Pacific Book Club
Mondays: October 1, 29, November 26 Time: 7:00-8:30 at PCI
Read each of the following pages in preparation for each of the dates, below:
- Pages 11-80 for October 1st
- Pages 81-145 for October 29
- Pages 147-229 for November 26
You can order the book at www.christianbook.com
When God’s Ways Make No Sense
By Dr. Larry Crabb
Part 1: When God’s Ways Make No Sense, What then? Three Stories, Three Answers
Chapter 1: A Christian’s Response to an Incomprehensible God: Three Options
Chapter 2: Resist and Run (When Doing Wrong Feels Right): The Story of Jonah
Chapter 3: Distort and Deny (The Counterfeit Gospel): Then and Now: The Story of Saul
Chapter 4: Tremble and Trust (The Response of a Discerning Soul): The Story of Habakkuk
Part 2: When God’s Ways Make No Sense, Tremble! Why? What? How?
Chapter 5: Why Must We Tremble in Order to Trust?
Chapter 6: Trembling: The Gateway to Trust
Chapter 7: A Hands-Off God?
Chapter 8: Hands-Off but Present (And Still in Control)?
Chapter 9: Counterfeit Christianity for Christians: Claiming a Promise God Never Made
Chapter 10: A Long Journey Toward an Elusive Goal
Part 3: When God’s Ways Make No Sense: Trust in God’s Unthwarted Sovereignty
Chapter 11: The High Calling to Trust: Is it Too High?
Chapter 12: In God We Trust: For the Good He Gives or the Good We Want?
Chapter 13: The Consolable Longing: God’s Provision for the Good Life That Every Christian Most Wants
Chapter 14: Would We Prefer to Trust a Heavenly Grandfather? (Is that What We’re Doing?)
Chapter 15: Enjoying Our Sovereign God: “The Whole of History Is Nothing More Than the Story of God’s Activity”
Chapter 16: What Does It Mean to Say God Is Sovereign? Three Views (What View Best Frees Us to Enjoy Our Sovereign God?)
Part 4: When God’s Ways Make No Sense: Three Parables
Chapter 17: A Modern-Day Jonah: “I Know Better”
Chapter 18: A Modern-Day Saul: “I Can Make it Better”
Chapter 19: A Modern-Day Habakkuk: “There’s Nothing Better”
Final Comments: Unsettled Trust