Why is there suffering? Pick your own theological expedition

Bethany Sollereder*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Be engaged, enlightened, and surprised by this unique book on suffering that gives control to the reader. Similar to novels that allow readers to choose their own "paths," Why Is There Suffering? by Bethany Sollereder invites readers to make choices that lead them on an exploration of theological possibilities about topics like:

- God's existence
- God's nature
- The nature of suffering
- Evil
- Pain

The final destiny of humans and animals
Readers will face multiple possibilities regarding suffering and its theological explanations and have to make choices about which one they find most plausible. Each decision will lead to further complexities and new choices, helping readers see how theological choices lead to certain conclusions. This book does not offer final answers. Instead, it introduces the "theological" possibilities, both Christian and non-Christian, that readers can explore and wrestle with so they can make informed decisions about their beliefs.

Taking an intentionally light-hearted approach to a heavy topic this accessible and winsome book presents an unusually helpful introduction to the problem of suffering and the most commonly offered responses to it. Suggestions for further reading are provided with each choice.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGrand Rapids
Number of pages192
ISBN (Print)9780310109037
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2021


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