What Good Is God
In Search of a Faith That Matters
by Philip Yancey
new book What Good Is God? takes a look at people's faith
when the most horrible things happen to them.
who had gone through a crisis of his own when he had an accident
that nearly killed him, visits sites where the people face doubts
about their faith because of events that are so horrible to understand.
Two of the
most striking visits are the the author's visit to Virgina two weeks
after the campus massacre and the visit to Green Lake and the professional
Tech was especially poignant. After reading this and other sections,
the reader will, like the participants at Virgina Tech, get an added
sense that, yes, God is good and in control. The reader gets the
strong impression that the participants got a needed boost of faith
in spite of events that had unfolded in their lives.
event that must have been helpful was when a Columbine survivor
expressed faith in spite of being nearly killed in that tragedy.
not have all the answers because none of us know the reason terrible
things happen, but we come away with the idea that if it is from
God, it is meant for good.
As you read
each section and shudder at the pain and suffering, remember but
for the grace of God there go I.