The Goodness of God

Assurance of Purpose in the Midst of Suffering

Christian - Devotion/Study
128 Pages
Reviewed on 08/27/2010
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Reviewed by Tammy G. for Readers' Favorite

I love the subtitle to the book, "The Goodness of God---Assurance of Purpose in the Midst of Suffering". If you haven't read Randy Alcorn's books then this is a great time to start and you don't even have to be going through a trial to read and glean from his books.

In true "Alcorn fashion", Randy gently, but effectively, teaches through his writings about God's goodness. I love chapter 7 - 'God's Control Our Freedom'. How many times do see those two words together?

Control AND Freedom? This chapter allowed me to "see" how letting God control my life brings freedom to me! Wonderful inspiration!

One of my mom's favorite comebacks to people who ask, "Why me?", when something bad happens to them, is to respond with, "If we ask 'Why me?' when something unfortunate happens we also have to ask 'Why me?' when we are blessed above measure." And that is what Randy Alcorn impresses me with in this book "The Goodness of God" . . . here's a quote from page 65, "If you've lived long enough, if enough time has passed since some of those "worst things" happened to you, you'll certainly find an overlap. . . Because God is both loving and sovereign. Our lists provided persuasive proof that while evil and suffering are not good, God can use them to accomplish immeasurable good. . . We can trust that God has a purpose for whatever he does and whatever he permits."

This book was a joy to read! Thanks, Randy Alcorn, for your insightful writings.