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Suffering: if God exists, why doesn't he stop it? 

'An invaluable piece of concise apologetic which can be given with confidence to any thoughtful person who wants to dig deeper into the dark mystery of suffering'

SufferingSuffering: if God exists, why doesn't he stop it?
By John Morris
Circle Books
ISBN: 978-1785350115
Reviewers: John Pritchard, Sir Colin Humphreys 

This is a gem of a book. It's approach is lucid, intelligent, wide-ranging and persuasive. As a Church of England Bishop I have faced this question many times from sixth formers, thoughtful agnostics and loyal believers, and always wanted a short book to recommend.

John Morris has given us the book I wanted - an invaluable piece of concise apologetic which can be given with confidence to any thoughtful person who wants to dig deeper into the dark mystery of suffering. 

Highly recommended for clarity, comprehensiveness and brevity.

John Pritchard is a former Bishop of Oxford


This is the simply the best book I know on suffering. The problem of suffering is probably the most difficult problem believers in God face. There are no easy answers. In this book John Morris writes both scientifically and biblically about suffering. He provides answers to the problem of suffering. He has a great writing style, and a talent for expressing profound thoughts simply.

The book is wonderfully short, so it can be read in an evening. But what a read! It is a great book to give to others who are troubled by how a loving God can allow suffering. If you only have time to read one book on suffering, read this one.    

Sir Colin Humphreys, CBE, FRS, Director of Research, Dept of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge


Related: The question of suffering leads many to leave their faith. Why didn't I? By John Morris

Both reviews originally published on Amazon, and used with the permission of the reviewers


 


 

Baptist Times, 24/06/2016
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