Monday, December 23, 2013

Review of WALKING WITH GOD THROUGH PAIN AND SUFFERING by Timothy Keller

There may be no better contemporary communicator of biblical issues than Timothy Keller, and in WALKING WITH GOD THROUGH PAIN AND SUFFERING, he tackles the problem of evil head on and promotes some deep thinking along the way.

Keller walks us through the historical ways people have dealt with the problem of evil. He shows how any method outside of the biblical perspective fails to account for the way the world actually is and that Christianity holds the most profound answers for why evil exists in a world created by God.

Keller leaves no stone unturned, and he wrestles with some of the most challenging issues related to the problem of evil. I've always believed in the free will defense, but Keller raises some questions about it that I have to deal with. I can't say that I'm abandoning it, but Keller's book is definitely challenging my thinking.

Ultimately, what Keller does well is illuminate the loving character of God and his commitment to finally make everything sad untrue. Keller's is a powerful look at suffering from a biblical perspective.

Review copy provided by Dutton Adult

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