Monday, January 17, 2011
If God Is Good - Book Review
If God Is Good
Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil
By Randy Alcorn
This book is Randy Alcorn’s argument that evil and suffering serve a purpose in this world, one that we will one day understand. I confess that I began reading with the idea that I probably wouldn’t like it, as I disagree with many of Alcorn’s stances on Christianity. However, I found the book to be well-written and, at least for me, true. As a believer in God, I accept that He is all-powerful, but for reasons I may not understand, chooses not to eliminate evil and suffering from this world. For those wrestling with the why and how of this, the book provides excellent and thought-provoking arguments for the reasons. I would recommend this for anyone struggling with these questions, whether or not you agree with Alcorn’s personal politics.
"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review"