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"Right from the first page this book is easy reading, yet it deals with the most difficult subject Christians ever have to face - the question of why a loving God allows suffering. A wonderful antidote to self-pity, I can highly recommend this book to anyone, but particularly to those who struggle to know what to say or how to help when their friends are going through the mill." ~ Jennifer Rees Larcombe, Christian Herald

"...not only an apologetic and a pastoral help but also puts the reader into immediate contact with Job and the Psalmists as they struggle with the issues for real. The book is a deceptively easy read, written in an everyday style with biblical and contemporary illustrations. It is well worth a read." ~ Evangelicals Now

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Melvin Tinker is Vicar of St John’s Newland, Chairman of Yorkshire Gospel Partnership, Co-director of Northern Training Course and is a leading member of the Anglican group 'REFORM'. He is a popular author on culture and faith. He is Married to Heather and they have 3 grown sons.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Christian Focus; 1 edition (May 20, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857923227
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857923223
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 0.5 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,141,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This wonderful, theological read asks and answers the transgenerational, transglobal question which mankind has wrestled with since the beginning of time. Using the Old Testament example of Job, Melvin Tinker allows the reader to examine how God can work through hardship, pain and anguish to refine the human spirit and soul.
Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People is one of the best explanations of the goodness of God no matter what the circumstances may seem like to us. This small book contains volumes of wisdom that will transform the perspective of people who are willing to take an honest look at how they perceive the lessons that life has to offer.
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This book addresses the problem of how a good God could exist in a world where there is so much suffering and evil. This is an honest book that does not shrink away from issues of the worst kinds of innocent suffering. Melvin Tinker is a clergyman who is well acquainted with people's sufferings and does not resort to cheap or shallow answers to explain away the difficulties of this subject. He uses mainly the Book of Job in looking at the problem of evil, as well as some of the Psalms and Jesus' teaching in the Gospels.

The book is both eloquent and readable, and it contains some rare but very useful insights into Job that I have personally found very helpful. I intend to get an extra copy to give to one of my relatives.
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By Jess on November 12, 2012
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These are some interesting points here about bad things happening to good people. I really think this is probably one of the most troubling subjects from our emotional stand point. Fortunately for us, God offers numerous answers to comfort us in these times. Here are a few other points you might consider adding to your discussion of this topic at [...]
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By Dee on March 14, 2014
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I have been reading this and it is a great read. It makes me want to keep reading it. Very insightful. Hoping this will help with our questions from our adult daughter and her spiritual battle.
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This book is being used in a bible study group of 10 people. We are enjoying the book it has sparked a lot of conversation. Thanks
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