The Problem of Pain book by C.S LEWIS review

“Why must we suffer? If there is an all-powerful God, Why does He allow suffering and pain? Why do animals or children suffer? ”

There are questions which has been  seen on the cover and back of the book. I did not buy this book to find the solution of pain in our world. I bought this book to understand why there is a pain in such a beautiful world. If God is so beautiful why we see the face of ugly things inside and outside of the our life. The problem of pain book is classic and heavy written well. Some phrases you need to read again to understand what does this mean really. He starts with divine omnipotence and divine goodness than talks about human wickedness followed by the fall of men.  Human pain has been explained well in two chapters and than with a short explanation about the hell. He gave one chapter to animal pain than finishes with heaven chapter.

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” I do not think it is our fault that we cannot tell the real truth about ourselves; the persistent, life long, inner murmur of spite, jealousy, prurience, greed and self-complacence, simply will not go into words. ”

“… We must learn to walk before we run ”

” The guilt is washed out not by time but by  repentance and the blood of Christ: if we have repented these early sins we should remember the price of our forgiveness and be humble.”

[ Human Wickedness chapter 53-55 pgs ]

This book is a real treasure  in your library indeed. It is worth to read it again and again. Although you find out that the vocabulary of the book is a bit old but this is not going to put it less in anyway at all but it helps the readers to go in depth of the meaning of what he is trying to tell.

C.S Lewis continues ”  What is good in any painful experience is, for the sufferer, his submission to the will of God..”

As the problem of pain book has been written on October 18 1940 impacted millions people’s life. C.S Lewis wrote more than 30 books. Learn more about his here.

My suggestion is to read this book. Learn about the new way of living as he mentioned. The room of improvement is vast and long. There is something beautiful that Lewis going to teach in this book. Find it. As I said earlier there is no solution – all of us living in the falling world. There is no way to escape that. But there is a cure how to face it. By the Blood of lamb Jesus Christ. Lewis knew that the only way to understand all suffering we are bearing right now is to reach in His loving presence.

There are 1483 reviews on GoodReads for this book the rate is 4.08.

The chapters are clear and transferred the message with clarity.

Words and phrases are reads beautifully.

Right chapters

starts and ends well. 

My rate is 4.8 for this book.

 

 

 

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

 

 

Ice Cream| Belief | Faith

Ice Cream!

Hot Hot Hot , I think i am boiling now!

Because is summer and very hot here and I really like ice cream + cone + choc .

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I bought three of this in McDonald a few days ago , and i was alone in car , i do not know what i thought and how can i keep three soft cone and drive ! Although home was about 1 kilometer away . Do not ask me! three traffic light , all three was red ! and the soft cones was melting like candle and turning to milk and all my dress was milky ,. By the time i arrived my car was a mess. I know! Do not tell me.

Okay.. anyway


Belief! 

It was maybe many years ago . I had an conversation with one of my old friend about the Spirit and the paradise and the hell. After many hours and talking about different aspect of the spirit we could not reach to any point . My friend was a Muslim friend which i really respect Him in any way.  But He opened his mouth as said : ” I am an atheist “. I thought he is Muslim but he was an atheist.  because he did not believe to any . He said everything would be finished in here. I talked to Him and with love about what i believe and experience but he was staying on his words firmly.

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You may have many people in your life which they basically do not believe in anything. They will not believe to simple framework our belief! When you think about this , you say how come this people even live ! do they have any hope?

So , Yes they do have hope , but not the hope we have , they have hope to seen things , but we do hope to unseen things. We believe to a new world that God will provide for his lovers. We believe in spirit . Oh Yes we believe in heaven and hell.


Faith !

Sometime my Faith get lose and needed to remind myself time by time that God is in control , even in healthy time which would help me in crisis. There are many story in the Bible. But last night i was reading the faith of a Centurion. I was amazed . I was overwhelmed by this believe . I said God. Of Father , create in me this kind of Faith which i can only say and your will be done. The reason i am lacking today is because of faith . My faith need to be increase . About a year ago i was in a prayer meeting and a person prophesied over me and said : ” Your Faith is going to be increased “. This is Faith can calm the storm . This is Faith can clear the way and rescue us from this flesh world. When Noah was building the Ark , no one believed in Him, but according to His experience and believe , he has faith in God even if no one could believe in Noah. But He had Faith. َ

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Abraham had Faith in God. The Centurion had Faith in God. The paralyzed had Faith in God. Paul had Faith . Mother Teresa had Faith . Martin Luther King had Faith. C.S Lewis had Faith( Later on).

“But without Faith it is impossible to please him”. If you want to restore your Faith In Him , You need simply put the earthly things away and have more time to spend with God and ask Him that God please restore in me a new heart to know you more. May most of us getting cold and /or repeating the same everyday and it seems a little bored. This is back to us , because a really healthy relationship is never bored. It is same as any relationship. Are you investing more in this?   Others tried many many years they have never been bored. They have been people ( ordinary one) like us.

Faith is the heart of our life. It is a MUST have for our soul.

Hebrews 12:2 says Jesus the author and finisher of our FAITH. 

Walk by Faith not by Sight. In hard times , In easy times.

Oh i have a lot to write for you. but let me leave it for next time. Hold what you believe and maintain your Faith in Jesus Christ that will be a benefit in you.Thank Jesus will say ” “Truly, I tell you, with no one in my nation have I found such faith.”

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

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