Abandonado por Dios review  3


  • Paperback
  • 182
  • Abandonado por Dios
  • Sinclair B. Ferguson
  • English
  • 14 December 2019
  • 9780851516912

10 thoughts on “Abandonado por Dios

  1. says:

    The Gospel saves us from death not be removing death but by helping us to face it in the power of Christ's victory and thus to overcome it So too with sin And similarly with discouragement Faith in Christ does not remove all the causes of discouragement; rather it enables us to overcome them We may experience discouragement; but we will not be defeated by itThis is a useful book and an easy read The author uses real life examples and those of Scripture to help us to deal with times of discouragement and depression He works through the Psalms primarilyRecommended especially for those struggling in the Christian life


  2. says:

    I appreciated the author's care in writing out all of the Psalms used in this book Indeed he even reprinted individual sections as he covered them It may have added a few pages but sending the reader dashing back and forth into a Bible to check references was not appropriate for this work This is one indication of the pastoral hand that was applied here


  3. says:

    Thought provoking and helpful I found this particularly helpful as it looked at various aspects of being deserted by God and not only depression


  4. says:

    Just wanted to check out a little by Sinclair Meditations on different psalms My favorite part was the portion on ambitions


  5. says:

    A nice reflection on a selection of Psalms A heart felt devotion for those who feel that God has abandoned them


  6. says:

    In a season of cultural and political upheaval Sinclair Ferguson is a spiritual oasis in the desert The dark night of the soul – a phrase to describe when you feel God has abandoned you in a hard time –that’s the theme of this book What do you do when God isn’t answering when you don’t understand His hard providence?“How long O Lord? Will You forget me forever?” – Psalm 131 “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death” – Psalm 234 “Why are you downcast O my soul?” – Psalm 425 The same Psalms that ask these uestions give us help toward answering them When we are discouraged we turn to the only One who has the words of eternal life No matter the hard words He gives or the crazy situations He takes us into we have nowhere else to turn and He gives us eternal life Ferguson deals in a very pastorally sensitive way with the difference between what we feel is true and what is actually true Between what may be the conseuence of our own sins he deals with Psalm 51 straight on and baseless feelings of despair or discouragementI would highly recommend anyone feeling discouraged and wondering what God is doing with their lives to pick up and read this book


  7. says:

    This was great Ferguson analyzes specific Psalms in detail covering the emotional state of the writer at the time the lessons learned and the application to us readers My favorite chapters were Discouragement Psalm 42 43 and Learning Contentment Psalm 131 Some chapters took a direct hit at me than others but I would imagine that if I read the book again in a few years different sections might jump out depending on my life situation at the time The overarching theme is that God has given us sufficient evidence of his love for us to trust his discernment and direction over our lives regardless of the situation Scripture is intended to be a reflection of God's attributes not a spiritual horoscope 154 but through it we can still learn to view our personal circumstances through the lens of God's love not deprivation It's uite possibly the hardest lesson to learn God's will but in God's way and at God's time 171 I liked the reminder that scripture is intended to be read digested and committed to memory BEFORE the hard times hit in preparation for what lies ahead Overall a great read very timely and one I hope to revisit


  8. says:

    A sure handed guide to select Psalms by Dr Ferguson Extremely helpful for those of us prone to discouragementgentle prodding from Dr Ferguson to press onSome uotesThere are sinister elements about discouragement It is all pervasive affecting everything in our lives Yet at the same time it is a vague generalized feeling that seems to discourage us from probing its roots too deeply lest we find the experience too painfulWe often fail precisely here In fact our spiritual discouragement discourages us from analyzing its causes We yield to discouragement rather than trace back its symptoms to its root Discouragement does not simply go away of its own account It must be cross examined We must learn to say to it ‘Why are you there?’ Only then will we discover that there is an appropriate medicine even for our soulsA mind well stocked with the knowledge of Scripture is a great preservative from overmuch discouragement; it is like a well stocked pharmacy in which remedies are always at hand


  9. says:

    Outstanding simple classic pure and direct The beauty of older text is how focused it stays on the topic speaks to truth and doesn't drift from the message with pop culture anecdotes or fluffy language Ferguson addresses aspects of depression using a chapter from Psalms to demonstrate the raw and honest struggles experienced by David who poured how his heart to God in every ugly and unpleasant way possible Such a powerful study


  10. says:

    Excellent Ferguson uses the Psalms to anchor every chapter with Biblical instruction that encourages a believer but also causes us to think about how we look at God during our times of trouble This is another book to put in my arsenal for counseling or just to encourage my own heart when I am in the midst of a severe trial


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Abandonado por Dios

Sinclair B. Ferguson Ó 3 read

S They provide us with wisdom which will lead us to the conviction of the closing chapter that we are 'Never Deserte. This was great Ferguson analyzes specific Psalms in detail covering the emotional state of the writer at the time the lessons learned and the application to us readers My favorite chapters were Discouragement Psalm 42 43 and Learning Contentment Psalm 131 Some chapters took a direct hit at me than others but I would imagine that if I read the book again in a few years different sections might jump out depending on my life situation at the time The overarching theme is that God has given us sufficient evidence of his love for us to trust his discernment and direction over our lives regardless of the situation Scripture is intended to be a reflection of God's attributes not a spiritual horoscope 154 but through it we can still learn to view our personal circumstances through the lens of God's love not deprivation It's uite possibly the hardest lesson to learn God's will but in God's way and at God's time 171 I liked the reminder that scripture is intended to be read digested and committed to memory BEFORE the hard times hit in preparation for what lies ahead Overall a great read very timely and one I hope to revisit

review Ö eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Sinclair B. Ferguson

Deserted by God begins with the uestion Can Anyone Help Me and draws on the experience of the psalmists in the Old T. Thought provoking and helpful I found this particularly helpful as it looked at various aspects of being deserted by God and not only depression

review Abandonado por Dios

Estament to help us to being to understand the ways of God It shows how others have walked the same pathway before u. Just wanted to check out a little by Sinclair Meditations on different psalms My favorite part was the portion on ambitions


About the Author: Sinclair B. Ferguson

Sinclair B Ferguson is Associate Preacher at St Peter's Free Church in Dundee and also Distinguished Visiting Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary Philadelphia Pennsylvania He was Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church of Columbia South Carolina and prior to that he was minister of St George's Tron Church in Glasgow