Does God Always Get What God Wants?: An Exploration of God's Activity in a Suffering World

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, Mar 16, 2018 - Religion - 186 pages
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Tim’s wife, Anne, died of breast cancer at the age of forty-nine, having battled against the disease for more than six years. Her suffering had a profound influence on their lives and that of their church, and raised challenging questions:

• If “God is in control,” does that mean God is to blame for suffering?

• Why did God not heal Anne?

• Is Anne’s death what God wanted to happen?

• Does prayer make any difference?

• What is God doing about evil?

People’s experience of suffering causes them to examine the kind of God they believe in, the nature of the universe God made, and God’s activity in the world. This book explores all three aspects and responds constructively to the complex issues that the above questions pose—and provides powerful reasons for confidence in the firm Christian hope.


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Tim Reddish met and married Anne when they were university students in Manchester, England, and Philip is their son. They moved to Canada in 2002 where Tim was a professor of physics at the University of Windsor. In 2011 he resigned to study theology at Knox College, Toronto, and he is now the minister at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Amherstburg, Ontario. Tim has remarried and enjoys being a stepdad to four children. He is the author of Science and Christianity (2016).

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