Traveling Through Troubled Times
Released from Fear through Faith With Habakkuk
by Dr Stuart Robinson
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In summarizing a wide and sweeping range of global problems confronting our modern world, this book tackles some of the personal challenges these problems present and directs us to a man and his message for answers; a message that will assist us to live victoriously.
This book reassures us that we are not the first to face the possibility of oblivion. Millennia ago, in a small far-off land bordering the eastern Mediterranean, a very similar situation arose. We have a detailed record of one man’s struggle with his own mortality in the face of impending genocide that was about to engulf his own nation. His name was Habakkuk.
His is an enduring message that can help in our own journey, as we continue Traveling Through Troubled Times.
What others are saying
BIBLICAL, PERSONAL, CONTEMPORARY, CONFRONTING these are just four words that come readily to mind to describe Stuart’s superb commentary on the book of Habakkuk. What makes this book such compelling reading is that this is no mere treatise from an arm-chair theoretician but this is cutting edge commentary from a battle scarred pilgrim who himself has travelled victoriously through troubled times.
Rev. ALLAN WEBB, Former Australian National Director, OMF
In summarizing a wide sweeping range of global problems Stuart has hinted at some of the personal challenges these problems present. In opening up Habakkuk Stuart reveals that God has already provided some answers as to how we can effectively respond to the sweeping range of global problems confronting our modern world. The burdens of the prophet Habakkuk are our burdens and this book makes clear that God has not left us on our own.
Rev. Dr DAVID CLAYDON, Speaker, author, senior advisor – Lausanne Movement, Sydney
Here is an uncompromising exposition of Habakkuk by one of Australia’s leading preachers and missiologists, Dr Stuart Robinson. With forthrightness and passion, shunning the trend to revisionism, he has tackled the perplexing issues of the silence of God, the pleas of his people, and the victories that come through submitting to his will when the challenges appear insurmountable.
Coming through his work are his faithfulness to the text of Scripture, his urgent prophetic voice to challenge a complacent church, and his passion for a lost world. A must-read for every pastor and disciple of Christ who want to handle and proclaim God’s Word in truth and with authority.
GEOFF HOLDWAY, Retired Senior Pastor, Garden City Christian Church, Brisbane
ACC State ministry team member, Queensland and Northern Territory
The Christian faith has often comforted the troubled. May it also trouble the comfortable!
Stuart is passionate that Habakkuk’s prophetic text troubles us! Disturbs us! This text speaks to our troubled context. Stirring us to radically trust, not in a domesticated God, but in the sometimes elusive but worthy God who is intricately involved in human history and believers’ lives! Tracing God’s fingerprints in nations, societies and Christ-followers, Stuart guides us past fear to a fresh robust Christ-centered faith!
Dr IAN L. GRANT, Director of Training, Harvest Bible College, Melbourne
One does not have to be a prophet to sense that the world is currently traveling through troubled times. For those who prefer a steady ride through life this period of our history is particularly challenging. In his book Traveling Through Troubled Times Stuart Robinson draws upon decades of both Pastoral and Missionary leadership to deliver a pithy and devotional perspective on Habakkuk. It is a devotional reflection on humanity through the lens of scripture. Replenish with choice vignettes from the corners of the world and history Stuart Robinson causes the reader to reflect on the ways of God in our challenging times.
DALE STEPHENSON, Senior Pastor, Crossway Baptist Church, Melbourne
Questions about human suffering and injustice, and the “Why, Oh Lord?” cry that inevitably accompanies them, represent some of the most profound and compelling challenges of the church, and the Christian life today. In this sensitive, thoroughly biblical, and tremendously optimistic reflection on the book of Habakkuk, Stuart Robinson draws us to remember, afresh, the heart and character of a God to Whom we can still turn, and in Whom, we have hope.
TIM MEYERS, Principal, Melbourne School of Theology
About the author
Dr Stuart Robinson is the Founding Pastor of Australia’s largest Baptist Church. Before that he worked for fourteen years in South Asia where he pioneered church planting among Muslims. He travels extensively as a speaker at Conferences. He is the author of eight books including best-selling titles, Mosques & Miracles, Defying Death and The Prayer of Obedience. He graduated from four tertiary institutions. Stuart was born in Brisbane and is married to Margaret. They have three married children.