If I Were God I'd End All the Pain (Student Handbook)
The student handbook contains, interviews with people who have suffered, newspaper articles, room for students to express questions and objections, Bible passages to explore and stunning illustrations. For years 9 and 10. If I Were God, I'd End All The...
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The student handbook contains, interviews with people who have suffered, newspaper articles, room for students to express questions and objections, Bible passages to explore and stunning illustrations.
For years 9 and 10. If I Were God, I'd End All The Pain is John Dickson's attempt at a sensitive and Biblically informed treatment of the problem of suffering. If God loves me, why does He allow me to feel lonely, hurt or afraid? There are no easy answers to the question of suffering and we are not served by glib responses to very real and troubling issues.
^The If I Were God, I'd End All The Pain student handbook is well suited for Christian Studies classes and other contexts where the important issue of suffering must come up. The six studies on Job and the cross are designed to complement the corresponding chapter of John Dickson's book.
^^"I have found this to be a particularly valuable resource and we will continue to use it. The majority of students found the material to be thought provoking and I have had very positive responses from my colleagues"
- Phillip Harmer, Knox Grammar School.
John was the Founding Director of the Centre for Public Christianity and now is a Senior Consultant to CPX. He has a degree in theology and a PhD in ancient history. An ordained Anglican minister, he was a Research Fellow of the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University (2005-17), a Visiting Academic in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford (2017-18), and teaches a course on the Historical Jesus for the Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Sydney. He has hosted two nationally televised documentaries and authored more than a dozen books.
Simon Smart is Executive Director of the Centre for Public Christianity. A former English and History teacher, Simon has a Masters in Christian Studies from Regent College, Vancouver. He has years of experience writing and editing both academic curricula and popular books. He is the author of For God's Sake: An Atheist, a Jew, a Christian and a Muslim Debate Religion, and editor of A Spectator's Guide to Worldviews. His writing has appeared in such places as The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the ABC, The Australian, and The Guardian.