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If God, Why Evil?: A New Way to Think About the Question Kindle Edition
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From the Back Cover
The problem of evil is perhaps the most difficult question the Christian must face. If God is good and all-powerful, why is there suffering in the world? Can't God put an end to murder, rape, and starvation? What about earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis? Why couldn't a perfect God have made a perfect world?
In this concise but thorough book, Dr. Norman Geisler carefully answers these tough questions, using step-by-step explanations and compelling examples. He walks the reader through time-tested answers but also provides a new approach revolving around whether or not this world is the "best of all possible worlds." All this adds up to comforting news for believers: We can rest assured that God is both loving and all-powerful.
Named an Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year
"This is classic Geisler--brilliant, incisive, succinct, convincing. He's one of the great defenders of Christianity."
--Lee Strobel, author, The Case for Christ and The Case for the Real Jesus --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B004JHY6C8
- Publisher : Bethany House Publishers (February 1, 2011)
- Publication date : February 1, 2011
- Language : English
- File size : 804 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 178 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0764208128
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #419,175 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The author of this book seeks to provide answers to these questions. Written from a philosophical point of view, it is a academic presentation of arguments. Thought provoking, it is a book I will refer to more than once. While it poses difficult questions, and gives "deep" answers, it is written in an understandable manner. It is a book that requires thought but can be understood by the lay person.
Top reviews from other countries
Some really good material on how God can only create the best possible world through a process, where higher values and character are formed through suffering (courage, forgiveness etc) , which would otherwise not exist. Also a great point that the best possible world conceivable is not the best possible world achievable - I.e. although it is conceivable that a world could be created where free-will being will not sin, it is not really achievable, as somewhere, sometime, someone will on the balance of probabilities sin. There are also good points countering arguments against eternal punishment which many people grapple with.
The only criticism I do have is that on the topic of heaven and hell - no clear distinction is made between Hades and Gehenna, and scriptures are used interchangeably which could cause some confusion if one sees these as different ‘places’ for lack of a better word. For instance the story of Lazarus in Hades, is used as an example of the gulf between heaven and ‘hell’ which in context the author uses of eternal hell. If the author addressed this, or argued that in essence Hades and Gehenna are the same, or the same in outcome (I.e. in terms of separating the good from the evil) then I would have given this 5 stars.