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- Description'Someone Up There Doesn't Like Me' seeks to analyse how people view and react to misfortune and offers guidance on how it should be dealt with in the light of the strong faith of God possessed by the author. Myerscough claims that bad things happen when the '...flow of God's goodness is being obstructed'. He strongly disagrees with the view of some religious people who see misfortune as punishment for sin. Is our God so cruel that He would mete out punishment on children for the sins of their parents? Ideas like these are instrumental in turning people away from God. When God created the world He didn't make it risk-free. How would we grow and develop without risks? When God created us, He gave us the gift of free will and independent thought so that we could choose whether to take risks or t and decide how to handle misfortune. We are free to make bad as well as good choices; we are accountable for our own decisions and must deal with the consequences. Instead of reacting to misfortune and evil with anger, denial, indifference, self-pity, resignation or stoicism, we should recognise that bad things happpen and work to transform them into something positive. We should see each setback as an opportunity to start afresh and learn from our experiences. And we should pray more, t for miracles, material things or for life the way we want it, but for the strength and courage to cope with whatever life throws at us. A strong belief in the after-life will also help us to bear misfortune but should never make us apathetic and complacent. This book has been written intelligently by a man with an unwavering Christian belief in a benevolent God. Some of his views could be fuel for heated debate with those of a different faith. However, it is a book that should bring immense comfort to anyone who has experienced misfortune. The author's message is clear: direct your initial anger and frustration at the cause of the misfortune and then, when those emotions have subsided, take it by the throat, overcome it and make it work in your favour with a strong faith that God is on your side.
- Author BiographyCyril Myerscough was born in Preston in 1929. He moved to London in the 1950s and started his career as a journalist with IPC Magazines. He retired to Northern Ireland in the early 1990s with Margaret, his wife of nearly 50 years. An active member of the Pedestrians Association whilst in London and Living Streets since his move to Ireland, he has campaigned passionately for the rights of pedestrians for over 30 years. Deeply religious he has always sought to find answers to many of the questions religion raises. He has a daughter Joanne, and twin grandchildren.
- Author(s)Cyril Myerscough
- PublisherMelrose Books
- Date of Publication01/10/2006
- SubjectChristian Personal Testimonies
- Place of PublicationEly
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintMelrose Books
- Width161 mm
- Height240 mm
- Spine12 mm
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