For centuries, Christians have been tormented by one question above all: “If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?”
Is there justice or wisdom to be won by suffering, or some reward beyond understanding? And what of the suffering of animals, which neither deserve pain nor can be improved by it? Is the quantity and variety of suffering in the world inconsistent with, or evidence against, an omnipotent and perfectly loving God?
The greatest Christian thinker of all time sets out to disentangle this knotty issue. With his signature wealth of compassion and insight, C. S. Lewis offers answers to these crucial questions and shares his hope and wisdom to help heal a world hungering for a true understanding of human nature, free will, and the will of the Divine.
A Blackstone Audio production.
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A life-saving medicine for the soul in pain
As a pastor, the questions Lewis deals with come up often in my counseling and ministry. His answers are intellectually and emotionally satisfying. That is not to say rationally exhaustive in answering all of our questions, but rather he gently guides us to God's own framework in the Scriptures for how to process our pain in a world broken by sin, ruled by an omnipotent God who is the very definition of "good," and in process of being redeemed and restored by the gospel of Jesus Christ. If you are hurting, sit, listen, ponder, and pray. You won't be disappointed.
Justice & love also explained
Pain and the reason for it are clear now. A must read before you need it.
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