Why Can't We Trust God?

Trust in the Father; The Four Sorrows of The Bible That Lead Back to God

Christian - Living
139 Pages
Reviewed on 09/05/2019
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Reviewed by Asher Syed for Readers' Favorite

His Way: Trust in the Father by Thomas P Wise is a Christian non-fiction book that outlines The Four Sorrows of The Bible That Lead Back to God. The sorrows that Wise addresses are: Life in a fallen world, pain due to our sin, God’s pruning, and the hate of the world. Broken down by chapter, the author walks the reader through a deeply thorough study of each sorrow, providing scriptural evidence and a host of supplementary testimony for additional sources. Wise is able to simplify complex findings and present a wholly informative and intelligent illustration that cohesively blends, in equal parts, both a philosophical and academic case for those who are open and willing to learn and grow in their faith.

Thomas P Wise has done an admiral job in the research, analysis, and the overall writing of His Way: Trust in the Father. At first glance, the book's compact size is almost deceptive with regard to the amount of information covered. This isn't a light read and, frankly, not all of the material is easy to digest on the initial pass—particularly when Wise imparts personal stories. I had to set the book aside after reading about the loss of a prematurely born daughter. The emotion described transcends the page and I found myself getting choked up. How does one find a way back to God when such a loss has occurred? Wise does the improbable and is able to convince that it is not only possible, but can be done with all of the grace, love, and hope that God provides even in the darkest moments of our lives. Highly recommended.

Mamta Madhavan

Why Can't We Trust God? Trust in the Father - The Four Sorrows of the Bible that Lead Back to God by Thomas P. Wise shows readers how to trust in Jesus, and to trust in our God - who is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The book tells readers about the Four Sorrows - Life in a Fallen World, Pain Due to Our Sin, God's Pruning, and The Hate of the World - and how in the desire for self-fulfillment and sin, we build walls between us and God. The book shows readers the many ways they can get to know God better. God never changes and he does not lie. The author decodes the spiritual undertones of many psalms and scriptures in this book.

The author speaks about an often discussed topic in an engaging way and I found the imaginary exchange between Adam and the Serpent interesting and informative. This book will help us readers realize how God always wants to have a relationship with all of us, and while living in a world of sorrow and suffering everyone is pointed back to the Lord who provides happiness when sorrow is overwhelming. The book reiterates the power of God and his presence in our lives. It is also a good book to understand God's grace and blessings. It will help us to build trust in God for all things and also for a better connection with family members, brothers, and sisters.

Richard L DeMoss

Why Can't We Trust God?: Trust in the Father by Thomas P. Wise is a book that gives us a blueprint of how to lead a life of service to God through trust and suffering. Wise tells us that there are three bases of trust that form our ability to choose to trust -- personality, cognition, and institutional trust. He posits there are four sorrows we face in life, Life in a Fallen World, Pain Due to our Sin, God's Pruning, and the Hate of the World, all designed to point us to God. Using scripture and modern-day science and thinking, Wise deftly intertwines the two to show us a path that brings us closer to God and what he wants us to do in service to him. Wise shows us how we develop trust in our lives and how that trust can lead us to salvation through Jesus Christ, and then how that trust can lead us to a fruitful life of service to God. Wise goes through the four sorrows one by one, showing how pain and suffering have all been designed to impact our lives and to lead us to Jesus and a closer walk with Him.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It really made me think. Using scientific reasoning along with scripture really opened my mind to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and what that really represented for mankind. Always using scripture to back his teaching, and throwing in personal experiences that show how suffering affected his life deepened the message Wise presented. I would really recommend this book to those who are seeking Christ and for those who have accepted Him and are looking for a way to serve God by having a closer walk with Him.