A publisher asked me last week what my distinctive mission as a writer is. I think it's to probe beneath the surface into the deep longings of people, then to open a door into the invisible spiritual realm so people can see ultimate realities (including God, angels, demons, heaven and hell) with the eyes of faith and imagination.
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Chapter Summary Excerpts from
If God Is Good…
by Randy Alcorn
Understanding the Problem of Evil and Suffering
Chapter One: Why is the Problem of Evil and Suffering So Important?
More people point to the problem of evil and suffering as their reason for not believing in God than any other—it is not merely a problem, it is the problem. You will not get far in a conversation with someone who rejects the Christian faith before the problem of evil is raised. Pulled out like the ultimate trump card, it’s supposed to silence believers and prove ...
THE BOOK’S PURPOSE
- Establish grace and truth as the essential building blocks of Christian spirituality
- Point out the difficulties of manifesting both qualities simultaneously
- Deepen our understanding of the relationship between these two virtues
- Demonstrate the power of grace and truth working in tandem
THE BOOK’S MESSAGE
Grace and truth found their perfect union in Christ, but the rest of us tend to gravitate toward one or the other. Truth without grace breeds self-righteousness and legalism. Grace without truth breeds deception and moral compromise. The key to true Christian spirituality is to integrate these two qualities into life ...
- Mon, Jan 25, 2010
- About Randy Alcorn
About Randy Alcorn
Randy Alcorn is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries. The best-selling author of more than forty books including Courageous, Heaven, The Treasure Principle, and the Gold Medallion winner Safely Home. His books in print exceed seven million and have been translated into over thirty languages.
Randy Alcorn has written twelve books (soon to be fourteen, with two more novels coming out in 2001), including the best-selling novels Deadline, Dominion, and Edge of Eternity. The royalties for those books all go into Eternal Perspective Ministries, which he founded and directs. But Eternal Perspective Ministries (www.epm.org) doesn't need the royalties to achieve its mission.
I want them to be able to do, in most cases for the first time, exactly what Peter assumes all Christians are doing: “looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13).
Randy Alcorn shares about what it means to him to have his books translated into other languages, pointing out some of his favorite covers.