This season at Servants of Grace, we’ve been discussing suffering and justice, and what that means in light of God’s sovereignty. In our world today, many people have a skewed view of what justice is and God’s role in bringing that about. So many people are also confused as to how our suffering fits into a universe where God is sovereign over everything. With this issue of Theology for Life Magazine, it was our hope that readers would grow, not only in their understanding of how God’s love and justice are not opposites, but work together in all things. If you’ve found this subject interesting and want to study the issue further, please check out the recommended reading list below. These books are at the top of this genre in both excellence and readability.
- Hope When It Hurts: Biblical Reflections to Help You Grasp God’s Purpose in Your Suffering by Kristen Wetherell and Sarah Walton
- Suffering and the Sovereignty of God edited by John Piper
- Christians Get Depressed Too by David Murray
- Tempted and Tried by Russell Moore
- The Freedom of the Will by Jonathan Edwards (1754)
- The Doctrine of God by John Frame (P&R, 2002)
- How Long, O Lord: Reflections on Suffering and Evil by D. A. Carson (Baker Academic, 2006)
- A God Entranced Vision of All Things: The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards edited by John Piper and Justin Taylor (Crossway, 2008)
- Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J.I Packer
- The Sovereignty of God by A.W. Pink
For more information on this subject, you can also check out http://servantsofgrace.org to view our many articles.
Sarah Jenkins Design Coordinator and Editor of Theology for Life Magazine