Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous
JODT 19:58 (Winter 2015) p. 283
Answering Christianity’s Most Difficult Question – Why God Allows Us to Suffer by Kevin Tewes. Chapel Hill, NC: Triune Publishing Group, LLC,
Kevin Tewes is a former United States Army officer who served in Iraq. While there, he had experiences that led him to investigate the problem of pain. Over the years, there have been many books, both theological and philosophical in nature, that have attempted to answer the question, “Why does God allow us to suffer?” In this book, Tewes attempts to examine the problem of pain from a unique perspective, which in itself is a lofty goal.
At the outset of the book, Tewes expressed the logical problem that God is all-powerful and all loving, yet evil exists (p.
The book is divided into two parts. The first part is a redefinition of the logic problem previously stated. In this section, Tewes added to the problem that God is all-wise, and God is all-just. While both of these things are certainly true and biblical, the author failed to express what the Word of God has to say regarding either of these truths. The underlying theme in both sections of the book is love. The author’s unique perspective on the problem of pain and evil in the world is the lack of love: both for the Lord and for one another. He certainly discussed the sin problem, but the emphasis is upon love throughout the majority of the book.
The second section begins with quoting Genesis 1:26-27, showing that mankind was created “in his own image.” He stated, “Since God possesses all of the attributes that are necessary for him to experience
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