A Biblical, Thoughtful, Encouraging Book on Suffering
Throughout the ages, lots of effort has been expended on balancing the seemingly incomprehensible co-existence of God and suffering. If God is good, then why does he allow suffering? If God exists, shouldn't he be expected to stop evil at any cost? Why must good people suffer and how come so many evil people get away with so much for so long? These questions and so many more are answered in this incredible volume.
Someday, I would like to write a book or commentary and Randy Alcorn raises the standard quite high! I am impressed with the amount of research, his leaning on theologians as well as those traveling the path of suffering and his faithfulness to the written Word of God. His illustrations of suffering include recent examples.
This would make a great textbook for an apologetics class. Yet, it has the readability of the sweet assurance of a friend. Alcorn's work is an act of deep counseling and perspective whether one is going through suffering presently or life makes it obvious that it is just a matter of time.
His book is filled with hope and conviction. A must read for anyone struggling with the thought of an all-loving, all-present, and all-powerful God allowing suffering and evil. It is also good for those who are in relationship with someone, or may run into someone, who rejects God because of evil and suffering.
Excerpt from Waterbrook Multnomah
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Disclaimer: WaterBrook Multnomah provided me with a free review copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.