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The conclusion to Bob Cornwall’s review essay…

“One thing to remember is that when Tom offers this five-point response to the problem of evil, it’s an all-or-nothing proposition. If you pull out one of the pieces, it won’t hold together. At the same time what he offers us is rooted in Scripture and Christian theology. This book is more than anything an invitation to understand and embrace “the power of God’s uncontrolling love [which] is a relentless but noncoercive force empowering us and all creation” (p. 183).  In that regard it is well-written and most importantly, considering the audience, accessible. Tom knows how to write for scholars. He also knows how to speak to non-academic audience (he spoke to my congregation and connected quite well with them). It is deeply theological, but he conveys his message making use of stories that carry the message forward, stories of lives touched by suffering and even evil, but lives that have been transformed by the message of God’s uncontrolling love. As for me, as a reviewer, I give my full recommendation to the book, even with its title! “

http://www.bobcornwall.com/2019/01/god-cant-thomas-jay-oord-review.html?platform=hootsuite