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Book Review: Answering the Toughest Questions About Suffering and Evil

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Answering the Toughest Questions About Suffering and Evil, the second in a series, is a book of basic Christian answers to the question of evil and suffering. With short sections and thoughtful review questions for critical thinking, this book can be used in a small group setting. Although authors Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz talk about weighty issues, this is not a heavy-topic book, making it great for those who want an introductory glimpse into the questions and answers to the problem of evil.


The beginning of the book focuses on Christian "approaches rather than answers" -- as well as the atheist arguments against God's existence -- concerning the problem of evil.
The book then discusses an age-old question poised by the prophet Habakkuk: "How long must I call for help? Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?" And God’s answer: “The just shall live by faith.”
But the book doesn't leave the answer on faith alone; it goes on to di…