Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Goodness of God (review)

An absolutely wonderful book which I would recommend to believers and nonbelievers alike.  Randy Alcorn very clearly works through the problem of evil and suffering in his other books and THIS "The Goodness of God" touches on those key points with an emphasis in explaining the higher purpose for it all. The subtitle says it all: Assurance of Purpose in the Midst of Suffering.

I wish someone would have given me this book when we realized the severity of Malachi's illness and soon-to-follow death.  The content of this book is exactly what a parent in that position (or anyone dealing with suffering or tragedy) needs to keep their eyes fixed upon.  In the hospital I would remind myself that God is good, God is faithful, and God is true, but I didn't take the time to expound on those truths and dig deeper into His Word to back those things up specifically.  What a great resource this book would have been and I'm so thankful to have been given the opportunity to allow Randy Alcorn to minister to me personally through his book.

I definitely see myself giving this book as a gift to those in dire circumstances.  It is a much less intimidating book then Alcorn's volumes Heaven and If God is Good...only 118 pages long.  I would also recommend this book as priority reading to any of you who have been following our story with Malachi and questioning why such suffering exists.  It's well worth the time and energy... believe me!

Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm...I have to get back into reading again. It has been a while, but this sounds like a good quick read with great purpose. Thanks for the recommendation!