Why Suffering?: Finding Meaning and Comfort When Life Doesn't Make Sense

Why Suffering?: Finding Meaning and Comfort When Life Doesn't Make Sense

by Ravi Zacharias, Vince Vitale

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Why Suffering?: Finding Meaning and Comfort When Life Doesn't Make Sense by Ravi Zacharias, Vince Vitale

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: Where there is the possibility of love, there has to be the reality of freedom, and therefore the possibility of pain. Wishing God had made a different world is to wish yourself out of existence. In comparison with other world religions, the Christian response is highly distinctive.
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455549696
Publisher: FaithWords
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 208,381
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Ravi Zacharias is the founder and chairman of the board of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with additional offices in Canada, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates. Zacharias and his wife, Margie, have three grown children. He is the author of many books, including Can Man Live Without God and Why Jesus?

Dr. Vince Vitale, born in NYC and raised in a family one generation removed from Mafia heritage, went to study philosophy at Princeton University and there took an unexpected journey that led him to God. In his PhD, Vince went on to develop a new response to the problem of evil. He now teaches at Wycliffe Hall of Oxford University, is Senior Tutor at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, and is a speaker for RZIM.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Question Ravi Zacharias 1

Chapter 2 A Response of Freedom Ravi Zacharias 31

Chapter 3 A Response of Grace Vince Vitale 59

Chapter 4 A Response at the Cross Vince Vitale 81

Chapter 5 Other Responses on Offer: Buddhism, Islam, Naturalism Ravi Zacharias 105

Chapter 6 A Response from Morality Ravi Zacharias 141

Chapter 7 A Response of Hope Vince Vitale 163

Chapter 8 God's Manifold Responses Vince Vitale 192

Acknowledgments 219

Notes 221

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Why Suffering?: Finding Meaning and Comfort When Life Doesn't Make Sense 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent combination of scholarly, pastoral, edifying, and compassionate treatment of an extremely hard truth.
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