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The Invisible Hand

Do All Things Really Work for Good?

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780875527093
Publication Date 09/22/03

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Every woman who has delivered a stillborn baby knows the devastation it brings to the heart.

Who can experience such a thing,” writes R. C. Sproul, “without crying to heaven and asking, ‘Why?’ It is normal to wonder where God is in such circumstances. It is where the rubber of human anguish meets the road of divine providence.”

“This book is an effort to face those issues and questions that arise with regard to God’s providence,” Sproul writes. “It is designed to look at the question of providence, not only from a doctrinal viewpoint, but chiefly from an examination of concrete experiences of the flesh-and-blood people whose lives and struggles are recorded for us in sacred Scripture.”

Sproul concludes: “The providence of God is our fortress, our shield, and our very great reward. It is what provides courage and perseverance for his saints.”


"Not since I read one of Sproul’s earlier books, The Holiness of God, has a book simultaneously shaken my soul and comforted it with the presence of God. . . . This is theology at its finest. It is truth for living."

—Rob Taylor

"Sproul does his usual workmanlike job of clarifying difficult topics and rendering them comprehensible to the lay reader. . . . The Invisible Hand throws welcome light on a neglected facet of God’s action and human experience."

Christian Library Journal


The Author

R.C. Sproul

R.C. Sproul

R.C. Sproul (1939–2017) was the founder of Ligonier Ministries, general editor of the Reformation Study Bible, and executive editor of Tabletalk magazine. A prolific author, he wrote more than a hundred books, including The Holiness of God, Faith Alone, Scripture Alone, Chosen by God, What Is Reformed Theology?, The Glory of Christ, The Mystery of the Holy Spirit, and Getting the Gospel Right. Dr. Sproul was professor of systematic theology and apologetics at Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale until 2004 and, before that, taught at Reformed Theological Seminary. He served as first minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew’s Chapel, Sanford, Florida, taught on the national daily radio program Renewing Your Mind, and was the first president of Reformation Bible College.

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