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Suffering: The Heart of the matter: Life, suffering, God and why my wife had a cardiac arrest Paperback – December 11, 2015
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Part One - philosophical considerations on why God might allow evil and suffering.
Part Two - a thought-experiment / parable considering the possibility of a world without suffering.
Part Three - Facebook annals chronicling his family's experience with acute (and unexpected) suffering
Part One is solid, and contains some thoughtful theological and philosophical reflection. Part Three is personal and reflective, and helps one to understand that Buller is not a stranger to the suffering he speaks of.
But the real gem in this slim (~120 pages) volume is Part Two - which has become (already) my favorite consideration of the skeptical challenge that God could/should have made a better world that contained no suffering or pain. I will not ruin the surprise, but the bottom line is that, as Buller argues, the end result would not be quite as pleasant as most anticipate.
Worth your time, effort, and resources to buy and read. Recommended enthusiastically.