Silent Resolve and the God Who Let Me Down (a 9/11 story)

Silent Resolve and the God Who Let Me Down (a 9/11 story) by Susan Van Volkenburgh

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Life for Susan Van Volkenburgh was good. She was often told that God had placed a golden star upon her life. Then tragedy struck. On September 11, 2001 at 9:37 a.m., American Airlines Flight 77 plummeted into the Pentagon, taking the lives of 184 innocent people. One of them was Susan’s father, Stanley R. Hall. At that moment, everything changed for Susan. Everything she knew, everything she ever believed in, came crashing down. Her life began to unravel. How could she face God in light of all that had happened? How could she ever trust Him again? Wasn’t God supposed to protect His own? Nothing made sense anymore. This ten-year journey through the desert, through a land where God was silent, was a time of trial and of spiritual awakening. Could faith endure in the face of so great a loss, so large a betrayal? Transcending the events of September 11, this spiritual odyssey moves through the mire of grief and loss, to question the very motives and promises of God. As Susan asks the tough questions, can the silent resolve of her own father speak to her from beyond the veil? Is there a place for faith when God has let you down?

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2 thoughts on “Silent Resolve and the God Who Let Me Down (a 9/11 story)

  1. Just finished reading this book, for the second time. Have been blessed in my life so I find it difficult to truly understand and comprehend what the families and friends of 911 went through and felt. All that I can imagine is a lot of pain and suffering and the continuing challenge of moving forward with their lives. This book made me think, reflect, pray; it made me cry and it made me smile; sadly it made me hate but thankfully it made me love. 5-Stars!!! WOW!

  2. This book will touch your heart and bless your soul. If you have lost a loved one it is an encouragement and will show you the love of God. It will show you the ups and downs of such a devastating lost. And that you can come out victorious when you have finished reading this book. This is Susan’s true story of how she lost her father to those murders on that horrific day when the plane her father was on crashed into the Pentagon. She reveals her innermost feelings, hurts and the struggles she suffered for years. Buy this book today and show Susan and all who lost loved ones that fateful day that you haven’t forgotten the gigantic sacrifice that their loved ones paid when our great God fearing and God loving country was attacked. please join me in praying for Susan and all who lost loved ones today and especially on 9/11. Let us never forget and always remember that God is still on the thrown!

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