Why a Suffering World Makes Sense
Groundbreaking insight and gentle encouragement that shows Christians what their pain and suffering reveals about God-his mercy, forgiveness, and healing that can only be known in an imperfect world.
- Paperback | 205 pages
- 137.2 x 213.4 x 17.8mm | 317.52g
- 01 Jan 2006
- Baker Books
- Grand Rapids, MI, United States
Back cover copy
You've heard answers to the question of why evil exists, but never one like this. Simple answers aren't enough to ease the deep, nagging questions of faith. When you're in pain, you can't help but ask God, "Why?" Why does an all-powerful, all-loving God allow evil and suffering? Why did he create a world he knew was destined to fall? There is purpose in the pain, and it's not just to develop you into a hardier person, says Chris Tiegreen. In fact, God's reasons may be more about his character than about yours. It's all about a God whose unlimited essence, such as mercy, redemption, and forgiveness, can be known and expressed only in an imperfect world. The Bible gives many hints as to why a suffering world makes sense. This groundbreaking book helps you explore those reasons to more fully understand God's plan. "This is more than another philosophical treatise but rather a book that is packed with application to help empower us to light up the dark corners of life."-Dr. Joseph M. Stowell, teaching pastor, Harvest Bible Church "Chris Tiegreen takes a classic problem and provides a needed and fresh perspective for every pilgrim."-Dr. Howard Hendricks, distinguished professor and chairman, Center for Christian Leadership, Dallas Theological Seminary "Christianity is unique in its teaching that there is value and meaning to human suffering, and this book explores the ultimate basis for suffering as a revelation of the love and glory of God."-Kenneth Boa, president, Reflections Ministries and Trinity House Publishers Chris Tiegreen, M.Div., is the editor of indeed magazine, an award-winning devotional published by Walk Thru the Bible.