Acts of God
Why Does God Allow So Much Pain?
By Bob Russell, Rob Suggs
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Sooner or later, everyone asks the question, “Why God”. This book attempts to answer the question, although recognising there is no easy answer.
The opening chapter tries to answer the question, but fails to give a satisfactory explanation to the reader. I’m not sure there is one.
However the book goes, with strategies to deal with the “suicide missions” that life throws at us, and overcoming the pain that crises bring.
The book has chapters on dealing with the pain that occurs around the home and with relationships, particularly in troubled homes. It goes on to deal with sin and temptation in other areas of our lives.
Written with stories to give examples, and Scriptures to support their advice the book is easy to read.
Having said that, I didn’t find it useful, although I am not going through pain at the moment. Neither did I think it would be all that comforting for someone going through suffering.
The book does however offer some hope to people, which may make it helpful to those seeking answers.