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“Oord has done it again. He has treated the complex and longstanding problem of theodicy in an incredibly accessible way: using gripping stories, relevant discussion points, and questions to consider—all with a compassionate and honest writing style. He speaks from a rare place of both pastoral sensitivity and theological depth. Above all, Oord’s theological proposal offers individuals a new sense for the place and activity of God in a world were tragedy continues to befall. This is a relational vision of a God of uncontrolling love and prevenient possibility in collaboration with a world of freedom and creativity. Oord’s vision is biblically grounded and consistent with the central claims of Christian faith. He takes the issue of theodicy seriously and is not afraid to offer a bold theological approach. After considering all that the book provokes with respect to evil, suffering, and God, he rightly stresses that one cannot forget their own essential role. Indeed, readers conclude the book with a sobering sense that can only emerge from taking the claim that “God is love” seriously. God can’t, but you can. The universe is through and through relational, interdependent, collaborative, and open-ended. The sooner we realize this, the sooner we will stop protesting against the God who didn’t stop evil and start collaborating with the God who in every moment is trying to do so.”

–Andrew M. Davis

How I Found God in Everyone and Everywhere: An Anthology of Spiritual Memoirs