Tom Parks narrates this audio edition. Contracted through Tyndale Publishers, the published title is When the Bottom Drops Out: Finding Grace in the Depths of Disappointment.
Bugh enters with a simple statement: everyone experiences disappointment. These may be different types, from red lights to the Cubs not winning. And then there are the major life events. Bugh, a pastor and theologian, discusses the importance of a theology on handling disappointment. How do we calculate G-d in death of a loved one, or major disasters? Bugh shares from personal experience, of losing his best friend, and his wife shortly thereafter (in addition to enhanced church stress).
Parks gives Bugh’s text an authentic voice, permitting listeners to feel as though the author has come to speak at a Sunday church sermon. Read slightly mechanically, Parks’ ability to give a natural pace outweighs the robotic reflective pauses.
+3 for important discussion
+2 for smooth narration
-1 for quick loss of interest
This book is honest and packed with helpful information for those who suffer from disappointment. Not the minor stuff, per se, but the larger than life events.
This book is designed with those readers (or listeners) in mind. Check it out in the SG Store today…