Monday, September 21, 2009

If God is Good by Randy Alcorn

With the size and content of a college theology text book, If Good is Good Randy Alcorn's response to the many questions that plague Christians.

The set-up is very similar to a Systematic theology book by Wayne Grudem, you will have 1 chapter, and within each chapter are shorter sections that go into great detail in discussing suffering and pain, and many others.

There are 11 sections total which include:
Understanding the Problem of Evil and Suffering
Understanding Evil: Its Origins, Nature and Consequences
Problems for Non-Theists: Moral Standards, Goodness, and Extreme Evil
Proposed Solutions to the Problem of Evil and Suffering: Limiting God's Attributes
Evil and Suffering in the Great Drama of Christ's Redemptive Work
Divine Sovereignty and Meaningful Human Choice: Accounting for Evil and Suffering
The Two Eternal Solutions to the Problem of Evil: Heaven and Hell
God's Allowance and Restraint of Evil and Suffering
Evil and Suffering Used for God's Glory
Why Does God Allow Suffering?
Living Meaningfully in Suffering

Alcorn's talent is to take deep issues and bring them to our level of understanding. He uses words that make the hardest idea become simple yet profound.

This is not a book that you will finish in a day, let alone a week. You will want to pour over this text and open your Bibles to grow your understanding of having faith in the midst of suffering and evil.
If God Is Good: Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil

This book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing.

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