If God Is Good by Randy Alcorn

ggodMany people will find this book hard to get through. Not because of the level of writing, but at almost five hundred pages it is longer than most people in the modern world are used to reading. In this day and age most people want quick answers. My suggestion is that you may want to use this book as a reference book and read the sections where you have the most questions.

The author does a good job of explaining suffering in our world. He makes an interesting statement “If God allowed less evil in the world, there would also be less good.” You eventually understand what he is trying to say, but it this book does not necessarily give you instant comfort. You have to think about what he has written and process it. This is not a bad thing in my opinion, but again the modern audience may not want to spend that much time. It is impossible to fully explain the concept of suffering in the world. There is always an element of faith and belief in God’s sovereignty. I do think he does a great job with his research and quoting of other writers. This book will help those who are struggling with the problem of evil and suffering.

Full Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book for free to review by Blogging For Books

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About Mark LaGrone

Discipleship and Assimilation Pastor at Collierville First Baptist Church outside of Memphis, TN.
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