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If God Is Good

Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil

Randy Alcorn

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.

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About Randy Alcorn

Randy Alcorn is an author and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM), a nonprofit ministry dedicated to teaching principles of God’s Word and assisting the church in ministering to the unreached, unfed, unborn, uneducated, unreconciled, and unsupported people around the world. His ministry focus is communicating the strategic importance of using our earthly time, money, possessions and opportunities to invest in need-meeting ministries that count for eternity. He accomplishes this by analyzing, teaching, and applying the biblical truth.

Before starting EPM in 1990, Randy served as a pastor for fourteen years. He holds degrees in theology and biblical studies and has taught on the adjunct faculties of Multnomah University and Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.

A New York Times bestselling author, Randy has written more than forty books including Courageous, Heaven, The Treasure Principle, and the Gold Medallion winner Safely Home. His books in print exceed seven million and have been translated into over thirty languages. Randy has written for many magazines including EPM’s quarterly issues-oriented magazine Eternal Perspectives. He is active daily on Facebook and Twitter, has been a guest on more than 700 radio, television and online programs including Focus on the Family, FamilyLife Today, Revive Our Hearts, The Bible Answer Man, and The Resurgence.
Randy resides in Gresham, Oregon, with his wife, Nanci. They have two married daughters and are the proud grandparents of five grandsons. Randy enjoys hanging out with his family, biking, tennis, research, and reading.

You may contact Eternal Perspective Ministries at www.epm.org or 39085 Pioneer Blvd., Suite 206, Sandy, OR 97055 or 503.668.5200. Follow Randy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/randyalcorn, Twitter: www.twitter.com/randyalcorn, and on his blog: You may contact Eternal Perspective Ministries at www.epm.org or 39085 Pioneer Blvd., Suite 206, Sandy, OR 97055 or 503.668.5200. Follow Randy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/randyalcorn, Twitter: www.twitter.com/randyalcorn, and on his blog: www.epm.org/blog.

Product Details

528 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Jun 17, 2014

Trim Size: 6 x 9

Carton Quantity: 24

Sneak Peek

Suffering is, in the end, God’s invitation to trust him.

Click here to download chapter one of If God is Good.

 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? 

Click here to download chapter one of If God is Good.

 
 
 

By Matthew Parks

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 Alcorn's logical conclusions to such a messy issue, but few can come away saying that he...

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By Brett Levy

"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...

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By Mathew Gilbert

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 Christianity's coffin. Though millennials have in some ways moved past this so-called problem into total agnostic...

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By Bob Snyder

Randy Alcorn's treatment of the doctrine of theodicy is the, "go to" book on the topic. It is suitable for the neophyte and mature Christian both. If you have ever asked yourself the question, "If God is Good why does He allow bad things to happen to good people?" 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...

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By Belinda Chaplin

"If God is good" by best-selling author, Randy Alcorn, takes a look at the age-old question of suffering. Just the other night we did an activity at our English class here in Banja Luka, where we mingle and ask each other questions on slips of paper and then switch questions and carry on. One of the questions was "If you had one question to ask God, what would it be?". I actually got that question to ask three times during the activity and...

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