I would appreciate it greatly if some of you could give me recommendations on books you are familiar with that might be appropriate to give to an agnostic.
My brother has just informed me that the reason he doesn’t go to church any more (for a very long time) is because he can’t believe that a loving God would allow war, famine, injustice, violence, earthquakes, tidal waves, incurable diseases etc. to cause suffering for His creatures.
Being it was Christmas, I didn’t want to get into a protracted discussion, but I pointed out that if there were no suffering, it wouldn’t be much of a test for God to see if His creatures truly loved him, willingly.
I’m sure that there are other reasons that he has for his non-belief. His wife is Lutheran is one reason. Interference with his Sundays would be another one. I practiced that one myself for over 20 years. But I’m back.
I’m sure there are many better arguments that could be made.
I look forward with great interest to your various recommendations.
Thanks in advance.