"If you are looking for one book to make sense of the problem of
evil, this book is for you."
Grasping This Truth Will
Change Your View of God Forever
If God is good and all-powerful, why doesn't He put a stop to the evil in this world? Christians and non-Christians alike struggle with the concept of a loving God who allows widespread suffering in this life and never-ending punishment in hell. We wrestle with questions such as...
But what if the real problem doesn't start with God...but with
Clay Jones, a professor of Christian apologetics at Biola University, examines what Scripture truly says about the nature of evil and why God allows it. Along the way, he'll help you discover the contrasting abundance of God's grace, the overwhelming joy of heaven, and the extraordinary destiny of believers.
"Insightful and engaging—here's a masterful treatment of a
difficult and controversial issue by my friend Clay Jones. Readers
will benefit greatly from his thoughtful analysis of a topic that
has troubled many through the centuries. Read it with a pen in hand
to underline the nuggets of wisdom!"
—Lee Strobel, Professor of Christian Thought, Houston Baptist University
"I have read a number of books on the problem of evil, but this
is one of the very best yet produced. Professor Clay Jones
fearlessly and deftly addresses all the hard questions head-on with
rational responses to them. There is no ducking of issues.
Moreover, Jones skillfully weaves theology, biblical studies, and
philosophy into a coherent, well-integrated book that is suited for
both the scholar and the layperson. I highly recommend
—J.P. Moreland, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University; author of The Soul: How We Know It's Real and Why It Matters
"Dr. Clay Jones doesn't shy away from tough subjects.
Instead, he tackles them with honesty, diligence, and resolve. In
Why Does God Allow Evil? he engages one of the most
difficult questions facing believers and skeptics alike. His
treatment is God-honoring, straightforward, and accessible. If
you're looking for a resource that acknowledges the severity of
evil and the gravity of sin while taking the justice and grace of
God seriously, get this book!"
—J. Warner Wallace, senior fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at Biola, author of Cold-Case Christianity
Clay Jones (DMin) is an associate professor of Christian apologetics at Biola University and the chairman of the board for Ratio Christi, an international university apologetics ministry. Previously he hosted the nationally syndicated talk radio program Contend for Truth and served on the pastoral staff of two large churches. Clay and his wife, Jean E., live in Southern California.