Book Review: Answering The Toughest Questions About Suffering and Evil by Bruce Bickel & Stan Jantz

Answering The Toughest Questions About Suffering and Evil by Bruce Bickel & Stan Jantz

Published September 5th, 2017 by Bethany House Publishers

Genres Nonfiction, Christian

Pages 178

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When it comes to the big questions about suffering and evil–Did God create evil? How could a good God allow evil? How could a loving God allow people to suffer?–Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz don’t pretend to have all the answers. But they do know how to wrestle with uncertainty and doubt. They welcome questions, and in these pages they ask some of the most important ones you have about suffering and evil. With candor, insight, and a disarming touch of humor, they provide some answers to these critical questions, while leaving enough space–and grace–for you to keep wrestling, asking, and seeking Truth.
There is no shame in asking–after all, even some of the greatest men and women in the Bible had doubts. Don’t let your questions go unanswered. What you find might just change your life.

This was a very interesting book and each chapter covers questions that I imagine every Christian has had at one point or another. The majority of the topics revolve around suffering and evil, which again is a topic that I believe most people can relate to and have questions about. The author’s incorporate both personal stories and Biblical scripture when discussing each topic and include questions for reflection and discussion.  I always find it useful when author’s include discussion questions in books such as these as it can help readers really understand the message. I haven’t read many books on the subject, but I really enjoyed the views that the author presented when looking at things like evil and suffering in the world. I think this book is great for both personal use and could be very useful in a Bible study group setting as well.

Thank you to the publisher, Bethany House, for sending me a review copy of this book.


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