I really enjoy T. Lee Baumann's work. As a doctor, he's a man of science and someone who searches outside of science for the answers to the important questions, like where do we go after death, what is light, and who is God and why do bad things happen on his watch.
In The Search for Divine Justice, Baumann tries to answer questions that have plagued mankind for our entire existence. If God is all love, and watches every sparrow, then how can he let our children die? How can he let children be born less than perfect and suffer their whole lives for it. Does God enjoy our suffering? Or is this the price of free will, which still doesn't answer the questions sufficiently. We may have free will, but why do some people start off with great parents-looks-and talent, while others are born with little or nothing and no chance of life getting any better?
Chapter by chapter, Baumann tries to answer, chapter by chapter, these same questions. He studies each religion, he goes through natural disasters, and why bad things happen to good people. He gives us the history of Karma and Reincarnation to a very satisfying degree.
Baumann talks about incomprehensible evil and mentions Hitler, but was I was disappointed that he didn't mention Stalin who killed his own people and 2-3 times as many as Hitler, and the fact that we were on the side of the greater evil during WWII.
If you know anyone struggling with religion--someone who's questioning why God lets bad things happen to those he supposedly loves, then this a very good comprehensive study of the subject. Baumann treats each religion fairly, siting passages from the holy books of many of them giving the reader space to draw their own conclusions.
A modern day philosopher, Baumann gives his ideas clearly in a way that's easy to understand that for me is the hallmark of someone who knows their subject intimately.