In his latest book Roger Forster tackles the controversial question of why bad things happen to good people by taking a fresh and radical look at the book of Job.
In an increasingly unsettled and uncertain world we are daily faced with an onslaught of both natural and man-made disasters, from tsunamis, hurricanes and earthquakes, to poverty, famine and disease, to global warming, war and terrorism. Never has the question of where God is when people are suffering been more relevant, and more essential to answer. How can the Christian God of love allow such suffering to happen within His creation?
Many people have looked to the book of Job to answer the question of suffering, but few have arrived at satisfactory solutions. Instead of trying to investigate the reasons for suffering, many satisfy themselves with the simple answer that it is all part of Gods unknowable plan which we cannot understand. But is this true? With his characteristically engaging and incisive writing Roger brings clear, thoughtful and refreshing insight into Jobs suffering; the reasons for it, and the ways in which we can learn from it and apply it to the suffering we experience in the world today.
To offer help to people struggling through hard times, we first need to understand the nature of suffering, where it comes from and how it affects us. This book challenges us all not only about the ways in which we tend to treat people who are experiencing suffering, but offers practical guidance and ideas on how to show love and compassion to counsel those in need. Roger Forster challenges us to try to be more like Job in the ways we relate to God through worship during our suffering and unravels the mystery of where we find God through Christ when we are suffering.
Bad things happen to good people - bad things happened to Job. In this new book we discover why they happened then and continue to happen to us now, and how we should respond. If so, like Job, we may end up receiving a double portion.
Suffering and the God of Love by Roger Forster was published by PUSH Publishing in August 2006 and is our 25345th best seller. The ISBN for Suffering and the God of Love is 9780955378300.