If God Is Good, Then Why the Dark Night?

Especially in light of the terrible shooting rampage in Aurora, Colorado, questions about God and evil naturally arise. In response to the awful tragedy, Chris Sigfrids of WaterBrook Multnomah made this chapter available for your viewing at no charge, hoping that it would help you in a time like this to think biblically about God's goodness in the face of evil and suffering. He also hoped it would affirm your faith in the midst of tragedy and provide some measure of comfort. This chapter of Randy Alcorn's If God is Good asks: What Are Some Possible Responses to the Problem of Evil and Suffering? If God is Good by Randy Alcorn (Chapter 4) Chris Sigfrids didn't ask me to post this part, I'm doing it on my own. If the above is helpful to you and you wish to read a little more of Randy's thoughts yet you don't want or can't plunk down money for a full book or you would like a Reader's Digest version, check this out: If God Is Good: Why Do We Hurt in e-book  (make sure you select the e-book option on that webpage, the paperback is sold only in ten packs). Each copy in either form is only $1.99.  I don't profit from this, I'm just hoping that good may come from evil as a result.

Answers in Genesis, after 9-11, offered this booklet, Why Is There Death and Suffering?  The ministry is again offering it for free.  While some question the motives of ministries in pointing to books that they sell and products that they have at this tender time, I think that equipping God's people to grapple with these kind of atrocities and to help others grapple with them with free resources is a great thing.  What do you think?

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