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PROLOGUE

-Speeches at center of book deal with some of lives hardest issues
-If God is all-loving and all-powerful how can evil exist in the world?
-How can the wicked prosper if God is just?
-Why do good people suffer and how could God let that happen?

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THEMES OF THE BOOK

-The transcendence of God
-The problem of evil and human suffering
-The question of retribution, friendship, and others
-The point is, how do we talk about God?
-What am I to do when I'm suffering?
-Only in an encounter with God will the tensions of suffering be resolved
ex. tablecloth story

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WHAT AM I TO DO WHEN IM SUFFERING?

-Accept it
-let grief and anger be directed towards God (according to Job)