Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Review: "If God is Good" by Randy Alcorn

Last month the folks at Random House sent me a copy of Randy Alcorn's new book, "If God is Good." Unfortunately I have been unable to find the time to read the book so (as per my agreement with them) I am posting the summary they sent me about the book.

Again, I have not read this book. I scanned through the table of contents and a couple of chapters. It SEEMS solid but I can't tell you for sure. So, please do not purchase it based on my recommendation. Check out other reviews to see if it's worth reading.

Here's the summary:
Every one of us will experience suffering. Many of us are experiencing it now. As we have seen in recent years, evil is real in our world, present and close to each one of us.

In such difficult times, suffering and evil beg questions about God--Why would an all-good and all-powerful God create a world full of evil and suffering? And then, how can there be a God if suffering and evil exist?

These are ancient questions, but also modern ones as well. Atheists such as Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and even former believers like Bart Ehrman answer the question simply: The existence of suffering and evil proves there is no God.

In this captivating new book, best-selling author Randy Alcorn challenges the logic of disbelief, and brings a fresh, realistic, and thoroughly biblical insight to the issues these important questions raise.

Alcorn offers insights from his conversations with men and women whose lives have been torn apart by suffering, and yet whose faith in God burns brighter than ever. He reveals the big picture of who God is and what God is doing in the world–now and forever. And he equips you to share your faith more clearly and genuinely in this world of pain and fear.

As he did in his best-selling book, Heaven, Randy Alcorn delves deep into a profound subject, and through compelling stories, provocative questions and answers, and keen biblical understanding, he brings assurance and hope to all.

The review book was provided by Random House, Inc. Follow the link to purchase "If God is Good."


ajourneyinmommying said...

May I just tell you how many books I have that are waiting to be read!!! I would tell you if I knew....too many! I got an armful of free books at a family conference we attended and I can't wait to have time to really get into them. Hope you guys are well!!!

Amy said...

Stephanie- I enjoyed looking at your blog, it looks like we have a few things in common:
1-We have four children too
2-I homeschool the kids as well
3-My favorite movie is you've got mail too
I've just entered the blog world myself. I know, I'm coming out from under the rock :) I saw a link to your blog from Jill Savage's page. I'm still new at this whole blog life but I would love for you to check out and become a follower on my mommy blog: Mom's Coffee Time I enoy it so far and hopefully I can manage it well. Hope to hear from you soon! God Bless! Amy

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