What happens when a well-known pastor and best-selling author has his deepest convictions rocked by darkness in the world around him? What happens when, in the face of great pain, suffering, and loss, he finds himself startlingly and honestly asking, “Is Jesus really the hope of the world?”
David Platt was fresh off a trek through some of the highest mountains and remotest villages in the world. While there, he saw firsthand some of the most urgent physical and spiritual needs imaginable. Late one night, face to the floor in a flood of tears, he found himself overwhelmed with seismic questions:
- If the gospel is true and God really is good, then where is God amid extreme poverty and pain?
- Where are the peace and protection of God for the oppressed and exploited in the world?
- Is hell really a place and does it actually last forever?
- If so, then why are so many people born into what seems like an earthly hell, only to move to an eternal one? How can that be fair?
In this compelling account of that treacherous trek, Platt invites you to eat what he ate, drink what he drank, see the faces he saw, and feel the emotions he felt at every turn. In the end, you will find yourself eye to eye with some of the most challenging needs in the world and face to face with the God who wants to use your life in greater ways than you could have ever imagined.
Reading this book is not risk free. It will leave you transformed and determined to take action. Because something needs to change!