IniciGrupsConversesMésTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

S'està carregant…

If God Is Good: Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil

de Randy Alcorn

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaMencions
5201247,168 (4.15)1
Christian Nonfiction. Religion & Spirituality. Nonfiction. HTML: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 GodWhy 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 worldnow 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."
-Publishers Weekly.
… (més)
Cap
S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

» Mira també 1 menció

Es mostren 1-5 de 12 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Highly recommended. We all have questions about suffering and pain... good and evil... and coming to terms with who God is and whom we trust. ( )
  nisly | Apr 23, 2020 |
I love Randy Alcorn and the fact that he always brings an eternal perspective to every topic he tackles (thus his ministry is Eternal Perpectives Ministry - epm.org). So now that I find myself meditating a lot on the topic of suffering, I knew that his book on the topic would be helpful. It definitely was. Randy doesn't write a tightly wound apologetic for academic discussion. He writes for everyday people who are dealing with the real issues of the Christian life. His arguments are sound and thoroughly articulated, but they are also practical for those in the midst of trials.
This book deals with the "problem of pain" in a sensitive and yet unapologetically biblical manner that exalts God as both sovereign and good. It's not a short book but it is worth the time. ( )
  HGButchWalker | Sep 21, 2016 |
Alcorn's book are very thorough. I often feel he covers a subject at least three times and a good editor might cut 75 pages out of his books. This one covers thoroughly a subject that many people wrestle with, and I think he does a pretty good cross. Lutherans have the Theology of the Cross and I think he fits that pretty well. I have also ordered his Bible study that goes along with this book and will work with it to present this information in an organized and helpful way to those who need it. ( )
  Luke_Brown | Sep 10, 2016 |
12836621
Wanda Beaver's review Dec 27, 14 · edit
4 of 5 stars
bookshelves: 2014-book, blogging-for-books, religion
Read from December 16 to 27, 2014

If God is Good --- why do we have pain and suffering? If God loves us, how can he justify all the world suffering? And why do evil people sometimes thrive while the righteous suffers? Why wouldn’t a loving God rid the universe of evil?

If God Is Good contains many stories of people’s challenges and suffering and their triumphs. Some, who have suffered deeply, now have a relationship with God. God revealed treasures to them that can only be found in the darkness of suffering. When suffering comes, we should ask God to use it for his glory. We are promised that the eternal ending will bring glorious happiness and that all present suffering will pale in comparison. We can rejoice for that coming day when there will be no more death and suffering.

Disasters can bring out the best in people. We cannot see the end that God has in mind, but we can be sure that God’s unfailing love will never let us down, no matter how bleak things appear. We might wish for a world untouched by evil and suffering, but eternal happiness cannot happen without it. We must realize that if God allowed less evil in the world, there would also be less good.

Many times God will deliver us from suffering, and sometimes he will sustain us through suffering. He can calm the storm, and sometimes calms our hearts, and we should praise him for these acts of grace. But we must have faith and trust that God can bring good from all suffering. In the end, Jesus Christ is the answer to all the suffering and evil in the world. We need to remember that Jesus has written this story in his own blood.

From the book – God wrote the script of the unfolding drama of redemption long before Satan, demons, Adam and Eve – and you and I – took the stage. And from the beginning, he knew that the utterly spectacular ending would make the dark middle worth it.

If God is Good is truly a journey of discovery and will answer many of your questions on pain and suffering. I have highlighted many sections of this book and will be keeping it on my shelf for reference and continual reading. My rating is 4+ stars.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. ( )
  wrbinpa | Dec 27, 2014 |
Randy Alcorn discusses arguments for and against the many points of view on goodness and evil, citing many Biblical references. It is a good read and a grand look at the spectrum of ideas on goodness, suffering, and evil. ( )
  Langley_Presbyterian | Oct 5, 2012 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 12 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Sense ressenyes | afegeix-hi una ressenya
Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Llocs importants
Esdeveniments importants
Pel·lícules relacionades
Epígraf
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
"What is the meaning of it, Watson?" said Holmes
solemnly as he laid down the paper. "What object is
served by this circle of misery and violence and fear? It
must tend to some end, or else our universe is ruled by
chance, which is unthinkable. But what end? There is the
great standing perennial problem to which human reason
is as far from an answer as ever."

--SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, The Adventure of the
Cardboard Box
Dedicatòria
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
This book is dedicated to:

Jim Harrell, Joni Eareckson Tada,
John and Patti Franklin, David O'Brien,
Sara Thebarge, Scott and Janet Willis, Mona Krueger,
Robert Rogers, Ron and Carol and Connie Speer, Darrell Scott
Roger and Carole Huntington, David and Nancy Guthrie, Carol Hardin,
Dan and Suzanne Maust, Daniel and Minnie Broas, Josef Tion,
John and Ann Stump, Jerry Tobias, Val Shean, Elisbeth Elliot,
John and Carolyn Kohlenberger, Steve and Ginny Saint, Ethel Herr,
and number of friends who must remain anonymous,
but who are well known by God;
as well as countless missionaries, martyrs,
and ordinary Christians throughout history
and around the world today,
faithful sufferers
whose extraordinary stories touch my heart
and prompt me to worship the God of goodness
who forever answers our cries with Jesus.
Primeres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
[Introduction] I came to know my friend Jim Harrell after he read my book Heaven.
The problem of evil and suffering moves from the philosophical to the personal in a moment of time.
[Conclusion] If you're considering whether you should believe in God, the problem of evil and suffering is only one issue--don't overlook the others.
Citacions
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
One hundred percent of the royalties from this book
will be given to promote good, oppose evil,
and relieve suffering around the world.
Darreres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
(Clica-hi per mostrar-ho. Compte: pot anticipar-te quin és el desenllaç de l'obra.)
(Clica-hi per mostrar-ho. Compte: pot anticipar-te quin és el desenllaç de l'obra.)
(Clica-hi per mostrar-ho. Compte: pot anticipar-te quin és el desenllaç de l'obra.)
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
CDD/SMD canònics
LCC canònic

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès (1)

Christian Nonfiction. Religion & Spirituality. Nonfiction. HTML: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 GodWhy 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 worldnow 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."
-Publishers Weekly.

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Autor de LibraryThing

Randy Alcorn és un autor/a de LibraryThing, un autor/a que afegeix la seva biblioteca personal a LibraryThing.

pàgina del perfil | pàgina de l'autor

Debats actuals

Cap

Cobertes populars

Dreceres

Valoració

Mitjana: (4.15)
0.5
1
1.5
2 2
2.5
3 2
3.5
4 11
4.5 2
5 9

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 206,002,538 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible