Why would a loving and powerful God allow so much pain and suffering? In Why Suffering? Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale carefully walk you through a variety of responses that considered together provide a clear, comprehensive, and convincing answer. Responses like:
Here is a book written with great respect for the complexity of the issue, recognizing that some who read it will be in the trenches of deep suffering themselves and others questioning the very existence of a loving God. Why Suffering? provides an answer to the problem of pain and suffering with emotional sensitivity and intellectual integrity.
©2014 Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale (P)2014 Hachette Audio
Book is read well, can listen easily.
Why does not Zacharias and Vitale refer back to the Bible to find the answer to the question ??They refer to their own life experiences and sayings of other people AND DO NOT REFER TO THE WORD OF GOD to come up with any explanation to the question at hand.In my opinion, this is a very poor approach. It was very difficult to hear page after page a very NON biblical thesis of the topic based on their experiences.
Need to refer to the bible when we need to seek answers for such questions.But for these 2 authors, they saw fit that they refer to their own life experiences and what other people have stated AND NOT WHAT GOD has stated about suffering in the bible. How can their explanations be seen as authentic when they do not seek what God says about the topic ??
"Best time spent / benefit ratio book of my life"
This book eclipses Frankel' Man's Search for Meaning as the most beneficial book to my life per time spent reading/listening. I was afraid this book might be boring, but I couldn't wait to finish it. Both author/narrators are wonderful at both tasks. I listened at 1.5 speed and could've bumped that to 2, but didn't actually want to be done because it was so good.
Suffering is a very difficult topic for any world view to explain, and I have spent a lot of time reading and listening to books about it. Why Suffering handles the topic masterfully. It fairly presents the case from major world religions and philosophies and compares their answers to that of Christianity. If nothing else--and it is much more--Why Suffering is an excellent survey of the topic. I wish all my non-fiction books managed to be so deep and yet so brief. You will be smarter and possibly wiser for listening to Why Suffering.
I think this book can articulate well to the individuals who are skeptical about why God would allow evil in the world. This is an especially good read for those who have trouble coming to terms with the great tragedies as well as the difficulties faced in everyday life.
"Heard Twice & Will Again"
Amazing insight and wisdom. I follow Ravi Zachariah International Ministry and encourage others to do the same.
"Good Scriptural Study About The Nature of Suffering"
I did quite enjoy this book read by both authors. I am a little more partial to Zaharias over Vitale being the reason for 4 stars as opposed to 5. My last book I listened to was The Grand Weaver by Ravi Zacharias which dealt with a very similar subject and I think I liked it a little more. If I had listened to this book first I would have probably given it 5 stars. Either way it is a very insightful look at pain from a apologetic view. I will probably listen to this again within a year or so and not right after another of Ravi's books
"When sense is made"
I enjoyed that I read two authors perspectives, although the same subject they brought individuality to their reasonings. I would recommend not only people who are presently enduring suffering but to people who are looking for answers to questions like "what's the purpose of life?"
Answer the question why there is suffering. A book every Christian or non-Christian should read.
to hear the writers narrating is always a plus....
each bought their own perspective in their own way bringing out a good compelling argument.
This has to be on your wish list. I've learned so much about my history with pain. ten thumbs up
"Intellectually and Emotionally Honest"
Ravi and Vince present 10 specific reasons for not only the "why" of suffering but also a fair contrasting look at alternative perspectives beyond just a Christian response. If you are an atheist, agnostic, bitter believer, or inquisitive Christian apologist, each chapter provides compelling and thought provoking responses to this difficult and reality based question: "Why Suffering?". I highly recommend it.
"Great book on very important topic"
Well done, this topic is so important and often avoided by everyone of all faiths and creeds.
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