Hand of God

The Comfort of Having a Sovereign God


Weight 0.23 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 12.1 × 1.5 cm
ISBN 9780851519449

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Original Pub Date


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Oct 1, 2006


‘Church leaders are asking for writing that makes the great truths of Christianity accessible to contemporary man without triteness . . . You judge . . . whether Frederick S. Leahy has not succeeded quite brilliantly in this humble response, The Hand of God: The Comfort of Having a Sovereign God.‘ — GEOFF THOMAS

‘In this book readers will find robustly biblical teaching on God’s sovereignty in salvation and good, practical discussion of issues like guidance and Christian service. At a time when many Christians seem to shy away from all talk of hell, Leahy writes honestly and compassionately about the final judgement. The chapter, The Hand That Judges, is shot through with urgent, evangelistic appeal, making this book useful to unbelievers as well as Christians.’– GUY DAVIES (Protestant Truth)

Book Description

Every worthwhile book should have an aim and meet a need. The author’s aim in writing this, his last book, was to show the relevance of the Bible’s teaching on the sovereignty of God to the lives of all men and women everywhere. Not only does this great truth stretch and enlarge the human mind, it also brings much needed comfort to the ‘broken and contrite’ human heart.

This work is packed full of sane, pastoral wisdom and is the product of a passionately God-centred theology. Leahy demonstrates how the sovereignty of God is deeply relevant to every area of life. He makes penetrating application of biblical teaching to contemporary issues such as the environment and materialism. His main aim is to comfort and strengthen the people of God. Life in this fallen world can sometimes be very difficult and baffling. Leahy deals sensitively with the problem of suffering and evil, and assures us that God is in control of all events.  The Lord may use suffering to chasten and discipline us, but he always does so in love, for our eternal benefit.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Foreword ix
Introduction xiii
Frederick S Leahy, 1922–2006: A Brief Tribute xv
1 The Hand that Creates 1
2 The Hand that Governs 20
3 The Hand that Provides 40
4 The Hand that Redeems 61
5 The Hand that Keeps 83
6 The Hand that Guides 104
7 The Hand that Chastens 121
8 The Hand that Blesses 138
9 The Hand that Enables 156
10 The Hand that Judges 177
Epilogue: Comfort 197
Appendix A: The Historicity of the Genesis Account 199
Appendix B: The Baneful Influence of Evolutionary Theory 201
Appendix C: ‘The Open View of God’ 205



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