The world is good. The world is fallen. The world will be redeemed. Those three sentences summarize the Christian doctrines of Creation, Fall, Redemption. But how do they apply in a world that includes slavery in Sudan, environmental destruction, and natural catastrophes; or to the ordinary Christian trying to make sense of the mystery of existence?.
Philip Yancey is a prolific writer, editor at large of Christianity Today and co-chair of the editorial board for Books and Culture. His most recent book is Prayer and others include Reaching for the Invisible God, What’s So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew.