By Richard A. Shenk
"Shenk's e-book belongs firmly within the box of theological responses to evil and discomfort. . . . [It] offers us with a meditation that's philosophically acute, intellectually rigorous, and traditionally knowledgeable. it's also sincere and humble, now not providing a 'solution,' yet a sequence of theological proposals according to a profound mirrored image on Scripture, a deft dealing with of philosophical strategies, and a cautious attention of a good breadth of the Christian theological tradition."
--From the Foreword by means of Simon Oliver
"Understanding God's goal for agony has been a resource of poser for plenty of Christians. This booklet leads the reader down the line of fact among the guardrails of wish and joy."
--Michael Frank Sabo, President, Christian management Institute
"The ask yourself of the Cross is a daring and provocative exploration of the truth of evil and anguish in mild of the nature and reasons of God. . . . it is a Christ-centered and cross-centered thought. it's either philosophically astute and traditionally grounded. yet chiefly, Shenk is biblically formed, pastorally correct, and hope-filled. whereas no longer each person will trust all the pieces of Shenk's inspiration, all will take advantage of attractive with this dialogue of the ability of the go and its position within the conquest of evil and suffering."
--Steven C. Roy, affiliate Professor of Pastoral Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Richard Shenk (PhD, college of Wales, Lampeter) is an accessory Professor at Bethlehem collage and Seminary the place he teaches theology and a pastor at Village Church (both within the neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota).