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Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People: Biblical Look at the problem of suffering

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Why is doing good no guarantee of an easy life? One of the most common objections to the Christian Faith is 'If God created the universe, and is still in control of it, then Why does he allow suffering and injustice?' Melvin Tinker considers the different opinions people have before investigating the biblical answers about a crucial topic that needs to be faced by an evangelistic church. He looks at the situations biblical characters faced, the opposition to Jesus himself, and the suffering of the early church. ...

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Overview

Why is doing good no guarantee of an easy life? One of the most common objections to the Christian Faith is 'If God created the universe, and is still in control of it, then Why does he allow suffering and injustice?' Melvin Tinker considers the different opinions people have before investigating the biblical answers about a crucial topic that needs to be faced by an evangelistic church. He looks at the situations biblical characters faced, the opposition to Jesus himself, and the suffering of the early church. This book provides the key factors behind the benefit and purpose of suffering.

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"...not only an apologetic and a pastoral help but also puts the reader into immediate contact with Job and the Psalmists as they struggle with the issues for real. The book is a deceptively easy read, written in an everyday style with biblical and contemporary illustrations. It is well worth a read." ~ Evangelicals Now
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857923223
  • Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
  • Publication date: 5/20/2006
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 413,464
  • Product dimensions: 4.42 (w) x 7.01 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Melvin Tinker is Vicar of St John's Newland, Chairman of Yorkshire Gospel Partnership, Co-director of Northern Training Course and is a leading member of the Anglican group 'REFORM'. He is a popular author on culture and faith. He is Married to Heather and they have 3 grown sons.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2007

    Miniature In Appearance But a Giant Inside

    Whether religious or not, this book will provide readers with answers they need to be able to share an explanation of the different factors behind the benefit and purpose of adversity. Melvin Tinker, the author, is well and widely read in the various disciplines he writes about. His masterful ability to convert scripture into understandable plain language makes his work even more believable and trustworthy. You will find this book fascinating in a sense that it ministers unto the quietness of your spirit. For those who may find this work inadequate, and seek more thought provoking lessons, then Rabbi Harold Kushner's 'When Bad Things Happen To Good People' may serve as a good fill in the blanks book to compliment this one.

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