Christians cannot give into the temptation to explain suffering away-- as a growth experience, or as punishment for sin, or otherwise. Wolterstorff writes this book while grieving the loss of his son in a tragic climbing accident. His faith in God and his loss-- "I cannot fit these pieces together. I am at a loss." Yet faith remains.
I first ran into the name Sheldon Vanauken when reading The Collected Letters of C S Lewis a few years ago. Intent on reading everything I could by Lewis, I was glad to hear that I wasn't completely finished when I reached the end of his novels. Several of the letters in that tome were... Continue Reading →