In spite of the advances made in medical science and technology, today's world is the scene of increasing suffering brought about by the violence of war, social and moral breakdown and the sheer pace of modern life. Yet often it is not until we experience suffering in our own lives that we begin to ask the question: "Why?" Herbert Carson examines this urgent question and suggests thoughtful answers based on a real understanding of the problems. Such issues as the origin of evil, the problem of pain and death, mental and physical handicap, unhappy marriage and depression are examined and many practical lessons drawn. The author avoids a detached or clinical approach. He writes from the warm heart of a pastor familiar with the everyday problems of those encountering suffering.