Book Review: When God Seems Gone by Adam Mabry

In a world full of uncertainty and challenges, there are moments when it feels like God isn’t speaking, and we’re left dealing with doubt and feeling hopeless. What should we do when we think God has left us on our own?

Enter When God Seems Gone: Finding Hope When Nothing Makes Sense by Adam Mabry. This book, from The Good Book Company, is a beacon of hope in challenging times. It looks at the stories of biblical figures like Habakkuk, Job, David, and Jesus, as well as the author’s own experiences of suffering, to explore the art of lament –  how to cry out to God in the midst of despair while holding onto faith and hope.

But it doesn’t stop there. Mabry provides practical suggestions for those moments when we feel like God is distant or unfair. He reminds us that God is big enough and good enough to handle our toughest questions, even in His silence.

The richness of this book lies in its deep connection to the Bible. Its pages are filled with thought-provoking insights and teachings drawn from the scriptures, making it a truly enriching and biblically rich source of guidance and inspiration.

Book Review: When God Seems Gone by Adam Mabry

As I’ve journeyed through its pages, I couldn’t help but mark it with little tabs throughout. These tabs are like breadcrumbs leading me back to the sentences and paragraphs that have had a deep impact on me. They’ve been like anchors for my thoughts and reminders of the wisdom I’ve found within these pages, and where I’ve found comfort, or inspiration and encouragement. This book feels like it has become a conversation with a trusted friend, where I want to highlight the most significant and insightful passages. I’ve not only enjoyed reading it but also engaging with it on a deeper level.

“When God seems silent and the shouts of pain, fear, trauma, anxiety, shame, and sadness are all you can hear, remember that God sees the whole picture, and his plan is still working. It will not always be this way, and as you pass such a test, you can rest assured that one day you will hear his voice clearly say, Well done, my good and faithful servant. Welcome home.”

When God Seems Gone by Adam Mabry

This book is for you if you’re going through tough times, questioning your faith, involved in ministry, or looking for a thoughtful gift for a fellow believer facing struggles. When God Seems Gone is a guide to holding onto faith when it feels like God is nowhere to be found. This book will take you on a  journey of rediscovering hope in the midst of uncertainty.

Book Review: When God Seems Gone by Adam Mabry
Book Review: When God Seems Gone by Adam Mabry

This little book, though small in size, packs a mighty punch when it comes to enriching my journey of faith. Its simplicity is a breath of fresh air, and has been an enjoyable read that has proven to be an invaluable companion. It’s like a pocket-sized guide to understanding the complexities of faith, with chapters aptly titled “when God seems silent,” “when God seems slow,” “when God seems unfair,” and “when God seems wrong.” Each chapter unfolds like a wellspring of insight and guidance, addressing the very doubts and questions that have often haunted my own journey of faith.

This book is a testament to the idea that sometimes, the most profound and transformative wisdom can be found in the simplest of words. It’s become a trusted resource, offering clarity and assurance in moments of uncertainty, and I couldn’t be more grateful for its presence in my faith journey. It was exactly the reading I needed at the moment.

Uncover the impact of “When God Seems Gone” by Adam Mabry, a book that’s not only rich in wisdom but also offers clarity and inspiration when you need it most. So, go ahead and grab your copy here for under £9! Dive into the transformative insights shared in this affordable gem that can truly reshape your faith journey, and embark on an exciting new chapter! 


Have you ever experienced a moment in your faith journey when you felt like God was silent or distant? How did you navigate that season?


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