The Problem of Pain, C.S. Lewis
In this elegant and thoughtful work, Lewis questions the pain and suffering that occur everyday and how this contrasts with the notion of a God that is both omnipotent and good.
For centuries Christians have been tormented by one question above all - “If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?” C. S. Lewis sets out to disentangle this knotty issue, but wisely adds that in the end no intellectual solution can dispense with the necessity for patience and courage.
This book is paperback and is recommended reading for Hillsdale's free online course, "C.S. Lewis on Christianity"