Michael Baughen believes the biggest block against facing up to 'real' Christianity is suffering. 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.