The Presence of a Hidden God

Evidence for the God of the Bible

About the Author

D. James Kennedy, PhD, with Jerry Newcomb Dr. D. James Kennedy served as senior minister of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for 48 years. He was the author of more than sixty-five books, including: New Every Morning, Why I Believe, Evangelism Explosion, and What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? Dr. Kennedy earned a Ph.D. in comparative religion from New York University.

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God has not left Himself without a witness, nor is there anywhere on earth where His fingerprints are absent.

“Truly, you are a God who hides yourself, O God of Israel, the Savior.” --Isaiah 45:15

Where is God? Why does He seem absent? Is He hiding?

Some people think so… but the problem lies with them, not with God. To the unrighteous, God is absent–or worse, if He is there at all, He is cruel. But to the righteous, God is clearly present.

The great Christian thinker Blaise Pascal wrote, “What can be seen on earth indicates neither the total absence of God nor his manifest presence, but rather the presence of a hidden God.” In other words, to those who are spiritually blind, God may seem hidden. But to those whose eyes He has opened, God is not hidden at all. He has clearly revealed Himself in Jesus Christ.

In The Presence of a Hidden God–completed just before his untimely passing–beloved pastor and teacher Dr. D. James Kennedy and co-author Jerry Newcombe provide the biblical assurance and helpful insight you’re seeking to build your faith in the living God. Dr. Kennedy knew–as you will soon discover–that if we seek God with all our hearts, we will find Him indeed.


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"This book demonstrates the rational coherence of the Christian faith. Atheism, which is supposedly based on reason, is shown to be inherently irrational. Only Christianity meets both the intellectual and intuitive longings of the human soul. Yes, the hidden God is present among us.”
–Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer, senior pastor of the Moody Church, Chicago, IL, and author of Christ Among Other Gods and Slandering Jesus

“There are only two ways that we can know something: rational thought or revelation. When it comes to knowing God, history shows the first option is untrustworthy, as countless rational thinkers have asserted views of various gods that are either contradictory or irreconcilable. That leaves us with revelation, where God Himself chooses to reveal things hidden to our finite minds. This is the persuasive case made by D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe in their excellent work The Presence of a Hidden God. With compelling narrative and excellent scholarship, they detail a revelation of God that is both awe inspiring and trustworthy. If you desire to make God known to those for whom He remains hidden, this is the book for you.”
–Frank Wright, Ph.D., president and CEO of National Religious Broadcasters

The Presence of a Hidden God is a must-read and must-give-to-everyone book. It is the best book published in many years that presents the truth of God and Jesus Christ to unbelievers. The book takes off with insight and memorable stories that capture both mind and heart. I will quote The Presence of a Hidden God for years to come. I was moved to tears several times. I laughed out loud. This is the great evangelist Dr. D. James Kennedy’s magnum opus due to the superb coauthoring of Jerry Newcombe. My suggestion is read it and be transformed!”
–Ted Baehr, chairman of Christian Film & Television Commission and publisher of MovieGuide

“This, the final Kennedy-Newcombe book after twelve others, is probably their finest. It serves as a fitting capstone for Dr. Kennedy’s extraordinary ministry, taking on the greatest theme that ever could be–God Himself–and with brilliant logic and shimmering illustrations proves not only His existence but how very threadbare are the arguments of today’s resurgent atheists. But more, these pages also answer questions even the faithful may ask: Why does God seem hidden at times? Why does He permit evil? This book, defying the detractors and firming up the faithful, should be required reading to meet the challenges facing today’s Christian.”
–Paul L. Maier, professor of history, Western Michigan University, and best-selling author


From the Hardcover edition.

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