I interrupt my blog break for this book review. I look forward to seeing you all back here in January when I resume blogging! 🙂 Have a very Merry Christmas!
Lately I have been wrestling with a lot of questions about Christianity and the Christian walk. When I saw this book come up as an option for reviewing, I was hesitant. I am SO thankful that I ended up requesting it!
Randy Alcorn does a fantastic job in his book If God Is Good. It was quite a bit longer than I was expecting (494 pages) and it was definitely daunting when I began it. It turned out to be an easy read, however, and I loved how Randy treated the topic fairly. Far too often I have heard Christians dismiss questions like this, saying that it is just a distraction that people throw out to avoid the real issue (them not wanting to respond to salvation). Sometimes this is a real question that people have, taking them to the very nature of God (a most important issue to have straight when it comes to salvation!)
While this book does not answer all my questions, it answered many things that I have asked in the past as well as gave me more peace with the fact that I will not ever know fully the answer to suffering and evil (if I knew all, I myself would be God, and that is impossible). Randy caused me to grapple with my assumptions, my fears, and my reason.
Randy Alcorn gently gives readers the opportunity to ask the tough questions that so often people are afraid to voice.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who has asked questions about how faith and suffering mix together, or to anyone who is currently walking with someone through this.
Note: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.