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Book review: Where is God in all the Suffering?

Suffering and evil affect us all, both at a general level, as we look at a world filled with injustice, natural disasters and poverty, and at a personal level, as we experience grief, pain and unfairness. And how we think about and process the reality of pain is at the heart of why many people reject God.

Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing is no stranger to pain and gives a heartfelt yet academically rigorous examination of how different belief systems deal with the problem of pain. She explains the unique answer that is found in Christ and how he can give us hope in the reality of suffering.

This empathetic, easy-to-read and powerful evangelistic book is good for both unbelievers and believers alike. It will help those hoping to answer one of life’s biggest questions as well as those who are either suffering personally or comforting others.


Many assume that suffering in the world proves that God is simply not real, especially when we consider severe suffering. Amy, in her candid, open-hearted, intellectually rigorous and beautifully written book, shows that the very opposite is true. She tackles some of the very worst forms of suffering that we face, and shows that even in the deepest, darkest, most depraved recesses of our world, the case for a loving God still stands.


You can order this book from the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland Shop by clicking here.


Review by Robin Fairbairn.

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