’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

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Any additional comments?

A must read for those who are hurting . . . grieving . . . struggling with past issues and can't move beyond . . . this is the book.

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When God Doesn't Make Sense

James Dobson never disappoints. The narrator is great! Pleasant and engaging. The Content is relevant and reassuring. A must for any Christian whether or not you're going thru some struggles.

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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The content was VERY good! Just what I was wanting...
But, the audio was terrible. The voice is very pleasing, but the sound was so poor that at times the audio was nearly impossible to hear. And, then other parts would be just fine. It seems like the audio was recorded at many different levels of volume, not one consistent volume.

What didn’t you like about Mike Trout’s performance?

The voice went loud, then soft, and was not consistent. Couldn't hear at all,some of the voice....with volume at max! Then other parts were fine.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

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