No one gets mad at God for something small. When we’re angry with God, it is because we’ve faced something immensely hard. Anger is an often-overlooked part of grieving, and as such, is an appropriate response to profoundly painful events. Counselor Brad Hambrick provides a guided process to being honest with God about your pain to restore and deepen your relationship with him. While we are often prone to interpret our anger about intense suffering as being at God, this book is an invitation to process these intense emotions with God as a source of comfort who is sturdy enough to support these turbulent emotions.
Brad Hambrick’s Angry With God – An honest journey through suffering and betrayal is part of New Growth Press’s ‘Ask The Christian Counselor Series’. As such, Angry With God is a methodical, thoughtful, and professional walk through a dark journey of suffering and back into the light. It feels like a series of several hundred dollar counseling sessions bound into a book that the reader can explore at their own pace.
Hambrick skillfully walks readers through major elements of the healing process, while cautioning that they stop and take the time they need before trying to rush themselves. The journey through pain is an individual process that everyone handles differently. Angry With God acknowledges that fact and tries to meet the reader where they are, with no promise of a magical solution. The grieving and recovery process is broken down into stages, such as articulating your pain, alleviating the effects of pain, and resolving your grief. Each section includes questions for personal reflection. The answers to these questions are where real value and healing can happen for the reader.
Hambrick’s writing style sets a perfect tone for this topic. He uses stories as comparisons that give powerful insight and context to topics that are hard for people to see when they’re in the midst of hurt and anger. He adeptly helps the reader understand that being angry WITH God and not AT God allows Him to travel the difficult journey alongside them.
I highly recommend this book for those who are suffering through hurt and betrayal.
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Who would benefit from this book
Anyone who’s struggling through hurt, suffering, or betrayal would find value in Angry With God. Be prepared to keep an open mind and heart and actually do the reflective work that’s required for healing.
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