We’ve all been there or are there. It can strike any person, anytime, anywhere. If we let down our guard and begin to give in to it, we’ll be pulled into a powerful downward spiral that we can’t escape by our own strength. We find ourselves asking: How can I forgive when the pain is so great? Does forgiving mean I have to forget the past? What if I choose not to forgive?
Snyder discusses the causes and consequences of resentment, and the cures for resentment against God. Ultimately, the way out comes in knowing who God is and realizing that far from abandoning us in our hard times, he is the one who rescues us.
—Rev. Dr. Paul G. Watermulder, Board of Directors, The Presbyterian Outlook magazine
"Resenting God explains in lay terms how Reformed theology and Object Relations psychology together inform how believers form an understanding of what God is like. It examines how people project human traits onto God and explores healthier ways to experience the reality of God in their lives.”
—Rev. Susan L. DeHoff, PhD, author of Psychosis or Mystical Religious Experience?
“A thought-provoking, inspired read by a missionary who himself has faced trials and tribulations and yet lives in a humble, joyful poise toward God and neighbor.”
—Rev. Dr. Henry J. Hansen, Senior Pastor, Bidwell Presbyterian Church, Chico, CA
“If you’re burdened by resentment, bitterness, and blame and want to live a positive life, you will want to read Resenting God. ‘God is never less than we imagine him to be, but always more.’ I highly recommend it!” —Gregg Bissonette, Grammy Award–winning musician
“Every person should have a John Snyder in their life. Resenting God will become one of my annual reads, no matter what is going on in my life.”
—Judith Briles, author of When God Says NO
“Many books have been dedicated to encouragement for hard moments, but what makes this one standout is Snyder’s understanding of the anatomy of those low points.”—Matt Whitman, Pastor of Free Church in Lander, Wyoming; host of the podcasts The Ten Minute Bible Hour, History Nugget, and No Dumb Question