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As news reports of the horrific December 2004 tsunami in Asia reached the rest of the world, commentators were quick to seize upon the disaster as proof of either God’s power or God’s nonexistence, asking over and over, How could a good and loving God - if such exists - allow such suffering? In The Doors of the Sea, David Bentley Hart speaks at once to those skeptical of Christian faith and to those who use their Christian faith to rationalize senseless human suffering. He calls both to recognize in the worst catastrophes not the providential will of God but rather the ongoing struggle between the rebellious powers that enslave the world and the God who loves it wholly.

©2005 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (P)2018 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

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An interesting short audio book

Does a great job with how Christians should handle tragedy and mourning. I'm not sure why the author intentionally misrepresents Calvin but I do understand the difference in theology between reformed and Orthodox.

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Absolutely Superb

This is a theological and philosophical meditation upon the tsunami which slammed and slashed through islands, property and , most significantly, human lives and faith. Erudite, rich in concepts, historical and literary perspectives and insight, this is well worth listening to and pondering.

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Many things to think about.

This was my first time through the book. I'm sure their will be more. Many things to think about.

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Fantastic narration and content

This was one of my first audible experiences, and it was a very good one. I was worried the long passages in French and Latin (and non-English references to Hindu religion) would really interrupt the narrator, but he was capable in all the languages in addition to English.

As to Hart’a writing, this book was (and remains) the best Christian approach to the problem of evil I have ever read. Definitely worth a credit.

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Hope in the midst of suffering

Hart brings clarity to the question of why there is evil and suffering in the world. He also powerfully shares how God’s love conquers all.

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The best Christian answer to the problem of evil

Hart is a rare treasure. take his words prayfully. this book will make you weep of you take its meaning.

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eh

I never really got the punchline...what was it? Evil is the face of the enemy

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Victor Armstrong

This book is excellent and beautifully read. The author’s compelling message is fully reinforced by Biblical quotations. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and I strongly recommend it to everyone.