Traces of God by Diogenes Allen
In this short work, Allen, philosopher and Episcopalian priest, tackles the issue of God and suffering. But fear not! This is no warmed-over theodicy (i.e., justification for the belief in God in a world of suffering and evil), but a compelling argument for how, despite a world of suffering, we can still experience the presence of God in our lives. Allen’s treatment is as entertaining as it is lucid, drawing on a number of literary voices, including Iris Murdoch, CS Lewis, and Dostoyevsky. I’ll be forever in his debt for introducing me to Friedrich Dürrenmatt and Iulia de Beausobre. This is a book I keep close by.