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God's Solution to Human Pain

by Joseph B. Onyango Okello



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/20/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781449703196
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781449703202
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781449703189

About the Book

Without question, our world is filled with misery and pain. We somehow know and feel that something is terribly wrong with it. We have an idea of the kind of world we believe we should have. But we seem to believe that the world we live in falls short of this ideal world. The fact that we experience snippets of happiness and, sometimes, pleasure makes us wonder why the world we live in cannot be filled with happiness through and through. Hence we feel that something is missing. The contention of this book is fairly straightforward, though perhaps not simple, and it is this: there is nothing good here on earth for which heaven does not have a better substitute of infinite proportions. Whether we desire greatness, beauty, holiness, healing, or answers to questions of ultimate concern, heaven will fulfill them completely. The aim is not only to help the believer to look forward to a glorious end of this life and a glorious beginning of a new one, but also to enable him or her to live a meaningful life here on earth in spite of the reality of pain. If this conclusion can help a suffering saint to bravely face his or her hour of trial, then this book will have accomplished its purpose.

About the Author

Joseph B. Onyango Okello is a visiting professor of philosophy of religion at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is also the pastor of Duncan Chapel, Jimtown United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky. He is the author of Revisiting God: A Commonsense Approach to Theism and The Case for Miracles: A Defense of God’s Action in the World. He completed two degrees at the University of Kentucky: a master of arts and a PhD, both of them in philosophy. Joseph is also a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary, where he earned two degrees: a master of divinity and a Master of Arts in Church Music. Joseph and his wife, Sophie, live in Nicholasville, Kentucky.