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Readers’ Responses to If God Is Good

Readers' Responses to If God Is Good

I am a pastor in Mississippi. Six years ago today our son was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. I tell people often that if it was not for that sickness in my child I never would have discovered what it means to have an eternal perspective. If God is Good means the world to my wife and I. —C. A.

Why is there suffering in the world today?

Q&A: Randy Alcorn and Pastor Greg Laurie at Harvest Christian Fellowship discuss the question,"Why is there suffering in the world today?"

Big Life Issues interview

Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship interviews Randy Alcorn. March 2010, on the subject of evil and suffering, and Heaven.

I struggle with forgiving my parents for the painful home environment I grew up in. Do you know of any books that could help me?

I struggle with forgiving my parents for the painful home environment I grew up in. Do you know of any books that could help me?

I highly recommend David Augsburger’s The Freedom of Forgiveness. Also, Philip Yancy’s What’s So Amazing about Grace?, which shows us how God’s forgiveness of us should result in our forgiveness of others. 

If God Is Good: Introduction and Chapter 2

If God Is Good: Introduction and Chapter 2

I came to know my friend Jim Harrell after he read my book Heaven. We talked on the phone, exchanged e-mails, and quickly connected at a heart level. Jim, a successful businessman, strong and athletic for most of his life, told me he really looked forward to reading If God Is Good.

If God Is Good: Table of Contents

If God Is Good: Table of Contents

Read the table of contents in Randy Alcorn's book If God Is Good.

If you were the author, how would you have written the story?

If you were the author, how would you have written the story?

We value in story the conflict we avoid in life. What makes a good story? Interesting characters, significant conflict, the thwarting of desires, and a satisfying (if not triumphant) resolution.

In Africa, A Scourge Beyond Imagining

In Africa, A Scourge Beyond Imagining

During the weekend, a new funeral procession arrives every 15 or 20 minutes. On one day, 52 people are buried; 43 of them were between the ages of 19 and 50. Most are Africa’s latest victims of AIDS.

Livestream Q&A with Randy Alcorn on his book If God is Good

Live Q&A session with Randy Alcorn about If God is Good, originally on Waterbrook Multnomah's Livestream page (livestream.com/waterbrookmultnomah).

 

Is it fair for a handicapped person to spend his life in a wheelchair and have to patiently wait until he dies to be able to walk in Heaven?

Is it fair for a handicapped person to spend his life in a wheelchair and have to patiently wait until he dies to be able to walk in Heaven?

Without an eternal perspective, without ­under­standing the reality that the best is yet to come, we assume that people who die young, who are handicapped, who ­aren’t healthy, who ­don’t get married, or who ­don’t _____ [fill in the blank] inevitably miss out on the best life has to offer.

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