Randy Alcorn’s book “The Goodness of God” is an amazing description and defense of God’s goodness. It explains how we can see God’s goodness in the world around us, and even reasons why evil make since. It defines the difference between good and evil, the different kinds of suffering. I will highly recommend this book to anyone who ever questions the goodness of God, and probably several others that don’t. I love that this book encourages you to read the Bible, and if (when?) I give it as a gift to a non-believer it would most certainly be accompanied by one.
This short book was a quick, easy read that I thoroughly enjoyed. If I had to change something in this book, the only thing I could come up with would be to change the wording of one sentence in the afterword. The wording could be mistaken for a heretical belief that he obviously didn’t intend. Other than that I would probably declare this a flawless book, and even containing it I think it is a must read.
You can learn more about this book and purchase a copy for yourself at Randy Alcorn's website.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah's program for bloggers (Blogging for Books) in exchange for agreeing to write an honest review.
Target Audience: Everyone. (I personally suggest that if you can’t read English that you have someone read it to you or get a translator.)
Positive Elements: Too many to try to list.
Inappropriate Language: None
Unbiblical Content: Someone could possibly misunderstand one sentence to be a heresy taught by some speakers today. If I didn’t know of their teaching, I would never have thought about it or connected his sentence with the implication that they teach. But if you do know of the heresy, the connection is easy to make, however it is also obvious that he does not believe, and did not intend to imply, that heresy.
Other Negative Elements: None