Does God Always Get What God Wants?

An Exploration of God’s Activity in a Suffering World


Another BOOK REVIEW From “Faith Today”

From the Back Cover:

Anne, my first wife, died of breast cancer at the age of 49 having battled with the disease for over 6 years. We had been married for 28 years. Her suffering understandably impacted greatly on the lives of our family and friends, and that of our church—raising challenging questions, such as:

  • If “God is in control” does this mean God is to blame for suffering?
  • Why did God not heal Anne?
  • Does prayer make any difference?
  • Is Anne’s death what God wanted to happen?
  • What is God doing about evil?

People’s experience of suffering causes them to examine the kind of God they believe in, the nature of the universe God made, and God’s activity in the world. This book explores all three aspects and responds constructively to the complex issues that the above questions pose, and provides powerful reasons for confidence in the firm Christian hope.




  1. Crisis and Credo
  2. The Trinitarian God
  3. The Crucified God
  4. God’s Good, Untamed Creation
  5. Does God Always Get What God Wants?
  6. What is God doing about Evil?
  7. Glimpses of the Future in the Present
  8. Co-prayer with the Spirit
  9. A Time to Cry, A Time to Wait, A Time to Celebrate

Appendix I: Is Satan Real?


Published by Cascade Books

One thought on “Does God Always Get What God Wants?”

  1. You must get this latest book from Rev. Dr. Tim Reddish. Tim has a way of getting to the heart of spiritual matters that draw the reader into a more intimate conversation about one’s relationship with God. Tim’s insights and personal approach put flesh on these subjects that help to touch the heart, comfort the mind and encourage the soul. His voice is one for our times.

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