About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

When God Says "No": Facing Disappointment and Denial without Losing Heart, Losing Hope, or Losing Your Head by Elizabeth Laing Thompson

When God Says

No is not a four-letter word, but it certainly feels like one.

It’s one thing to feel God’s love when life goes your way, but what happens to your faith when life doesn’t go as you had planned?

When prayers go unanswered and dreams unfulfilled?

When the sick stay sick and the dead do not rise?

When you’re lost in the desert and the Promised Land seems like empty promise?

When God says, “No,” how do you grapple with disappointment?

Author Elizabeth Laing Thompson walks alongside readers as she tackles the difficulties that stymie our faith, stifle our prayers, and stunt our relationship with God. When God Says, “No” will help you to discover hope when life feels hopeless, good in what feels bad, and new dreams when old ones have died. This book is a fantastic reminder of Who is in charge—Who He is and how He works. How He loves us and why He limits us. The better we know Him, the more we understand that He says “No” to a few things, so He might say “Yes” to many more.   


Reading this book is like talking to a trusted friend. Author Elizabeth Laing Thompson seems to know what we're feeling, and what we need to hear and read. When God Says "No" has stories from both the Old and New Testament, along with the personal reflections of people of today. From Moses, who is told "No" to entering the Promised Land, to Jesus, who understood the need to surrender, this book is overflowing with sound advice, encouraging words, and thought-provoking statements. From dealing with lost hopes and dreams, to facing a terminal illness. we are reminded that God's "No" is given in love.

I urge you to grab a copy of this book, along with a highlighter, and savor this book that's filled with nuggets of inspiration that you'll want to remember. When God Says "No" is a wonderful resource that I will certainly read again!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars 


Elizabeth Laing Thompson is a minister, speaker, and novelist (The Thirteenth Summer) who lives in North Carolina with her preacher husband and four miracle children. She believes the recipe for a happy life is simple: laugh-cry daily, pray continually, caffeinate constantly. She has also written When God Says, "Go" and When God Says, "Wait".

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