How Can It Be All Right When Everything Is All Wrong?
Lewis B. Smedes
I bought this book to read to find out whether it would be suitable for anyone struggling with the concept of a good God in a world where so many tragedies happen.
This is a very readable book. I read it in a single sitting. Each chapter has a title which indicates a problem or a stratagem and a subtitle, indicating which of God’s gifts (grace, joy, forgiveness, freedom, wonder, suffering, being ordinary, an open heart, faith, patience, being held and hope) is addressed in the chapter. There are twelve chapters, to save you counting!
There was one paragraph, which made me sit up and think I must check this idea out with what the Bible says.
It is a book for anyone who wants to believe, but struggles. It is more about what it means to believe in our broken world than why we should believe.