• The Problem of Pain

  • By: C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: James Simmons
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (1,190 ratings)

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Publisher's summary

Why must we suffer?

"If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?" And what of the suffering of animals, who neither deserve pain nor can be improved by it? The greatest Christian thinker of our time sets out to disentangle this knotty issue. With his signature wealth of compassion and insight, C. S. Lewis offers answers to these crucial questions and shares his hope and wisdom to help heal a world hungering for a true understanding of human nature.

©1940 C. S. Lewis Ptd. Ltd. (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

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