Friday, March 11, 2016

Good God

If we are honest, at some point we all struggle with the question, "Why does God allow pain, suffering, and evil?" Good God introduces the God we all want to believe in but have been too fearful to embrace. With the Bible as his guide, Lucas Miles takes readers on a journey, tipping over some "sacred cows" along the way, to uncover the lost and forgotten nature of the Creator of the Universe and discover a real relationship with him through the person of Jesus Christ: God's goodness incarnate.

My thoughts: Well, I have mixed feelings about this book. While I see where Lucas is going with a lot of his thoughts, that God is good and wants what is best for us, I also think that it can be a slippery slope. God is good and wants what is best for us, while Satan is the author of confusion. But, God is just and merciful, He has given us agency and will not violate that even if it brings us pain. I agree with a lot of the thoughts in this book, but not all. That said, it was an interesting read that I enjoyed. It made me think about how I look at God and His goodness and love for us.
I received this book from Worthy in exchange for my honest review.

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