Waiting: Finding Hope When God Seems Silent, By Ben Patterson
  • Length: 170 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Published: December 04, 1990
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 1296
  • ISBN: 9780830812967

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Waiting . . .

In a dead-end career for a breakthrough . . .

In an unhappy marriage for relief or escape . . .

In a chronic illness for a ray of hope . . .

In solitude for the loneliness to subside . . .

In turmoil for peace to come . . .

Sometimes we find our lives placed on hold. Deep questions begin to surface. How long must I wait? Is there any meaning to all this waiting? Can I trust God?

We can't help but wonder what is happening--and why?

In Waiting, Ben Patterson uncovers two cardinal virtues required for successful waiting--humility and hope. You will learn how humility teaches us we exist for God's sake, not for our own; and you will learn how hope assures us that there is something worth waiting for.


Introduction: Why Wait?

1. Naked I Came, Naked I Shall Depart (Job 1)
2. Wth Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies? (Job 4-25)
3. Cosmic Egotism (Job 26-42)
4. Journey on a Promise (Genesis 12:1-9)
5. A Mirror, Not a Model (Genesis 12:1-20)
6. The Road Less Traveled (Genesis 13:1-18)
7. Counterfeit Faith (Genesis 16:1-16)
8. Keep on Laughing (Genesis 18)
9. Partners in Waiting (Genesis 18:16-33)
10. Faith's Ultimate Test (Genesis 22:1-19)



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Ben Patterson

Ben Patterson is chaplain of Westmont College. A regular contributor to Leadership Journal, he is also the author of several books, including Serving God and Waiting.