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God in the Dark

Rebuilding Faith When Bad Stuff Happens

by Peter Longson

Jacket

Paperback
Price: £10.99
Publisher:Wild Goose Publications
Published:Spring 2012
ISBN:978-1-849-52215-1
Review:
Theology through the lens of personal experience can be very powerful stuff. This is the work of an anonymous author, writing under a pseudonym, presumably to protect the identity of his family, who suffered a terrible personal tragedy. It is this tragedy which seems to have powered this work on how God can be love and yet evil can exist.
Well-written and engaging, the book takes various angles in dealing with this question, including perspectives drawn from both science and music. The material is well-organised and it moves towards some coherent conclusions. I am in two minds about those conclusions: some of them I can agree with, others seem quite sweeping in their extent and less well-supported. However, this book deserves your time because of the honesty and rigour of its wrestlings with such a big question.

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