Book Review: Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering

WALKING WITH GOD THROUGH PAIN AND SUFFERING by Timothy Keller is about why God can allow pain and suffering. This book review was written by Hank Griffith of South Suburban Evangelical Free church in Apple Valley, Minnesota. This book is good for Christians who are in the middle of pain and suffering.

Timothy Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, has once again written a very insightful book on an important subject. Walking with God through Pain and Suffering is a 300 page book in three main parts:

  • The first part looks at how various cultures, religions, and eras in history have viewed suffering and how they’ve deal with it.
  • The second looks in depth at the biblical view of suffering and evil. Keller is an insightful theologian.
  • The third is more pastoral. It’s written to help believers deal with suffering in their lives or in this world.

Who it’s good for

For believers currently experiencing pain and suffering in their lives Part Three might be the only section of the book they will want to read right now.  The chapters in this section are biblical and practical – “Walking”, “Weeping”, “Trusting”, “Praying”, “Thinking/Thanking/Loving”, and “Hoping”.

For others who want to be prepared for personal suffering in the future, as well as to be able to help others in their suffering, even in their understanding of the problem of… (CONTINUE READING…)

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