In light of the recent events in Newtown, CT with the tragic deaths of 20 children and 6 adults, the question of suffering and evil is forefront in our hearts and minds. Books could not hold the chronicles of all the suffering humans have experienced since the dawn of time. As Bart Ehrman, agnostic professor and author of God’s Problem, asks,
We live in a world in which a child dies every five seconds of starvation. Every minute there are twenty-five people who die because they do not have clean water to drink. Every hour 700 people die of malaria. Where is God in all this? 
How can you explain all the misery and suffering in the world if God is truly sovereign and in control of things? Is there an answer to why God allows suffering?