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Review: Unanswered: Lasting Truth for Trending Questions

Unanswered: Lasting Truth for Trending Questions by Jeremiah J. Johnstonunanswered
Reviewed by: Pam Graber
Genre: Non-fiction, Christian Living, Spiritual Growth
Publisher: Whitaker House
Publication Date: November 3, 2015

As a rule, I don’t willingly read non-fiction. It’s not that I don’t have a lot to learn about the Christian walk. It has much more to do with keeping my attention. Where I devour a good fiction book in a matter of a couple of days, non-fiction finds me plodding through at the speed of slogging through thick, gooey mud. That said, imagine my surprise when I picked up Unanswered by Jeremiah Johnston and found myself not only enjoying the book but learning something in the process of reading it!

Dr. Johnston’s writing style in many ways mirrors the writers of the Bible. He tells true stories to illustrate the spiritual truth he talks about in each chapter. When he wrote in chapter 2 about the “silence of God when we are hurting”, he tells the story of the five years of infertility that he and his wife endured – crying out to God all the while with not a peep. He knows whereof he speaks and it shines through on every page.

I plan to recommend this book as a possible Sunday School class at my church and if not that, a study book for my ladies Bible study. If I had only read Part 3: “My Invisible Disease and What Christians Should Know About Mental Illness”, this book would still have been well worth my time. Dr. Johnston speaks with great depth of feeling on the ever increasing rate of suicide, especially among Christians (and pastors). He gives real, concrete ways to help. His chapter on Mental Illness was equally illuminating.

If you have ever questioned the existence of God when he has been silent to your pleas for help or wondered how to respond to people who are skeptical about your belief in a risen Savior, this book will give you tools to win hearts. I highly recommend Unanswered! It answered questions that I didn’t know I had and pointed me to scripture while encouraging me to step up for the hurting among us.

I received this book from the publisher through Bookfun.org in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!

Rating G: No worries here.

Reviewer’s copy was provided by the Publisher. Thank you!

 

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