The author, Philip Yancey tries to address the most basic questions that any normal person would ask..these questions are on every one's mind but not everyone tries to find an answer. Philip Yancey's writings have always been enlightening in the ways he approaches the issue and different other subjects he takes into consideration while studying the topic.If you are familiar with Yancey's style of writing, you will definitely like this book. If it's your first time, I would suggest Fearfully and Wonderfully made or What's so amazing about grace.
What Good is God is not an easy read, you put on your thinking hat and search for the truth as you travel through the pages with Yancey.How does belief actually matter in the lives of those who suffer? Where is God amidst all the suffering in this world? What is the whole point of believing in God?
Yancey put these questions to test in different places in the world and writes about his dialogues with people from various cultures and backgrounds. I got to read about some speeches that I would have probably never listened to or know about a group of people, who would have remained strangers to me forever.
Yancey travelled to many places and spoke in different settings and as he writes about them, he can only say that faith can withstand even the most trying fires of life. Grace still abounds for all for us and God still is present in all the good that the world has. You may not find a direct answer to the title, even if you jump pages hoping to find the answer. because it is not an easy question to be answered objectively.But your thinking pattern finally changes to find the goodness that God is still bestowing and that faith does matter.
Philip Yancey throws light on issues that we think were not just justifiable by God..why did that terrible incident happen? I always pick-up Philip Yancey's books right away as I know that I will view the world and my own life and faith through a telescope, microscope...and finally it all does make sense.
What Good is God? All the good in the world.
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