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Divine Dilemma

Wrestling with the Question of a Loving God in a Fallen World

Written by Ken Ham
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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dimensions: 5" x 7"
  • Length: 224 pages
  • Ages: Teens – Adults
  • Publisher: Master Books
  • Published: 2023
  • SKU: 10-2-548
  • ISBN: 9781683443551
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How can we understand death, disease, and suffering in light of the Bible’s teaching that our Creator God is loving? Ken Ham confronts this topic head-on. There really are answers that give the peace we need.


Why do death, disease, and suffering exist in this world if there is a loving God?

Secularists often use the existence of death and suffering to mock belief in a loving Creator God, and Christians can also find it to be a terrible dilemma. Is God truly loving, as the Bible says? And if he is, why does he allow death, disease, and suffering to continue in this world—for both Christians and unbelievers? Is death the end? Is it okay for Christians to struggle with these questions and the emotions they evoke?

This is one of the most common and earnest questions asked of Ken Ham, and he deals with the issue directly yet sensitively. Using personal examples from within his own family, Ken opens up about his experiences grappling with this difficult topic and shares the ultimate solution found in God’s Word.

This unique book explores the following topics:

  • The Right Question
  • The Big Picture
  • Making Sense of Suffering
  • Isn’t This All Very Unfair?
  • Why Doesn’t He Heal?
  • Beyond the Grave
  • Beauty from Ashes
  • The Vantage Point of Time
  • Bowing the Knee
  • Between Now and Then
  • From Genesis to Revelation
  • Jesus Wept
  • Life or Death
  • The Last “Goodbye”
  • Memorials

“In this book, I relate a true account of life, suffering, and death. I open myself up, sharing my own struggles and the emotional trauma of dealing with this issue. You will feel the struggle and perhaps identify with it. But there really are answers that give that peace we need.” — Ken Ham

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Ken Ham

Ken Ham

Ken Ham is the Founder CEO of Answers in Genesis and its two popular attractions: the acclaimed Creation Museum and the internationally known Ark Encounter, which features a life-size 510-foot-long Noah’s Ark—sometimes described as the “8th Wonder of the Modern World.” Each year, the two attractions host over 1.5 million guests.

A much-in-demand Christian speaker and interview guest, Ham became well known throughout America for his 2014 evolution/creation debate with Bill Nye, TV’s “The Science Guy.”

Ham hosts the daily radio program Answers, now on 1,000 stations. He’s also the founder of the award-winning Answers magazine. In 2020, Ham launched Answers TV, an ambitious streaming service. His website of AnswersInGenesis.org has twice won the top award from the National Religious Broadcasters for best website.

A prolific blogger and author of more than 30 books, Ham’s newest releases are Divine Dilemma (understanding death, disease, and suffering), Divided Nation (about today’s culture wars), and the devotional commentary Creation to Babel.

Ken and his wife, Mally, have five children, many grandchildren, and a great-grandchild and reside in Northern Kentucky.

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