What Good Is God? Crises, Faith and Resilience


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Rev Dr Roger Abbott and Professor Robert White FRS


In a world where natural disasters are increasingly impacting our lives, this insightful book brings together a variety of voices to discuss how we can respond practically and faithfully to such tragedies.

Consciously making room for the perspectives of survivors, responders, and academics, it provides a multi-layered and compassionate examination of a difficult and often underexplored subject. As we try to make sense of a seemingly chaotic world that features earthquakes, tsunamis, and pandemics, readers will find this unique conversation a truly inspiring resource for thought, prayer, and action.

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“If you read, learn, and inwardly digest both the science and the faith in this book, which earths the theology of suffering in the raw experiences of those who have suffered, then your faith will be more intelligent, your empathy more compassionate and your commitment to act more justly will be more determined.”

The Right Reverend James Jones, KBE, formerly Bishop of Liverpool and Chair of the Independent Hillsborough Panel

“Twenty-four hour news coverage constantly reminds us of the prevalence of disasters across the world and within our own communities. How are we to understand the presence of God in the midst of such disasters? In this book, Roger Abbott and Robert White bring together a series of essays that each seek not only to help us to understand disasters theologically, but also how we can build communities of resilience and hope that can change the world.”

Revd Professor John Swinton, Professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care, School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, King’s College University of Aberdeen

Release Date: 20th November 2020

Publisher: Lion Hudson