Is God to Blame? Moving Beyond Pat Answers to the Problem of Suffering

Is God to Blame? This is often the question that comes to mind when we confront real suffering in our own life or in the lives of those we love. Pastor Gregory Boyd helps us deal 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 Jesus 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 our sufferings and who can be trusted to bring us through them to renewed life.

Author: Greg Boyd