What's So Great about God: A Reasonable Defense of the Goodness of God in a World Filled with Suffering
For a lot of people, the biggest question about God is not, surprisingly enough, whether He exists. Instead, it is about whether God is truly good. Dinesh D'Souza, in his debates with leading atheists, quickly realized that many of those debates revolved around the question of evil in this world--how God could create a world that allowed such suffering and evil. In What's So Great about God , Dinesh D'Souza takes these questions head-on: Does God act like a tyrant? Is God really responsible for the evil in this world? Why is there suffering in the world? For the first time ever, Dinesh D'Souza approaches this apologetic topic with historical and scientific proof and presents to the reader why God is truly worthy of our worship and love. Previously published in hardcover as Godforsaken.
From the Back Cover Does God really care about us? The biggest question about God is not, surprisingly enough, whether he exists. It's whether he is really as great and good as he is purported to be. In this book, Dinesh D'Souza applies recent scientific discoveries in physics, astrophysics, and biology to the persistent problem of evil. The result is a stunningly new and well-reasoned exploration of why a great and good God can allow so much suffering in this world. Yes, God cares. Investigate the facts for yourself. Praise for What's So Great about God Atheists beware: this book contains incontrovertible evidence of a benevolent and omniscient Creator. -- Eric Metaxas , New York Times bestselling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy Dinesh D'Souza examines the strengths and weaknesses of the historic approaches to the problem of suffering and offers some provocative suggestions based upon more recent ideas of fine-tuning and the Anthropic Principle. The result is a readable and entertaining book. -- Ian Hutchinson, physicist and professor of nuclear science and engineering at MIT In addition to reviewing the classic explorations of this most vexing problem, Dinesh D'Souza adds two provocative contributions: first, the perspective of a man born in India, a land that views suffering very differently from the West; second, an active engagement with the New Atheists, whom he counts as friends. -- Philip Yancey, author of What's So Amazing about Grace?