I’ve only just received this book and started flipping through it, but I would not be surprised if Tim Keller’s latest book Walking with God through Pain and Suffering receives as wide a readership as The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism. The publisher writes, “Walking with God through Pain and Suffering is the definitive Christian book on why bad things happen and how we should respond to them.” And Keller writes “at the heart of why people disbelieve and believe in God, of why people decline and grow in character, of how God becomes less real and more real to us–is suffering.”
This is a meaty, 16-chapter, 356 page book, and the Table of Contents looks outstanding. Since the “Look Inside” feature doesn’t seem operational yet on Amazon, I’ll just tell you. The book is divided into three parts: Understanding the Furnace, Facing the Furnace, and Walking with God in the Furnace. The chapters in part one: The Cultures of Suffering, The Victory of Christianity, The Challenge to the Secular, The Problem of Evil. The chapters in part two: The Challenge to Faith, The Sovereignty of God, The Suffering of God, The Reason for Suffering, Learning to Walk, The Varieties of Suffering. The chapters in part three: Walking, Weeping, Trusting, Praying, Thinking, Thanking, Loving, and Hoping.
Here are a couple of promo videos: