Tuesday, January 25, 2011

If God is Good - By Randy Alcorn

Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil.

I am currently reviewing "If God is Good" for Waterbrook Multnomah.  In this book Randy Alcorn answers the profound question "How can there be a God if suffering and evil exist?"

"If God is Good" is a scripture-based look at what the entire Bible says about evil and suffering.  Alcorn also includes insight and stories from people who have lived through suffering and evil and yet continue to remain strong in faith. The information is excellent, and the amount of research that went into this book is very impressive. At 494 pages, I think the size of the book may be a bit overwhelming, however it covers all aspects and delves deep into this topic. At the end of the book is a scripture index that lists seven whole pages of scriptures referenced in this book. 
How can we reconcile a good and all-powerful God with the terrible evil and suffering we see in this world?  Read this book to find out. 
Disclaimer: I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah as part of their Blogging for Books program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.