If God Is Good – Book Review

Randy Alcorn is a rare author.  He is one who can engage the reader with compelling stories, while providing a deep subject line.  If God Is Good is a timely read because of the hardship the world is facing in this generation.  Today is an important day to tackle the subject of suffering.  There are several books on the market that have the same storyline but fail to attack this age old question at it’s core.  In Randy Alcorn’s characteristic way, he looks at the suffering of this world from an intellectual perspective that is woven with faith.  Perhaps some readers will be turned off by the depth that Alcorn writes, but I feel it is important to dig deeper into this important subject.  The author clearly proves the presence and reality of God in the midst of a suffering world and gives a clear cut resolution to that suffering.  Faith. 

If you are looking to answer the question of evil and affliction. This will be a great tool for your study.


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?

clip_image001These 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.

Author Bio:

Randy Alcorn is the founder and director of Eternal Perspectives Ministries and a bestselling author. His novels include Deadline, Dominion, Edge of Eternity, Lord Foulgrin’s Letters, The Ishbane Conspiracy, and the Gold Medallion winner, Safely Home. He has written eighteen nonfiction books as well, including Heaven, The Treasure Principle, The Purity Principle, and The Grace and Truth Paradox. Randy and his wife, Nanci, live in Oregon and have two married daughters and four grandsons.

You can pick up a copy at your local bookstore or at www.christianbook.com.  You can also find the book at Random House Publishers.

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