Mike Aquilina, EWTN host and author of over 70 published books
Why would a good and all-powerful God allow us to endure suffering and evil? There is no greater challenge to faith―no unbelievers question more urgent―and perhaps no contemporary response more persuasive than Steve Hemlers. This is essential reading for modern apologists. It is rewarding reading for anyone who has suffered or shared another persons suffering.
Karlo Broussard, Catholic Answers Staff Apologist and Speaker, author of Purgatory Is For Real: Good News About the Afterlife for Those Who Arent Perfect Yet
Its one thing to articulate the philosophical basis of the age-old argument from Augustine and Aquinas that God permits evil only to bring about a greater good. Its another to complement such philosophical evidence with empirical evidence that God does in fact do that in the lives of ordinary people like you and me. In this book, Steve Hemler does just that and provides the one-two punch of philosophy and testimonials in addressing the problem of evil.
Matt Nelson, Assistant Director of the Word on Fire Institute and author of Just Whatever: How to Help the Spiritually Indifferent Find Beliefs that Really Matter
Though it is one of the oldest objections against the existence of a loving God, the problem of evil still remains among the most formidable obstacles to Christian faith. Intertwining personal narrative with logical argument, Steve Hemler artfully demonstrates how we can make sense of God in a world that knows the existence of pain and evil all too well.
Rose Sweet, Catholic author, speaker, and Life Coach
Who doesnt love a compelling, inspiring story, especially one with a divine twist at the end? Steve does a masterful job of revealing the gifts that rise up from some of the most evil, painful, and personal sufferings of people just like you and me. I will definitely recommend this book to all my coaching clients who struggle with the brokenness of their lives and the question, "Why."
Rev. Michael Foley is Pastor of Our Lady of the Woods Parish in Orland Park, Illinois, and author of Walk Humbly With Your God
Steve Hemler presents a well articulated exploration of the mystery of suffering in our lives. This book explores both events within nature and through human intervention which cause suffering in this world. He does so with sound Catholic theology and real life human experiences. This thoughtful book can assist those who are wrestling with the question of human suffering both within their lives and those they love, as well as those who simply want a more thoughtful explanation of this topic.