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Holly Burkhalter’s book, Good God, Lousy World, and Me was somewhat of a difficult read for me. I found it quite wordy, yet the so detailed. Holly’s struggle with God and spirituality coupled with her profession in human rights interested me, because I know how difficult it can be to work amongst the broken. It makes one question whether there is a God and if so, does that God really care for everyone. At times, it can be troubling to even try to have faith in an unknown being that seemingly allows really bad things to happen to people.
Holly’s story of her struggle with even the simplest belief in God throughout her life was filled with questions. Eventually coming to have faith in a God wasn’t easy for Holly. The pain of watching others suffer and even attempting to come to terms with the terrible acts in which she fought against gave rise to a continued lack of belief and faith. Still fighting through all that, with the help of many others along the way, Holly has an understanding of God and faith that works for her.
The book, filled with details is still a good read. The account of one person attempting to reconcile the tragedies of life with the belief and faith in an unknown power greater than everything, including the tragedies. Check it out for yourself though Amazon.
*Disclaimer: Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers, Convergent Books and Blogging For Books provided me with a free copy of this book for purposes of review. The opinions and thoughts about the book are all mine.