In a deeply personal and academically rigorous journey, Geoffrey E L Bennett returns with a newly revised edition of “Is God Incompetent? A detailed study of meaning in natural calamity, disaster, and disease.”
This profound exploration dives deep into the age-old question of why suffering exists, drawing on Bennett's personal experiences, religious texts, and 21st-century scientific understandings. The book divides its examination into three pivotal sections: a recounting of Bennett’s brushes with inexplicable pain and the ways different religions approach the issue, an analysis of Biblical teachings on suffering and their relevance in today's context, and a look at modern answers derived from geology, science, and medical advancements.
This book's motivation is rooted in Bennett's tragic experiences: a father who was severely burnt during open heart surgery and a wife who suffered brain damage in the operating room. These painful moments catapulted Bennett into a quest to decipher the divine role in human suffering.
Does the presence of natural disasters and the persistence of evil hint at an incompetent deity, or is there a bigger, more nuanced picture awaiting discovery?
With a distinguished educational background, including a Diploma from ANBC with Distinction, London University CRK, and two degrees in English Education, Geoffrey E L Bennett lends both personal insight and academic depth to his work.
For readers grappling with questions of divine intent, spiritual existence, and the profound impact of suffering, “Is God Incompetent?” offers an enlightening journey of discovery.
About the Book
Where do we turn for answers when the universe's unfathomable tragedies touch our lives personally? One man embarks on an intimate quest following two heart-wrenching events - his father's severe burn during critical heart surgery and his wife's debilitating brain loss during another operation. Through pain and questioning, he grapples with a divine conundrum: Is God genuinely compassionate, or does He stand indifferent to human suffering?
In a tripartite journey, readers will:
1. Delve deep into personal narratives of pain, juxtaposed against diverse religious interpretations of suffering.
2. Revisit the ancient wisdom of The Bible, challenging its relevance and solace in today's world.
3. Dive into the 21st-century discourse, where Geology, Modern Science, and Medicine intersect with spirituality, raising questions about the realms of Heaven, Hell, and the essence of God.
Are there answers waiting in the cosmos, or are the questions themselves the key? Dive in and decide for yourself.
About the Author
Geoffrey E L Bennett's dedication to understanding the intersections of faith, suffering, and the human experience is evident in his written works and distinguished career. He has passionately pursued education and understanding in the classroom and the world. Geoffrey's love for swimming, exercising, reading, and writing serves as a testament to his holistic approach to life and learning. He is also the respected author of titles like "Can a Christian Be Gay?" and "Why Does God Not Answer Prayer?". Having served in the Army Medical Service in Malaya, as a Hospital Assistant Chaplain, and as a Department Head in British schools, Bennett brings a wealth of diverse experiences and perspectives to his writings.