Book #39: Torn

Torn: Trusting God When Life Leaves You In Pieces

Jud Wilhite – Multnomah – 2011 – 978-1-60412-2

Have you ever felt like a piece of paper? Stretched so thin in places that people could almost see right through you.  Bilbo Baggins feeling something like this in the Fellowship of the Ring.   At any minute, you could rip and be torn in so many ways.  This book shares what to do when that tear happens.

Jud Wilhite allows us to look into our tears and see how to trust God.  Wilhite divides torn into two parts.  The first encourages the person being torn in how to trust.  The second gives practical insight into the fight to repair the tears.

Wilhite uses stories of real people as well as Bible passages to remind us that God is sovereign.  “Because God is God, he may do as he pleases  even if we don’t understand it or agree with it.”  God’s sovereignty bestows us with Hope.    His sovereignty reminds us that nothing lies outside His purview.  Even if we are torn, we can trust that God has all things in control.

Wilhite exhibits fairness to both the Bible and science.  He  allows that the human body sometimes experiences lacks of hormones and chemicals that can lead to depression and other illnesses.  However, he reminds us that not all depressions, etc. have physical components.  Some really need us to fight for our joy in Christ.   We have to repair tears so that others can see them and fight to repair their tears.

This book carries a great message.  Everyone experiences tears at some time or the other.  We need resources like this to carry us through them.  Jud Wilhite does a great job of giving us a biblical understanding of God and our way to healing.

Check it out!

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