For those times when we're wounded by broken trust, assaulted by disease, or victimized by evil--or when we're crushed to see such things happen to people we love--Randy Alcorn offers something solid to hold onto.
In this specially focused condensation of Alcorn's If God Is Good?: Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil, we're continually guided into a deeper glimpse of God's loving ways and higher purposes--the very things we're often most blinded to whenever we battle pain and anguish.
Alcorn avoids superficial or sentimental responses, and instead presses forward boldly to explore all the troubling doubts and questions that agitate within us when we confront suffering and evil.
The issues are far from simple, the answers far from easy--but Alcorn shows how the way of suffering--a path that Jesus himself followed more than anyone else--can ultimately become a journey into wholeness and even logic-defying joy.
About the author:
Randy Alcorn is an author and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM), a nonprofit ministry dedicated to teaching principles of God's Word and assisting the church in ministering to the unreached, unfed, unborn, uneducated, unreconciled, and unsupported people around the world. His ministry focus is communicating the strategic importance of using our earthly time, money, possessions, and opportunities to invest in need-meeting ministries that count for eternity. He accomplishes this by analyzing, teaching, and applying the biblical truth.
Before starting EPM in 1990, Randy served as a pastor for fourteen years. He holds degrees in theology and biblical studies and has taught on the adjunct faculties of Multnomah University and Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.
A New York Times bestselling author, Randy has written more than forty books, including Courageous, Heaven, The Treasure Principle, and the Gold Medallion winner Safely Home.
Randy resides in Gresham, Oregon, with his wife, Nanci. They have two married daughters and are the proud grandparents of five grandsons. Randy enjoys hanging out with his family, biking, playing tennis, doing research, and reading.