If God, Why Evil?

A New Way to Think About the Question

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Where Did Evil Come From? And Why Doesn't God Do Something About It?

The problem of evil is perhaps the most difficult question the Christian must face. If God is good and all-powerful, why is there suffering in the world? Can't God put an end to murder, rape, and starvation? What about earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis? Why couldn't a perfect God have made a perfect world?

In this concise but thorough book, Dr. Norman Geisler carefully answers these tough questions, using step-by-step explanations and compelling examples. He walks the reader through time-tested answers but also provides a new approach revolving around whether or not this world is the "best of all possible worlds." All this adds up to comforting news for believers: we can rest assured that God is both loving and all-powerful.

An Outreach Magazine 2011 Resource of the Year (Apologetics)


"Solid, insightful answers to difficult and intriguing questions that only Geisler could do. A must-read."
--Josh D. McDowell, Author/speaker, Campus Crusade for Christ

"Norm Geisler has made a marked impact on the study of apologetics, contending for the remarkable gift of faith with which God has blessed His creation. Tackling one of the most misunderstood realities--evil in the world--Norm has shed the light of God's Word in a clear and unmistakable way in helping the human mind to rejoice in the vastness of God's love that will ultimately overcome evil victoriously. Your heart will be greatly enlightened and comforted as you read If God, Why Evil?"
--Franklin Graham, President and CEO, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Samaritan's Purse

"This small book by Norman Geisler concisely answers the big questions on the problem of evil. It is a "crash course" that dispels confusion and brings clarity to this much-debated topic. Highly recommended!"
--Dr. Ron Rhodes, President, Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries

"This is classic Geisler--brilliant, incisive, succinct, convincing. He is one of the great defenders of Christianity."
--Lee Strobel, author, The Case for Christ and The Case for the Real Jesus

"For more than five decades, Norm Geisler has been an incredible blessing to the church, addressing and treating virtually every major issue in the philosophy of religion. In this volume, he wades into one of his favorite subjects--the problem of evil. He faces squarely the major objections from a variety of angles and provides a wide range of concise responses that are both profound and satisfying. Readers will encounter countless gems that make this volume a real treasure. I recommend it highly."
--Gary R. Habermas, Distinguished Research Professor, Liberty University and Theological Seminary

"No one deals as effectively with the philosophical problem of evil as does Norm Geisler. If God, Why Evil? is scholarship made readable for every thinking Christian. As usual, Geisler is succinct, profound, and fun all at the same moment."
--Paige Patterson, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

The Author

  1. Norman L. Geisler

    Norman L. Geisler

    Norman L. Geisler (1932-2019) taught at top evangelical colleges and seminaries for over fifty years and was distinguished professor of apologetics and theology at Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California. He wrote nearly eighty books, including...

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