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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (233 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Randy Alcorn Narrator: Will Mathews Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9780307577337
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Every one of us will experience suffering. Many of us are experiencing it now. As we have seen in recent years, evil is real in our world, present and close to each one of us.

In such difficult times, suffering and evil beg questions about God--Why would an all-good and all-powerful God create a world full of evil and suffering? And then, how can there be a God if suffering and evil exist?

These are ancient questions, but also modern ones as well. Atheists such as Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and even former believers like Bart Ehrman answer the question simply: The existence of suffering and evil proves there is no God.

In this captivating new book, best-selling author Randy Alcorn challenges the logic of disbelief, and brings a fresh, realistic, and thoroughly biblical insight to the issues these important questions raise.

Alcorn offers insights from his conversations with men and women whose lives have been torn apart by suffering, and yet whose faith in God burns brighter than ever. He reveals the big picture of who God is and what God is doing in the world–now and forever. And he equips you to share your faith more clearly and genuinely in this world of pain and fear.

"As he did in his best-selling book, Heaven, Randy Alcorn delves deep into a profound subject, and through compelling stories, provocative questions and answers, and keen biblical understanding, he brings assurance and hope to all."
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 2/4/2014

    " I didn't finish this book because it had to go back to the library, though I went quite a bit of the way through it. It gets into some heavy stuff and is basically a Biblical apologetic for suffering. Good, logical and thought out. On the other hand, I have found that people who are upset with God, especially in the area of suffering, usually have heart issues, not logic issues and need to actually feel and know that He loves them and is good. Logic will probably not reach the heart. Neverthless, it is a good book. There is some heavy stuff in it as far as the nature of evil and I had to do some praying and rejecting of thoughts afterwards becasue of some specific stories he shared to "think on right things" Phil 4:8. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 1/14/2014

    " This was a very deep, theologically sound book dealing with the question of why God allows suffering to exist in our world today. Randy Alcorn does a very good job of answering this question both Biblically and with examples from everyday life. It takes a while to read this one; it is long, and you find yourself needing to stop frequently and ponder things that are said, but it well worth the time, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Webb | 12/17/2013

    " Learning lots about surgery and medical science. Good story so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Hall | 12/2/2013

    " excellent reference, takes time to digest "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nina | 12/2/2013

    " It was good but I had a hard time staying engaged. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe Taylor | 11/19/2013

    " A good basic approach to the biblical teaching of suffering. Only draw back would be its redundancy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 6/30/2013

    " Delves into the really hard questions of life and delivers well thought out insights. A must read for everyone!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla Hanson | 4/21/2013

    " What a wonderful book. Fontina cheese! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh Smetzer | 2/5/2013

    " Very informative book. Alcorn breaks down each section and goes in depth for each point made. Though I felt some sections could've been combined, I felt he did good in covering the topics. Good information on suffering and evil. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck Bonadies | 9/26/2012

    " Great book! Alcorn speaks right to the common man in this book. Great illustrative material for pastors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbw | 2/29/2012

    " Life is hard, God is good. In light of that how do I live my life? Alcorn's book is long but it's so good that I plowed through most of it. I haven't seen anything as comprehensive and readable on this subject as this book. Definitely worth reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patty | 1/23/2012

    " I ended up mostly skimming through as it summarizes and restates the same old arguments. Evil and suffering exist as part of a bigger plan we just don't understand, and there is a better world out there somewhere. This can be comforting but still leaves me dissatisfied. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy Hackney | 1/12/2012

    " Really great book about the problem of evil in the world. Very thorough and insightful and compassionate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joel | 9/29/2011

    " It is interesting to compare this book with Keller 's Reason for God. Both try to address the problem of evil, both come to the same conclusions, Reason for God is probably better written, this book is longer and contains more scripture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 2/9/2011

    " Really great book about the problem of evil in the world. Very thorough and insightful and compassionate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck | 2/7/2011

    " Great book! Alcorn speaks right to the common man in this book. Great illustrative material for pastors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 1/12/2011

    " A good basic approach to the biblical teaching of suffering. Only draw back would be its redundancy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 1/7/2011

    " excellent reference, takes time to digest "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbw | 6/14/2010

    " Life is hard, God is good. In light of that how do I live my life? Alcorn's book is long but it's so good that I plowed through most of it. I haven't seen anything as comprehensive and readable on this subject as this book. Definitely worth reading. "

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About the Author
Author Randy Alcorn

Randy Alcorn is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries. He is the author of more than forty books, including Heaven, The Treasure Principle, and the 2002 Gold Medallion winner Safely Home. He and his wife live in Gresham, Oregon. They have two daughters, Angela and Karina, and several grandchildren.