The Problem of Pain
The existence of evils—chief amongst them, pain—will be one of the greatest continual challenges to your faith. If you’re not ready, it will wear you down, break your beliefs, and leave you with nothing.
Pain is the fuel for many an atheist argument—after all, why would a good and loving God allow His children to suffer so greatly, and so often?
Fortunately, C.S. Lewis left us something that can direct us to the right answers.
As a boy, Lewis endured the death of his mother. Later, he witnessed the horrors of war. And finally, he lived through the loss of his beloved wife after finally discovering love as an older man.
Realizing the profound effect that pain has on faith, Lewis wrote “The Problem of Pain” to examine how God could possibly coexist with evil, while still being both good and all-powerful.
We won’t spoil things for you, but Lewis’s arguments will help you deal with your pain in a way that leaves your faith intact. And once you can do this, you can help others do the same, making this one of the most invaluable books you could ever read as a Christian.