Saturday, September 12, 2009

If God is Good . . .


It's an old question, and the ONE question that reportedly kept Albert Einstein from becoming a Christian: "If God is good, then why does evil exist?"

Randy Alcorn has written a new book, IF GOD IS GOOD, and I would urge you to pick up a copy. If you've never asked this question yourself, you're bound to know someone who has. Randy explains things in a simple, easy-to-read format, but his answers are biblical, well-researched, and deeply profound. Learn how to take God's word and apply it to what appears to be a most perplexing conundrum.

You can watch a video about Randy's book on the Amazon.com page, here. This is one you won't want to miss.

~~Angie

5 comments:

Sue said...

Sounds like a great book and one that a lot will need to read.

I had to wrestle with that question myself after MANY years of infertility. I had to tell myself daily that "God is good... even when it doesn't FEEL like it" until I started to believe it.

Now, 14 years later still no baby but what joy and peace and contentment God has given me. I can wholeheartedly say God is GOOD! And that's without getting what I asked for ;-)

Thanks for sharing this book, Angie!

Mocha with Linda said...

I have this in my stack to review and look forward to reading it.

This is a little bit of a soapbox of mine. Folks always say things like "The tumor is benign. God is good." We equate God's goodness with the good things that happen to us. Yet we should learn to say "The tumor is malignant. God is good." Because God's goodness is independent of our circumstances.

I was reminded recently that the book of Job was the first one written and occurred before most of the other events in the Old Testament - as if God wanted to establish and make clear that we will have some pretty yucky stuff happen to us, but that He is good, He is God - and we are not.

Okay, I'm done. :-)

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Christy Lockstein said...

I've been reading this book as part of my nightly devotional time, and I am loving it! Alcorn's wisdom moves me. I've been jotting down tons of quotes from the book.

I second Angie's recommendation to get a copy!

Edward said...

You guys that already have this must have obtained review copies. Lucky you! The official release date to the public is not until September 15th. Until then, as Angie says, you can pre-order it from places like Amazon.com and KingsleyPress.com.

I followed Randy's progress very closely when he was writing this book. He mentioned it in his newsletters (and also on his blog if I remember correctly). He said it took a lot out of him because of the complexity of the subject matter. Having read many of Randy's other books, though, I just know it's going to be a classic on the subject and can't wait to get my hands on a copy on the release date.