How Long, O Lord? Second Edition

Reflections on Suffering and Evil
Narrated by: Jim Denison
Length: 11 hrs
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Primarily, How Long, O Lord? is an audiobook of preventative medicine. One of the major causes of devastating grief and confusion among Christians is that our expectations are false. We do not give the subject of evil and suffering the thought it deserves until we ourselves are confronted with tragedy. If by that point our beliefs - not well-thought-out but deeply ingrained - are largely out of step with the God who has disclosed himself in the Bible and supremely in Jesus, then the pain from the personal tragedy may be multiplied many times over as we begin to question the very foundations of our faith.

This clear and accessible treatment of key biblical themes related to human suffering and evil is written by one of the most respected evangelical biblical scholars alive today. Carson brings together a close, careful exposition of key biblical passages with helpful pastoral applications.

©1990, 2006 D. A. Carson (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Worthy of reading again and again

I found this reading to be delightfully dense - worthy of unpacking. Portions can be read or listened to over a cup of coffee but notepaper, laptop and a study Bible are in order to dig in and unpack what D. A. Carson writes. The study questions and reflections following each chapter offer a springboard for further study. I’d love to have access to Carson’s lectures on this subject at Trinity, if he teaches it. There is significant need for more teaching and learning around these topics. The chapter addressing the sovereignty of God is the first one I plan to revisit. It provides foundation to everything else. Understanding the mystery of God’s divine nature provides context to understanding pain and suffering.

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