About the Author
Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981), minister of Westminster Chapel in London for 30 years, was one of the foremost preachers of his day. His many books have brought profound spiritual encouragement to millions around the world
Does God care about the sin and suffering in the world today? Why doesn't he bring an end to war and violence? When our lives seem shattered by personal tragedy, is there any answer? Is there any place to which we can turn to find hope and peace and true happiness whatever our circumstances? The ringing affirmation of this book is that there is indeed an answer-an answer that is rooted in the reality of God himself, and in what he has done and will do for those who know and love him. Dr. Lloyd-Jones wrote this book at the outbreak of the Second World War to a people on the brink of despair. It's message, however, is universal and remarkably relevant today as we seek to understand the crises of our own times. Yet readers will find that the truth it contains is a help for those in the midst of any tragedy, whether personal or national.
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones does a good job explaining (biblically) why God allows suffering, and in particular why God allows war. This book was not written to answer sceptics, but rather to answer from scripture those who love God, and sincerely want to understand why God allows war.
I thought this book did a great job answering the question.