Book Review: God Is Just Not Fair by Jennifer Rothschild
As you can see, the cover page of the latest book from Jennifer Rothschild proclaims in bold letters God Is Just Not Fair, while the smaller subtitle states, "Finding Hope When Life Doesn't Make Sense." That bold title grabbed me! For me, this book seemed timely. I'm not sure I was feeling God wasn't fair when I picked up this book to read, but I have been struggling to make sense of life lately.
I found this book to be engaging from the beginning. This is the first book I've read by Jennifer Rothschild. I liked her style. . .she seems conversational and down to earth. I also found I laughed a few times and I shed a few tears. . .she knew how to reach me where I am. She should understand those who are hurting as she has been through a thing or two in her life. At the age of 15, Rothschild lost her sight to a devastating disease. She has also face Depression five years ago, which caused her to wrestle with God.
In God Is Just Not Fair, Rothschild asks six questions of God: Are You Fair?; Do You Err?; Do You Hear Prayer?; Do You Care?; Are You Aware?; Are You There? Rothschild uses a variety of illustrations from her life, the men and women of the Bible and some other people's lives to help the reader draw some conclusions. At the end of each section, she shares verses under the heading Threads of truth for a blanket of faith. She invites readers to go to her website and download free Scripture cards of the verses. Rothschild's book helps readers as they face their own unique struggles, to wrestle with these issues. I would encourage anyone who is struggling, to read this book.
I received this book from Zondervan at no charge. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for the book.