Is God to Blame? This is often the question that comes to mind when you confront real suffering in your life or in the lives of those you love. Pastor Boyd deals with this question honestly and biblically while avoiding glib answers. Writing for ordinary Christians, Boyd wrestles with a variety of answers that have been offered by theologians and pastors in the past. He finds that a fully Christian approach must keep the person and the work of Christ at the very center of what we say about human suffering and God's place in it. Yet this is often just what is missing and what makes so much talk about the subject seem inadequate and at times misleading. What comes through is a hopeful picture of a sovereign God who is relentlessly opposed to evil, who knows your suffering, and who can be trusted to bring you through to renewed life.
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Review 1 for Is God to Blame?: Beyond Pat Answers to the Problem of Suffering
This book brought understanding to why we suffer.
Date:October 10, 2012
Someone recommended this book to me after my daughter miscarried after six years of trying to get pregnant. I also learned I have a auto immune disorder and that my son is an alcoholic. My faith was wavering. This book made so much sense out of why we suffer. God is not to blame, evil is. All those "pat answers" as to why these things happen did not bring me comfort. This book did and I recommend it highly.
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Review 2 for Is God to Blame?: Beyond Pat Answers to the Problem of Suffering
Date:March 7, 2004
I had actually spoken to Dr. Boyd before the book was released and he told me about it and was primed to grab it... very good read. If anyone has attempted to read God At War, Is God To Blame should be a much more practical read. It can change your life if you let it. If you're one of those people that wonders why God did something to you, I recommend that you read this.