The Goodness of God by Randy Alcorn

Posted: March 5, 2011 in Christianity, Reviews
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The Goodness of God: Assurance of Purpose in the Midst of Suffering by Randy Alcorn is a book that tackles the issue of evil and suffering head on. The book goes through the origins of evil and suffering, while also doing such things as looking at how different worldviews few evil and suffering. It ends with a chapter on what we can do in the midst of suffering. This book is full of things that resonate with the world we live in today. One of those things was a chapter dealing with recovering  a biblical view of health, wealth and prosperity. With the popularity of pastors preaching a health, wealth and prosperity gospel, this chapter gives a refreshing look at what the bible really has to say about the topic. An unbiblical view of health and wealth many times ends up leading to an incorrect view of God. I also really enjoyed this book because it is written in a way that anyone can understand. Whether a new believer or a mature christian, this book is easily understood and helpful to all. Randy Alcorn has truly done a great job of writing a book that should appeal to both the deep bible student and the casual book reader. I never imagined that I would be able to come away from a book on evil and suffering with joy, but I did. I would recommend all to read this book to prepare for suffering that will come in their life. Even in the midst of suffering, this book should provide understanding and comfort.


“I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review”

  1. Duke Taber says:

    Randy was my first pastor when I got saved 32 years ago.

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