|Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci
|Oh! How many times I've thought this!!! If God is love.........I just don't get it!!!!
|Reviewed by Sandy Hoynacki (Reader)
|This is a question that many have pondered for a long time. The answers are varied and with conviction to each of those that seek to find. Sounds like a great book, Jerry
|Reviewed by Vesper Darby
|love the name jerry...johnny penn butler....a never tobeanswered question...anxious to see how you present it...pat|
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Yes, I have asked these questions of people of faith and I am yet to receive a satisfactory answer. Sometimes the right person can give us the desire to want to believe and because of a special person I now hope and believe that if there is a God or higher power and I do think there is something, than he will have the answers for us in time.
|Reviewed by Diana Legun
|You have well conveyed a piercing questionmark. It reads as effectively as the painting "The Scream," only with huge sadness in place of huge fear. The name Johnny Penn Butler has a terrific ring to it. ~~ Diana|
|Reviewed by RWEHAVING FUN
|All who with an honest and sincere heart, whole-heartedly, unreservedly, without an agenda hidden for all to see, seek for answers to questions like these will find that God not only has open ears, but a comforting voice to console and strengthen those who suffer.
I don't claim to know the answers to all your questions, but I do know that this world of suffering pales in comparison to the joys and wonders, the happiness and heavenly bliss that awaits those in the life to come, those who love our Lord God and rest in Faith in Him.
Some questions may only be answered through Faith.
Other questions seem designed to erode Faith.
Let us pray Johnny Penn Butler is a cut above the cynical, skeptical crowd of jaded disbelievers... or at the very least, willing to entertain the possibilities of a faith-filled life.
|Reviewed by Connie Faust
|God is gracious, accepting the questions and accusations of his creations. It's okay to question God. There is an insightful answer in a song that says, "When you can't trace His hand, trust His heart."
As surely as I live and breathe, God is gracious and uses our pain, injury, sickness and suffering to accomplish wise and loving ends. How can we expect to understand His ways? They are "higher than our ways" and "His thoughts are higher than our thoughts."
Consider the Savior: His suffering and death were unexplainable by our understanding, but 3 days later, He was alive again, triumphant over death so that we may be reconciled to God.
I certainly can't explain God's ways, but I can urge anyone to "Taste and see that the Lord is good."
Excellent writing, Jerry, touching the heart and the common desire in all of us to know the answers and change the world.
|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
|I am reminded after reading your intriguing
poetry that "we should cry when babies are
born into sin, and rejoice when they die..
forgiven of their sins" Thanks *Jerry*
|Reviewed by Odin Roark
|You ask the question that inevitably has many answers, depending on which road you choose to walk down. Lest we forget one's inner-road, there will always continue to be that outer-road lined with "I'm the true answer" opportunists.|
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Sounds like you have your work cut out for you. Since everything known about gods requires faith and not evidence, and there is no evidence, the question becomes a daunting task. A lifetime of searching.
However, there is no god or gods and the answer becomes quite clear and simple. In the random course of things and mutations in DNA, some will get diseases and some will not. The stronger will tend to survive and pass on their stronger genes unless well-meaning, god-fearing humans intervene and try to play God by saving children with defective, suffering genes and maintaing them through long, suffering lives.
More often than not, death is a blessing. Ask Hemingway.
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|Its a question I have asked myself due to losing a boy in his 5th week, one that stuggled to live. Many have tried to address this question but all will agree we won't have the answer as long as we are here. I look forward to my reunion with my son. But like those that have lost....we move forward with the new dream that comes our way. You have expressed the emotion of this experience etremely well.|
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|Intriguing....I'm sure it will be a great story...
|Reviewed by Donna Chandler
|Well penned questions that we all ask ...... questions that have been and will be debated for years to come.
|Reviewed by Christine Tsen
|Beautifully penned, Jerry, with curiosity, grief and your own unique and honest voice. I have missed reading you!
|Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley
|This has been a question asked by the "Christian" world and atheists and agnostics for ages Jerry. One in which I don't believe there is a truly good answer. The Christians believe it is something God allows and has His reason and they are not to question his motives, the atheists/agnostics ask if there is a God why does he allow suffering. The enlightened know a path is chosen to experience all things in life from human suffering to happiness which help them grow as a soul. But none of which any can answer this mind provoking question.
Very good thought Jerry and I'm sure you will inspire many thoughts here for others.
Love and Light
|Reviewed by Budd Nelson
My friend you ask the questions of substance that our species will not take heed to. Your new book and character sound like a must read especially since you are the originator, I for one will be waiting.