Randy is the author of Heaven which has sold over 4 million copies as well as the novel Courageous.Eternity with Kingstone Media is his first graphic novel.
If God Is Good: Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil Randy Alcorn. Multnomah, $24.99 (528p) ISBN 978-1-60142-132-6
The crossover fiction and nonfiction author of the half-million--selling "Heaven" throws down a heavy response to a spate of recent bestselling atheism books. Because the main argument of atheists against the existence of God is suffering in the world, Alcorn lays out a weighty and classically reasoned argument to the problem of suffering in this thoroughly modern book. His biggest trump card is that atheists were hardly the first to ask about suffering and evil. Ancient writers did, and "the fact that the Bible raises the problem of evil gives us full permission to do so." Evil and suffering are addressed in tandem but approached differently. Evil comes from human rebellion or sin, and suffering is a secondary evil brought on by that primary evil. By granting free will to humanity, God allows for an eternal good that humans don't always se