Philip Yancey

If God Is Good, Then Why Is There Suffering?

An Interview with Philip Yancey

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If God Is Good, Then Why Is There Suffering?

We read in the Bible that God is good, loving, and faithful; yet we live in a world where horrible suffering exists, and God seems anything but good, loving, and faithful. It’s one of life’s greatest conflicts. Author and speaker Philip Yancey shares his time shedding incredible wisdom and insight on this conflict with us in today’s episode. If you have ever wondered, “Why has God allowed *insert personal suffering here* in my life?” now is a great time to learn why.

You are in good company, my friend—Jesus Christ experienced the greatest mistreatment and painful suffering, and He offers us a way through life’s struggles. Let’s move from a place of simply reflecting on what’s happened to letting God redeem what has happened for our betterment in Him. We at Reframing Ministries are here for you! Reach out to us as the Lord moves your heart in this revisited interview between Colleen and Philip.

Personal Recommendations for Reading, by Philip Yancey

Most Influential Books:

  • Augustine: Confessions
  • Frederick Buechner: Telling the Truth

Superior Books in Style and Christian Content:

  • Frederick Buechner: Telling the Truth; The Hungering Dark; The Magnificent Defeat; The Alphabet of Grace; Now and Then; The Sacred Journey; Peculiar Treasures; Wishful Thinking; The Book of Bebb; The Final Beast; Godric

Christian Essayists with Style:

  • G.K. Chesterton: Orthodoxy; St. Francis of Assisi; St. Thomas Aquinas; The Man Who Was Thursday; The Everlasting Man
  • C.S. Lewis: A Grief Observed; The Weight of Glory; The Four Loves
  • Dorothy Sayers: The Mind of the Maker; Christian Letters to a Post-Christian World
  • George MacDonald: Life Essential

Show Notes:

Connect with Philip, purchase his books, and see his upcoming events here!

Purchase Philip’s books Where Is God When It Hurts? and The Question That Never Goes Away on Amazon!

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