Book Review: The Goodness of God, by Randy Alcorn
“Believing God exists isn’t the same as trusting the God who exists. If you base your faith on lack of affliction, your faith lives on the brink of extinction and will fall apart because of a frightening diagnosis or a shattering phone call.”Read Chapter 1 here.
This book does an excellent job of addressing the question: If God is good, why is there pain and suffering in this world? The author, Randy Alcorn, is not a stranger to pain and suffering. Throughout the eleven chapters in this book, he addresses the origins of evil; how other worldviews attempt to explain suffering; why suffering is necessary; how God is always in control, regardless of our situation or choices—and much more.
This book is full of scripture, and personal stories, which make it a well-balanced and enlightening read.
I enjoyed this book because at one point in my life, I felt a great deal of despair. Some questions that I have personally struggled with were answered by this book. I do think it is a great book to read, especially if you wrestle with the pain and suffering that you and others go through and struggle to have good answers for why it happens.
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I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, in exchange for writing an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review.