Now What Resources

    In this series we’ll talk about the one thing more than any other that causes many of us to doubt God, lose our faith or keep us from faith all together. How do we make sense of life when life doesn’t make sense? We experience a tragedy, illness, divorce and now we are living with circumstances that we can’t change. So now what? Join us as we talk about what we do when we are in a “now what” stage in our lives. We hope you’ll come and invite a friend.

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    RIGHT NOW MEDIA

    Videos:

    When God Doesn’t Make Sense
    If God is loving and powerful, why does he allow his children to struggle? Gabe Lyons discusses his battle with faith in finding out his son had Down Syndrome.

    Why Does God Allow Pain And Suffering

    Learn why pain and suffering is a basic part of the universe.

    Why Does A Good God Allow Pain And Suffering

    Jon Tyson asks why God allows pain and suffering and what that means for our freedom.

    Why Does God Allow Pain And Suffering

    Thought leaders, theologians, authors and speakers examine why we often experience pain and suffering in life.

    Books:

    Letters to a Skeptic
    Available in our Next Steps Room for $10, or
    buy online here.

    Greg Boyd and his dad were on opposite sides of a great divide. Greg was a new Christian, while his father was a longtime agnostic. So Greg offered his father an invitation: His dad could write with any questions on Christianity, and his son would offer a response. Letters from a Skeptic contains this special correspondence. Whether you're a skeptic, a believer, or just unsure, these letters can provide a practical, common-sense guide to the Christian faith.

    Life’s Healing Choices

    Available in our Next Steps Room for $10, or buy online here.

    We've all been hurt by other people, we've hurt ourselves, and we've hurt others. And as a result, every single one of us ends up with some sort of hurt, hang-up, or habit. But the question we all face is, Where do we go from here? Life's Healing Choices offers freedom through eight healing choices that promise true happiness and life transformation. Through making each of these choices, you will find God's pathway to wholeness, growth, spiritual maturity, happiness, and healing. You'll find real answers, real hope, and a real future -- one healing choice at a time.

    Finding Your Way Back to God
    Available in our Next Steps Room for $10, or buy online here.
    Each of us spends our lives on a journey toward God. Yet often our most deeply felt longings—for meaning, for love, for significance—end up leading us away from, instead of toward, our Creator and the person he made us to be. This book shows you how to understand and listen to your longings in a whole new way. It’s about waking up to who you really are, and daring to believe that God wants to be found even more than you want to find him. It’s about making the biggest wager of your life as you ask God to make Himself known to you. And it’s about watching what happens next.

    Walking With God Through Pain and Suffering (Buy online here)
    The question of why God would allow pain and suffering in the world has vexed believers and nonbelievers for millennia. Timothy Keller, whose books have sold millions of copies to both religious and secular readers, takes on this enduring issue and shows that there is meaning and reason behind our pain and suffering, making a forceful and ground-breaking case that this essential part of the human experience can be overcome only by understanding our relationship with God. Walking with God through Pain and Suffering uses biblical wisdom and personal stories of overcoming adversity to bring a much-needed, fresh viewpoint to this important issue.

    Bible Reading Plans:

    Finding Comfort in Pain (6 days)
    Comfort and pain are as old as the human experience. Yet, we struggle to understand their place in our life and faith. Why don’t I feel God’s comfort? If He loves me, how could God let this happen? This six-day Bible Plan delves into these questions, their answers in Scripture, and God’s place in all of it.

    Problem With Pain (4 days)
    The problem with pain is simple: it hurts. Even in the pain, though, God says this: I will never leave you. Humanity runs from pain, resists it, medicates it, and anesthetizes pain. But consider this: only by experiencing pain do we recognize the areas of our life that require healing. This Reading Plan offers reflections on pain, healing, and recovery from author Seth Haines.

    When God Doesn’t Make Sense (7 days)
    Life doesn’t always go the way we expected. You pray with faith, but God doesn’t do what you asked. You seek Him but don’t feel His presence. You’re going through pain, but your cries for relief seem to go unanswered. This Life.Church Bible Plan will guide you through Scriptures to read When God Doesn’t Make Sense.

    Should Life Hurt This Bad? (16 days)

    The Christian life isn't a fairytale. It hurts sometimes. There's suffering and pain. And Jesus knows this. He even warned us. But here's the good news. There's a reason for all of that pain and suffering. Check this reading plan out to discover more.