This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite
Why Doesn’t God Fix It? by Kimberly Rae takes on the big question everybody asks sooner or later: If God is so loving, why does He let bad things happen? Right up front, Rae clarifies that she does not have a definitive answer, but she does have biblical support for what she believes to be the case. Saddled with multiple chronic health issues, the author was recalled from the mission field in Bangladesh to a life of public speaking in the US. Inevitable questions would arise as some members of her various audiences would challenge her belief that God uses even chronic health issues to implement His will. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, as so many choose to do, Rae turned to the Bible for answers to her own personal questions. In Why Doesn’t God Fix It? she does a superb job of calling upon the examples Jesus gave us when he walked the Earth as a human being. As one who has also been saddled with a number of chronic health issues due to no fault of my own (i.e. nothing I did “caused” my lupus, hearing loss, or vision deficiencies), I was personally pleased to find the author and I were already of one mind.
Why Doesn’t God Fix It? is a very professionally written biblical response to the titular question. As someone who often ignores appendices when I read a book, I felt obliged to read Rae’s appendices in order to provide an accurate review. I am glad I did, because those appendices were filled with information as valuable as the body of the book. In fact, for one appendix she realized and admitted she had avoided a couple uncomfortable Bible verses that were easier to ignore than to rectify, so she dove in head first and tackled those verses quite astutely. All in all, Why Doesn’t God Fix It? is well written, easily readable, biblically correct and logically defensible. It is written as a Bible Study with each chapter focusing on a single topical discussion, followed by a series of questions and answers for subsequent group discussion. This is a book that should be in every church’s library. It would also make a very good text for a special Sunday School class or small-group read, particularly for any members suffering from a “why me?” response to their health concerns.