Of all the shorter books seeking to address suffering, evil, and the sovereignty of God this is the one I will recommend Sooner or later we re all affected by suffering and evil sometimes in horrible ways and we often want to know whyIn this short book, Scott Petty guides us through the Old Testament story of Job a man who suffered excruciating pain and grief without ever knowing why On the way through, Scott deals with some of the common questions people have about suffering and evil Why do bad things happen to Christians Does God cause suffering Is God in control of suffering and evil Like all the Little Black Books, this one gets straight to the point This was a helpful little book, and a quick read finished in less than an hour, and I m a slow reader Addressing the age old question about why God allows suffering in this world, the author mainly draws conclusions from the book of Job In the end, it is still a mystery as to precisely why God allows suffering, but the author makes clear two points 1 that suffering often brings about a refining in the sufferer especifialy if the person draws near to God, and 2 that God is God and it is be This was a helpful little book, and a quick read finished in less than an hour, and I m a slow reader Addressing the age old question about why God allows suffering in this world, the author mainly draws conclusions from the book of Job In the end, it is still a mystery as to precisely why God allows suffering, but the author makes clear two points 1 that suffering often brings about a refining in the sufferer especifialy if the person draws near to God, and 2 that God is God and it is beyond our mind s capacities to fully understand His reasons, but that we can find comfort in the fact that God understands suffering, that we know He is good, and He is in control See my review at See my review at Read my review here Read my review here I registered a book at BookCrossing.com I registered a book at BookCrossing.com