In If God Is Good, Randy Alcorn sensitively explores the problem of evil and suffering in the world. Relying heavily on the Bible and the insights of prominent Christians throughout the centuries, he seeks to paint a more holistic–though not complete–picture of the role that evil plays within God’s plan.
As a reader, I appreciated how each chapter is organized into tid-bits of information. The bolded headers provide clear information about the subject of each section. With the help of these headers, Alcorn answers common questions in a logical sequence, leading from one discussion to the next, and, at times, explores questions many would not even think to wonder.
Alcorn’s honesty and humility is refreshing. He does not claim to be an expert, and he does not claim to know all the answers, but he does remain faithful to the Truth of Scripture while dealing gently with tough issues.
This book will prove helpful to any Christian wanting to know more about the issue, hurting within a world riddled with suffering, or desiring to comfort a grieved loved one. It is definitely philosophical in its scope, yet it is written in such a way that any lay person can understand it.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books in return for my honest review.