West’s Review

Friend Jim West has the first review of Beautiful and Terrible Things and it is humbling.

There have been a lot of books written on the problem of theodicy.  It’s a question that has haunted people of faith for millennia: how can God, who loves, allow horrors like the deaths of our children when their lives have scarcely begun?  This book is the best treatment of the topic, theologically, yet written.

I don’t wish to simply recommend this book.  Instead, I urge your reading of it.  And your sharing of it with those in your world, your circle of friends, your family, who have been or are suffering loss.  And keep a box of kleenex close at hand while you read it yourself.  You’ll need it.  I did.

Jim West, “Zwinglius Redivivus

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