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“Wickedness, evil, pain and suffering all unflichingly examined and the answer is so shockingly simple, yet profound: without free will there is no such thing as real love. God gives us free will and with it, due to our nature, we choose our own pursuits and face the consequences therein of a...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Reading this now for the third time, still trying to make sense of the tortuous prose and flawed logic. this adds nothing useful to one of the more interesting debates in Christianity - why a supposdly loving omnipotent god allows such suffering in good people. It barely relates anything factual...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Very helpful. C.S. Lewis is so good at simplifying large issues. ”ben wrote this review Thursday, April 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I love it. I like the way it makes you think. I think this is a book that everyone should read.”Zola Wilson wrote this review Wednesday, March 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was an incredible read. Every much as good as 'Mere Christianity' if not better. There was so much to digest in this book, it's just so dense. It covers everything I wanted it to cover on the subject, and more! Stuff I didn't even expect I wanted to know!
I would absolutely recomend picking up this book, and giving it a good solid read. ”
“Thru all times people cried out: Why?, when confronted with suffering, in personal life or with others. This book gives some pretty good answers.”Robert Versteeg wrote this review Saturday, February 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Every chapter is wonderful reading but the chapter on Heaven is the best I've ever read and earned this book 5 stars and an immediate move to my favorite books list. I will be rereading that chapter many, many times. ”Tricia wrote this review Saturday, November 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Amazing book! However, you MUST devote time and thought to it :)”Miss Pilotte wrote this review Wednesday, August 22, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Beautiful. Brilliant. Honest.
A thought-filled discussion of God the Creator and suffering within the created. ”
“C.S. Lewis' The Problem of Pain was heavy going for me. I found I needed to read it in small portions and then ponder what he had to say. This work is intellectual and complex, but I was comforted that he could explain so fully at least one point that I had always dimly understood: when we are content in the lives we believe we have made for ourselves, we often feel we have no need of God. Only when we've lost much do we decide to rely on our creator. Of course the book has much more to say and he says it unapologetically and with great focus. Lewis' non-fiction calls for re-reading. I'm sure I'll refer to it as a reference in the future.”Leslie H wrote this review Sunday, June 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Reading C.S. Lewis makes me feel so unintelligent--with this book, I started out understanding his intent and arguments but about halfway through the book, I ended up feeling lost. ”Jennifer R wrote this review Sunday, June 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No