If God Is Good
Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil
Jun 17, 2014 | 528 Pages
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About If God Is Good
Suffering is, in the end, God’s invitation to trust him.“As he did in his best-selling book, Heaven, Randy Alcorn delves deep into a profound subject, and through compelling stories, provocative questions and answers, and keen biblical understanding, he brings assurance and hope to all.” –Publishers Weekly
Every one of us will experience suffering. You may be in such a time now. We see the presence of evil in the headlines every day.
It all raises questions about God—Why would an all-good and all-powerful God create a world full of evil and suffering? How can there be a God if suffering and evil exist?
Atheists such as Richard Dawkins and even former believers like Bart Ehrman answer the question simply: The existence of suffering and evil proves there is no God.
But in this illuminating book, best-selling author Randy Alcorn challenges the logic of disbelief, and brings a fresh, hopeful, and thoroughly biblical insight to the issues these important questions raise.
Alcorn offers insights from his conversations with men and women whose lives have been torn apart by suffering, and yet whose faith in God burns brighter than ever. He reveals the big picture of who God is and what God is doing in the world—now and forever. And he shows the beauty of God’s sovereignty—how it ultimately triumphs over suffering and evil in our lives and the world around us.
About Randy AlcornRandy Alcorn is the bestselling author of Heaven, with more than 500,000 copies sold. As a fiction writer, his novels include Deadline, Dominion, Deception, Edge of Eternity, Lord Foulgrin’s Letters, The Ishbane Conspiracy, and the Gold Medallion winner Safely Home. He has written numerous nonfiction books as well, including The Treasure Principle, The Purity Principle, and The Grace and Truth Paradox. A former pastor, Alcorn is the founder and director of Eternal Perspectives Ministries. He and his wife, Nanci, live in Oregon and have two married daughters and four grandsons.
528 pages | Published by Multnomah
On Sale Date: Jun 17, 2014
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Suffering is, in the end, Gods invitation to trust him.
Every one of us will experience suffering. You may be in such a time now. We see the presence of evil in the headlines every day. It all raises questions about GodWhy would an all-good and all-powerful God create a world full of evil and suffering? How can there be a God if suffering and evil exist?
One of the toughest questions that continue to plague the Christian faith is "if God is so good, then why is there evil in the world? Why do people suffer if God is so loving?" This is the question that Randy Alcorn takes on in his book If God is Good. He covers a plethora of ideas and answers to one of the biggest questions of every generation. I recommend reading this book if you are facing this question yourself or if someone you know is.
It is difficult to even begin talking about this book. It is a monumental addition to Christian literature on the subject of pain and suffering. Alcorn explains this issue in a gentle yet frank way. With his use of blatant truths and inspirational stories, you will come away feeling as if you were talking with a friend. Not everyone may agree with Alcornâ??s logical conclusions to such a messy issue, but few can come away saying that he...
"If God Is Good" is not a quick read by any means. It is over 500 pages of information, but I have not a read anything on the topic of suffering that is as thorough. The best part about the book is that it is an easy read. Author Randy Alcorn tells story after story and gives great illustrations that will leave the reader stunned. His points make perfect sense in the way that he communicates them and you find yourself wondering how that...
There are many ideological, philosophical, epistemological, and practical reasons people in the West reject theism in general and Christianity in particular. But among the mountain of reasons given in rejection of Christianity, the realities of evil and suffering still reign supreme as the final nails in Christianityâ??s coffin. Though millennials have in some ways moved past this so-called problem into total...
Randy Alcornâ??s treatment of the doctrine of theodicy is the, â??"go toâ? book on the topic. It is suitable for the neophyte and mature Christian both. If you have ever asked yourself the question, â??"If God is Good why does He allow bad things to happen to good people?â? Or if anyone has ever asked you that question, this book will aid you greatly in giving an answer. I was briefly exposed to this area of Christian theology shortly before...