Abraham Lincoln once used a story about a little boy who came running up to his father, desperately trying to get help.
"Pa, pa, the hired man and sis are in the haymow and she's lifting up her skirts and he's letting down his pants and thy're afixin' to pee on the hay." The father replied, "Son, you got your facts absolutely right, but you're drawing the wrong conclusion."
When I read your review, this is what immediately came to mind for me.
You suggested a potential paradox "How can an 'all good God' be responsible for the good and the bad?"
Good and bad are only conceptual. Good and bad are relative to vulnerability. In our case, that condition becomes `human' (or mortal) vulnerability. If we were almighty (as God is) we would not think of experiences as being good and/or bad. The same is true of lying. If we were omniscient, lying would become non sequitur. Lying cannot exist in a situation where the truth is already known.
The Bible explains both of these mysteries but few people take the time to learn them. From the beginning, man was starting from scratch (in terms of knowledge), and God made the choice that we didn't need to know everything (at least not at that time). All knowledge was there, but the need and perhaps the ability to 'know' were not.
God gave us everything we needed to know with respect to our `innocence' (at that point in time). Included in the things He gave us, He gave us instruction not to partake from the "Tree of Knowledge" and he even explained the consequences of what would happen if we did. He didn't tell us not to put Mentos in the Diet Coke because it wasn't on that days agenda. You probably think I'm being glib, but making mention of something so out of place is my way of saying that God knew what we needed to know and he didn't tell us things that we didn't.
The Bible says that we are made in `God's image'. Think of this as being made with the ability to make decisions. If we could not make decisions/choices, we would be nothing but robots of a sort. [Let me digress for a second, and ask you if you would have preferred it that way? OOPS! I'm sorry. That IS a choice. If you were a robot you wouldn't be able to make that choice.]
As humans, we love the ability to make choices but when they are BAD (oh-oh ... there's that word) we look to blame it on someone or something other than ourselves. Because we are human, we have a problem. It hurts when we make BAD decisions because we are vulnerable to the consequences, and that was the very first thing that God had to teach us.
This reality (consequences) isn't actually a BAD thing `IF we learn from our experiences'. It's only a BAD thing if we don't. Life on earth is our opportunity to realize that we need God for protection, and best of all ... if we accept His offer, we will once again (in the life to come) be amply and eternally protected from harm. However ... if we continue to make gratuitous and frivolous choices, believing that we are smarter than God, there will ultimately and irrevocably be consequences.
Our thirst for knowledge is not a BAD thing, but we have to let God decide when and how we continue to learn. He is in charge. God has a plan to allow us to return to where we were when time began. Actually ... it will be even better the next time. It's remarkable! It's marvelous! And best of all ... It's available to ANYONE who is willing to repent. I believe that eternity will be our opportunity to see the infinite creation which God has performed (and is even now, continuing to performing). I look forward to that opportunity and you have an invitation to come along.
Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.