Unspeakable: Facing Up to the Challenge of Evil

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Paperback. Pub Date: 2006 Pages: 256 in Publisher: HarperOne We are still surprised by evil. From Auschwitz to the events of September 11 we have been shocked into recognizing the startling capacity for evil within the human heart. We now know 911 revealed that our country was unprepared in terms of national security. but it also showed we were intellectually and morally unprepared to deal with such a barbaric act. Our language to describe evil and our ethical will to resist it have grown uncertain and confused. Many who speak unabashedly of evil are dismissed as simplistic. old-fashioned. and out of tune with the realities of modern life. Yet we must have some kind of language ...

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"Both a personal and a political book . It will stimulate discussion and reflection and is worth reading." -- Library Journal

Guinness offers a brilliant map to help us navigate and confront the difficult landscape of modern life, and modern evil. --Rome J. Hartman, producer, CBS News "60 Minutes"

"[L]aced with compelling, heart-wrenching and illuminating stories..."--Presbyterians Today

"Both a personal and a political book ... It will stimulate discussion and reflection and is worth reading..."--Library Journal

"This book makes a compelling case for faith, and courage, in the face of evil's dark reality."--Publishers Weekly

"Guinness's incisive analyses gives us hope of being able to deal with evil. A great accomplishment!"--Dallas Willard, Professor of Philosophy, University of Southern California and author of The Divine Conspiracy

"A 'must read' for anyone who wishes to explore the most fundamental questions confronting us all."--Baroness Caroline Cox, Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, president of Christian Solidarity Worldwide and a celebrated human rights activist

"Guinness offers a brilliant 'map' to help us navigate and confront the difficult landscape of modern life, and modern evil."--Rome J. Hartman, producer, CBS News "60 Minutes"

"An important book for anyone who doubts the existence of human evil or who has lost faith because of it."--Peggy Wehmeyer, former religion reporter for ABC News, and host and managing editor, The World Vision Report

"A brutally honest inquiry into the darkest realities of human history...a journey that leads back to ourselves."--James Davison Hunter, Labrosse-Levinson Distinguished Professor of Religion, Culture and Social Theory, University of Virginia

."..[Guinness] leaves the readers with a sense of hope, highlighting the importance of individual calling."--Christian Retailing

"Guinness eloquently draws the distinction between evil and suffering, then exhorts us to recognize that evil lies within our hearts."--Booklist

..".[Guinness] leaves the readers with a sense of hope, highlighting the importance of individual calling."--Christian Retailing

A must read for anyone who wishes to explore the most fundamental questions confronting us all. --Baroness Caroline Cox, Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, president of Christian Solidarity Worldwide and a celebrated human rights activist"

An important book for anyone who doubts the existence of human evil or who has lost faith because of it. --Peggy Wehmeyer, former religion reporter for ABC News, and host and managing editor, The World Vision Report"

Guinness s incisive analyses gives us hope of being able to deal with evil. A great accomplishment! --Dallas Willard, Professor of Philosophy, University of Southern California and author of The Divine Conspiracy"

A brutally honest inquiry into the darkest realities of human history...a journey that leads back to ourselves. --James Davison Hunter, Labrosse-Levinson Distinguished Professor of Religion, Culture and Social Theory, University of Virginia"

This book makes a compelling case for faith, and courage, in the face of evil s dark reality. --Publishers Weekly"

Guinness eloquently draws the distinction between evil and suffering, then exhorts us to recognize that evil lies within our hearts. --Booklist"

Both a personal and a political book It will stimulate discussion and reflection and is worth reading --Library Journal"

...[Guinness] leaves the readers with a sense of hope, highlighting the importance of individual calling. --Christian Retailing"

[L]aced with compelling, heart-wrenching and illuminating stories... --Presbyterians Today"

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There are no words to express the pain, anguish, and despair that sear the human heart in the face of suffering. From wars to car accidents, birth defects to genocide, the realities of life on earth are sometimes...unspeakable. Yet, no matter how hard we try to avoid or ignore these tragedies, they are facts of life that we must face. In "Unspeakable", now available in paperback, leading public intellectual Os Guinness guides us through an exploration of evil and suffering, seeking to illuminate the nagging questions of the inhumanity of humanity as well as the place of God in human suffering. This honest and thoughtful exploration provides a roadmap to help us think through evil intelligently and respond to it courageously.

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