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Why would an all–good and all–powerful God create a world full of pain and suffering? In Why Suffering?, Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale carefully walk you through a variety of responses that considered cumulatively provide a clear, comprehensive, and convincing answer. Responses like:
– The good in the world would be lost if we lost the possibility of the bad.
– The creation of a world without suffering would have meant our probable nonexistence.
– The cross is the key to a compelling and rational explanation for trust in God in the face of the worst kind of suffering.
– In comparison with other world religions, the Christian response is distinctive.
– A good creator can allow suffering if he also provides the sustaining power to stand against it.
– Relational knowledge about God takes the argument beyond reason to the presence of God amidst suffering.
– God’s decision to allow temporal suffering makes sense in light of an eternal perspective.
– Divine goodness shows how to conquer not in spite of, but even through suffering.
Here is a book written with great respect for the complexity of the issue, recognising that some who read it will be in the trenches of deep suffering themselves and others in a faith crisis about the very existence of a loving God. Why Suffering? provides an answer to the problem of pain and suffering with emotional sensitivity and intellectual integrity.
Whether you are someone struggling through suffering yourself, someone supporting a friend through a difficult time, a Christian wanting to know how faith answers this difficult question, or an agnostic wanting to see whether the claims of religion stand up in the face of evil: this well–considered, intellectually rigorous, and deeply insightful book is a must read.
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