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The book is written in a very simple way and a easy read, though.
As Ehrman points out in the book, the Bible has blatant contradictions in trying to answer that question and he does a good job making his case.
Monotheists differed from Pagans not in that they denied the existence of such beings, but rather that they forbade their worship.
An excellent book that makes you ponder and consider the explanations for suffering in the world. Dr. Ehrman is a fantastic writer and superb biblical scholar. Read morePublished 19 hours ago by Thomas Accardi
Ehrman is a former minister, Bible scholar and lecturer, who has become a non-believer (although he still goes to church with his wife on occasion). Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. Martenis
Ehrman makes it clear that the problem of suffering in this world is not sufficiently, nor reliably, answered by the authors of the bible. Read morePublished 1 month ago by L. Martin
Sadly, Ehrman mixes an overly complicated view of religious scriptures and a lost and wandering understanding of faith to put the God of the universe in a nice little box. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. K. Fowlkes
The Bible is not a book; it is 66 books written by different people at different times and who believed different things about God and, as this book demonstrates, about theodicy. Read morePublished 3 months ago by StanEvolve
Very nice, accessible explication of the Question of Evil, a question that disappears when you take the Universe for the natural (vs. supernatural) place it is. Read morePublished 3 months ago by T. Grim
Bart Ehrman was a born again Christian and is a Professor of Theology. The more he studied the bible the more skeptical he became. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Duane Snyder
Read this book after I had deconverted and found it very interesting. Bart Ehrman makes very good points in his books about the Bible in a fair way. Would recommend this book!Published 5 months ago by A.Wylde