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Books with title The Problem of Pain

  • The Problem of Pain

    C. S. Lewis, Simon Vance, Blackstone Audio, Inc.

    Audible Audiobook (Blackstone Audio, Inc., May 13, 2005)
    For centuries Christians have been tormented by one question above all, "If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?" C.S. Lewis sets out to disentangle this knotty issue, but wisely adds that in the end no intellectual solution can dispense with the necessity for patience and courage.
  • The Problem of Pain

    C. S. Lewis

    Paperback (HarperOne, April 28, 2015)
    In The Problem of Pain, C.S. Lewis, one of the most renowned Christian authors and thinkers, examines a universally applicable question within the human condition: “If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?” 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.
  • The Problem of Pain

    C. S. Lewis

    eBook (HarperOne, May 28, 2009)
    In The Problem of Pain, C.S. Lewis, one of the most renowned Christian authors and thinkers, examines a universally applicable question within the human condition: “If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?” 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.
  • The Panda Problem

    Deborah Underwood, Hannah Marks

    Hardcover (Dial Books, April 2, 2019)
    The critically adored, New York Times bestselling Deborah Underwood delights with a hilariously meta celebration of storytelling out of control.Every story needs a problem.But Panda doesn't have a problem.Unless . . . Panda is the problem.The New York Times bestselling author of Here Comes the Easter Cat and The Quiet Book loses control of the narrative in the funniest, most exuberant, most kid-delighting way in this adventurous ode to what makes a story--and what makes a story great."Highly entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny."--Kirkus"Supremely silly."--Publishers Weekly"Excellent...Cute, cute book."--School Library Connection"Entertaining...humorous." --BCCB"Kid-friendly...visually appealing...cheeky...adorable."--The Horn Book"Hilarious, inventive...A joyful read aloud." --SLJ, The Classroom Bookshelf
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  • The Problem of Pain

    C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis

    eBook
    Lewis's first book of theology: an examination of physical pain and mental suffering, and their place in the universe.The Problem of Pain is a 1940 book on the problem of evil by C. S. Lewis, in which Lewis argues that human pain, animal pain, and hell are not sufficient reasons to reject belief in a good and powerful God.Lewis summarizes the problem of evil like this: "If God were good, He would make His creatures perfectly happy, and if He were almighty He would be able to do what he wished. But the creatures are not happy. Therefore God lacks either goodness, or power, or both."[1] His partial theodicy addresses human suffering and sinfulness, animal suffering, and the problem of hell, and seeks to reconcile these with the Christian belief in a just, loving, and all-powerful God.
  • The Problem of Pain

    C.S. Lewis

    Paperback (Harpercollins Pub Ltd, Jan. 31, 2002)
    Beutifully repackaged as part of the C.S. Lewis Signature Classic Range, Lewis addresses the question which tortures every generation -- Why must we suffer? For centuries people have been tormented by one question above all -- '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.
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  • The Problem of Pain

    C. S. Lewis

    Mass Market Paperback (MacMillan, March 15, 1976)
    the intellectual problem raised by human suffering, examined with sympathy and realism
  • The Problem of Pain

    C. S. Lewis

    Paperback (Fount, March 15, 1977)
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  • The Problem of Pain

    C. S. Lewis

    Audio CD (Blackstone Audio, Aug. 15, 2006)
    [Read by Robert Whitfield -aka- Simon Vance] For centuries, Christians have been tormented by one question above all: ''If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?'' Is there justice or wisdom to be won by suffering, or some reward beyond understanding? And what of the suffering of animals, which neither deserve pain nor can be improved by it? Is the quantity and variety of suffering in the world inconsistent with, or evidence against, an omnipotent and perfectly loving God? The greatest Christian thinker of all 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, free will, and the will of the Divine.
  • The Problem of Pain

    C.S. LEWIS

    Hardcover (Macmillan, March 15, 1943)
    Hardcover, no dust jacket. Pencil underlining throughout. Boards are edge chipped and scuffed.
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  • The Problem of Pain

    C. S. Lewis

    Paperback (HarperOne, March 15, 1996)
    C. S. Lewis' thought-provoking essays on the timeless problem: Why do bad things happen to good people. Includes a well-reasoned speculation on whether animals go to heaven (yes, he supposes, some do, since they contribute to our happiness).
  • The Problem of Pain

    C. S Lewis

    Hardcover (The Macmillan company, March 15, 1944)
    The Problem of Pain answers the universal question, "Why would an all-loving, all-knowing God allow people to experience pain and suffering?" Master Christian apologist C.S. Lewis asserts that pain is a problem because our finite, human minds selfishly believe that pain-free lives would prove that God loves us. In truth, by asking for this, we want God to love us less, not more than he does. "Love, in its own nature, demands the perfecting of the beloved; that the mere 'kindness' which tolerates anything except suffering in its object is, in that respect at the opposite pole from Love." In addressing "Divine Omnipotence," "Human Wickedness," "Human Pain," and "Heaven," Lewis succeeds in lifting the reader from his frame of reference by artfully capitulating these topics into a conversational tone, which makes his assertions easy to swallow and even easier to digest. Lewis is straightforward in aim as well as honest about his impediments, saying, "I am not arguing that pain is not painful. Pain hurts. I am only trying to show that the old Christian doctrine that being made perfect through suffering is not incredible. To prove it palatable is beyond my design." The mind is expanded, God is magnified, and the reader is reminded that he is not the center of the universe as Lewis carefully rolls through the dissertation that suffering is God's will in preparing the believer for heaven and for the full weight of glory that awaits him there. While many of us naively wish that God had designed a "less glorious and less arduous destiny" for his children, the fortune lies in Lewis's inclination to set us straight with his charming wit and pious mind. --Jill Heatherly