The Ten Best Books On Suffering

A Listmania! list by Brian C. Jones (Collegeville, PA)
The list author says: "Almost every year I teach a sermon series called “Questions I Want to Ask God.” A few weeks beforehand I pass out blank index cards during a worship service and ask people to answer one question: “If you could ask God only one question and you knew he had to give you an answer, what would you ask him?” In all my years of doing this series one question has been overwhelmingly asked more than all others: why does God allow bad things to happen?

These are the ten most intelligent, encouraging, and spiritually profound responses to that question I’ve ever read."
Where Is God When It Hurts?
1.  Where Is God When It Hurts? by Philip Yancey
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Second Guessing God: Hanging on When You Can’t See His Plan
2.  Second Guessing God: Hanging on When You Can’t See His Plan by Brian Jones
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The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity
3.  The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity by WM. Paul Young
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Disappointment with God
4.  Disappointment with God by Philip Yancey
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The Problem of Pain
5.  The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis
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Faith and Doubt
6.  Faith and Doubt by John Ortberg
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The Crucified God: The Cross of Christ as the Foundation and Criticism of Christian Theology
7.  The Crucified God: The Cross of Christ as the Foundation and Criticism of Christian Theology by Jürgen Moltmann
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When Bad Things Happen to Good People
8.  When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold S. Kushner
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Lament for a Son
9.  Lament for a Son by Nicholas Wolterstorff
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The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
10.  The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller
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