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God in the Dark
Rebuilding Faith When Bad Stuff Happens
by Peter Longson
Publisher:Wild Goose Publications
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.
Reviewer: Chloe Lynch (30/08/12)