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If I Were God, I'd End All the Pain

John Dickson

If I Were God, I'd End All the Pain

John Dickson

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Why would a loving God allow so much human suffering? Every religion and worldview offers explanations for the problem of pain. John Dickson carefully considers those of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Atheism, before exploring the unique solution given in the Bible.

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About "If I Were God, I'd End All the Pain"

Why would a loving God allow so much human suffering? Every religion and worldview offers explanations for the problem of pain. John Dickson carefully considers those of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Atheism, before exploring the unique solution given in the Bible.
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The first book in the series addresses the question of pain and suffering in the world. John looks briefly at the alternative explanations for suffering provided by Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Atheism, and shows why the perspective of the Bible is the best one available.
- Publisher

Can we still believe in God in the face of all the suffering and pain in the world? John Dickson looks honestly at this question and gives some compelling answers. - A child catches a rare brain virus and is affected for life. - A father dies in a plane crash. - A dictator murders millions. Why doesn't God do anything about the things like this? Why does He allow them to happen? In fact, can we still believe in God in the face of all the suffering and pain in the world? In the first of a new series of books, John Dickson looks honestly at these questions, and provides some compelling answers. He looks briefly at the alternative explanation for suffering provided by Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Atheism, before turning to what the Bible itself says about God, justice and suffering.
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Meet the Author

John Dickson

John Dickson (Ph.D., Macquarie University, Sydney) is one of Australia's best selling Christian authors. Much of his remarkable output focuses on the reliability of the New Testament and the relevance of the gospel to contemporary life. Recently, his documentary The Christ Files featured on Chanel 7.

His books range from academic studies to popular apologetics and youth issues and include Mission-Commitment in Ancient Judaism and in the Pauline Communities (JCB Mohr; WUNT 2/159); Hanging in There; A Sneaking Suspicion; Jesus: A Hell of a Life; Simply Christianity: Beyond Religion; Vital Signs and The Spectator's Guide to Jesus

This gifted communicator started his career as a singer/songwriter with rock band, In the Silence and hosted the national music TV show, Swordfish, for 2 years. Since then, he has gone on to gain an honours degree in Theology and a doctorate in ancient history. He holds the position of Honorary Associate in the Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University, Sydney. An ordained Anglican minister, John has spent the best part of a decade working as a local church minister.

Most recently he has produced Humilitas:A Lost Key to Life, Love, and Leadership (Zondervan, 2011); Life of JesusWho He Is and Why He Matters (Zondervan, 2010); The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission: Promoting the Gospel with More Than Our Lips (Zondervan, 2010) ; Investigating Jesus: An Historian's Quest; Jesus: A Short Life; The Christ Files; and 666 and all That with Greg Clarke
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Table Of Contents

  • Introduction 1 The Last One Standing 2 The Alternatives 3 Invitation To Doubt 4 The Justice Of God 5 The Renewal Of All Things 6 The Wounds Of God

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A good introduction to the question
4 stars By Rory, Sep 27 2016
This is a nice little book that won't answer all your questions, but will help you frame the question in a more helpful way. John Dickson outlines and makes us aware of our cultural bias to do with suffering and shows gently how this isn't a question of proof or disproof of God but a deeper heart question. Good for people who are going through these hard questions from a heart perspective, if you want a more detailed or exhaustive dealing with this topic Tim Kellers: Suffering is a good next step after this.
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  • Catalogue Code 168573
  • Product Code 1876326379
  • EAN 9781876326371
  • Pages 75
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Matthias Media
  • Publication Date Aug 2003
  • Sales Rank #226
  • Dimensions 197 x 128 x 6 mm
  • Weight 0.082kg
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