Questions and Answers for God Can't (Paperback)
If God can't prevent evil, what can God do? In his best-selling book, God Can't: How to Believe in God and Love After Tragedy, Abuse, and Other Evils, Thomas Jay Oord solves the problem of suffering. Oord offers five aspects of a real answer to why a loving God doesn't prevent pointless pain. The most helpful: God can't stop evil singlehandedly. In this follow-up, Oord answers questions God Can't readers asked about his ground-breaking proposals. The answers are in this book, and they solve age-old conundrums. Questions and Answers for God Can't addresses questions such as... If God can't control, why pray?
If God's love is uncontrolling, how do we explain miracles?
What does an uncontrolling God do?
What does it mean to say God loves everyone and everything?
How does Jesus fit into a theology of uncontrolling love?
If a loving God created the universe, why can't God stop evil?
What hope do we have if God's love is noncontrolling?
How do you know God can't prevent evil? In a conversational style, Oord offers chapter-length answers. The result is a compelling view of God Questions and Answers for God Can't answers questions clear-eyed thinkers ask. This book deepens our trust in a God of uncontrolling love.
Thinking people need this book Topics of interest: prayer, divine action, hope, miracles, Genesis, the meaning of love, eschatology, suffering, Jesus, the problem of evil, the virgin birth, John Wesley, providence, biblical inspiration, the afterlife, Coronavirus, worship, creation from nothing, doubt, progress, resurrection, science