Friday, February 13, 2015

Blindsided by God

When Peter Chin moved his family into an inner-city neighborhood to plant a church, he was sure he was doing what God wanted. But in the span of a few months his family experienced a heartbreaking miscarriage, a break-in at their home, a breast cancer diagnosis, and the termination of their health insurance. Why would God allow these things to happen?

But God had one more surprise prepared for the Chins: a child, conceived in the most unlikely and dangerous of circumstances, through whom Peter would realize that although God's ways were wild and strange, they were always good.

Filled with twists and turns, deep insights, and surprising humor, Blindsided by God explores the reality of suffering, the mystery of God's ways, and why, even in the darkest times, there's always reason for hope.

My thoughts: No one wants to go through trials. And yet, most of us will be hit with some sort of misfortune. Unfortunately, sometimes several trials hit at ones, like with Peter Chin and his family. Feeling like they need to plant a church in Washington D.C., he and his wife move their young family there. But, follow God's call isn't easy. While there, he and his family go through many different things, including his wife being diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite the pain of the trials, the Chin family is able to see God's hand at work in their lives.
I thought that this book was interesting, since I know I have a hard time looking up to the Lord when trials come. I don't know what I would do in a similar situation, so I appreciate the honesty and humor in this book. One of the best things about it, is that one can read it and realize that you are not alone. Others struggle too, but more importantly, God is there by your side when you go through trials.
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.


  1. I am glad when authors are honest about their struggles.
    It always helps the reader see they are not alone. Thanks!

    1. It does help us realize we are not alone! I think we are called to be more transparent with one another