Apr 15, 2010

Should We Fire God? by Jim Pace

When the worst school shooting in history occurred, Pastor Jim Pace, a Virginia Tech alumnus, was front and center. Media, students, church members, and strangers asked him the same question: If God is loving, why doesn't He stop disasters before they start? SHOULD WE FIRE GOD is Jim's thoughtful, reasoned response to the idea that God isn't doing His job very well. In conversational, nonpreachy prose, Jim explains why God allows pain and devastation to occur--and what the consequences would be if He didn't.


Jim Pace is copastor at New Life Christian Fellowship at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. He helped found the Ecclesia Network, a group of emerging missional churches that are trying to figure out how to lead communities of faith in Jesus in our culture today. Jim and his wife have been married fourteen years and have three children. This is his first book.


Should We Fire God? is a frank yet profound book that shows us how to find hope in God when everything around us is going all wrong. God doesn't promise to protect us from the terror of this world, and many of us think He doesn't intervene enough. All of us probably know what it feels like to be disappointed by God.

This book takes us on a journey of honesty with our own beliefs and our relationship with God. There are no easy answers to the big questions, but this book really helps to explain more about God and how much He really does care for us. There are awesome questions at the end of each chapter that would be great for group discussion or personal reflection.

If you are searching for answers when you just don't understand, you will find comfort and insight in this great little book.

Thank you to Hachette Books for a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review.

Should We Fire God?: Finding Hope in God When We Don't Understand
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: FaithWords (April 8 2010)
ISBN-10: 0446546143
ISBN-13: 978-0446546140

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