Why Me? A Spiritual Guide to Growing Through Tests
Life lessons gleaned from the teachings of the Bahai Faith
Starting with the metaphor of a gardener pruning a rose bush, this book goes on to explain the four kinds of tests, the role of emotions in identifying tests, and the spiritual tools we can use to pass tests with flying colors.
If you have ever wondered why bad things happen to good people, then this book will give you a much more satisfying understanding than you’ve ever heard before. It explains why a loving and All-Powerful God will still give us tests and difficulties as a means of helping us fulfill our purpose in life. Both comforting and challenging, it is a quick read written in a conversational style. It leans heavily on the writings of the Baha’i Faith, but offers insights that can be appreciated by anyone who wants to believe in a loving God. Just as many people are inspired by the teachings of Buddhism while remaining Christian or even agnostic, readers will be comforted by this book while remaining true to their own faith.
Of all of our recovery-oriented books, this is the most spiritually oriented. It attempts to reestablish trust in a Higher Power. It is especially suitable for people who are struggling with forgiving God for allowing them to suffer the abuse and tests of their lives. For some it will be the first book you will want to give them. For others, it will need to wait till they have accepted the idea of any kind of Higher Power at all.