12265 Oracle Boulevard, Suite 200Colorado Springs, Colorado 80921 All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the Holy Bible, New InternationalVersion®. NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved. Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are taken from TheHoly Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good NewsPublishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Scripture quotations marked (MSG) are taken fromThe Message by Eugene H. Peterson. Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002. Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group. All rights reserved. Scripture quotations marked (KJV) aretaken from the King James Version. Scripture quotations marked (NASB) are taken from the New Ameri-can Standard Bible®. © Copyright The Lockman Foundation 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972,1973, 1975, 1977. Used by permission. (www.Lockman.org). Scripture quotations marked (NKJV) aretaken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson Inc. Used by permis-sion. All rights reserved. Scripture quotations marked (NLT) are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Wheaton,Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. Scripture quotations marked (RSV) are taken from the Revised Stan-dard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Educationof the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.Scripture quotations marked (Phillips) are taken from The New Testament in Modern English, RevisedEdition © 1972 by J. B. Phillips. Copyright renewed © 1986, 1988 by Vera M. Phillips. Scripture quota-tions marked (Moffatt) are taken from The Bible: James Moffatt Translation by James A. R. Moffatt.Copyright © 1954 by James A. R. Moffatt. Harper Collins Inc. and Hodder and Stoughton Ltd.
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and its mountain colophon are registered trademarks of Random House Inc.Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Alcorn, Randy C.If God is good : faith in the midst of suffering and evil / Randy Alcorn.—1st ed.p. cm.Includes bibliographical references (p. ).ISBN 978-1-60142-132-6—ISBN 978-1-60142-254-5 (electronic) 1. Theodicy. I. Title.BT160.A42 2009231'.8—dc222009021787Printed in the United States of America 201010 9 8 7 6 5 4S
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