God's Problem LP: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question--Why We Suffer
In times of questioning and despair, people often quote the Bible to provide answers. Surprisingly, though, the Bible does not have one answer but many "answers" that often contradict one another. Consider these competing explanations for suffering put forth by various biblical writers:
For renowned Bible scholar Bart Ehrman, the question of why there is so much suffering in the world is more than a haunting thought. Ehrman's inability to reconcile the claims of faith with the facts of real life led the former pastor of the Princeton Baptist Church to reject Christianity.
In God's Problem, Ehrman discusses his personal anguish upon discovering the Bible's contradictory explanations for suffering and invites all people of faith—or no faith—to confront their deepest questions about how God engages the world and each of us.
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Review: God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question-Why We SufferUser Review - Denise Louise - Goodreads
The first Ehrman book that I read, Misquoting Jesus, was an objective, historic study of how the New Testament evolved over time and I thought it was a very good, informative book. This book is ... Read full review
Review: God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question-Why We SufferUser Review - John - Goodreads
I really enjoyed this book. The author looks at a question none of us enjoys thinking about - why is there such overwhelming suffering in the world? Suffering comes in all forms, crimes, thuggery ... Read full review
FOUR The Consequences of Sin
SIX Does Suffering Make Sense?