Michael Baughen believes the biggest block against facing up to real Christianity is suffering and this book is a comprehensive and very sensitive look at the whole issue, split into the why of questioning the God of love and tackling a number of the questions thrown at Christians about suffering and the how of knowing Him and how to prepare for and handle suffering. Michael Baughen approaches these questions in a very balanced way, always seeking to point the reader to the cross of Christ and the love of God. He doesn t try to placate or give trite answers. Interesting and thought-provoking this is a book for those who are struggling to understand and who have big questions. Such people are likely to come away challenged and hopefully, heartened with regard to God s use of suffering in the lives of His broken people.