"A surprisingly easy-to-read book on pain and evil, God in the Shadows, skillfully sheds light on every imaginable aspect of this difficult topic. Dr. Morley, professor of Philosophy and Bible at The Masters College, gently encourages Christians of all levels to understand and prepare for the opportunities God uses to display His character. Interestingly, Dr. Morley argues for the benefits of the inevitable difficulties that are a part of the world this side of heaven. This exceptional work from a deep thinker sheds light on this complex subject with insight and grace. Building on close to twenty years of teaching on the problem of evil and a loving God, he carefully explains the constructs that usually bog down a reader on this topic. God in the Shadows is comprehensive without dragging, which is accomplished partly through the inclusion of numerous personal illustrations. Although many chapters of the book can stand alone, by reading the entire book, a bigger picture is built that is worth the time invested concluding with a wonderful summary section at the end. Dr. Morley could have turned out a brilliant and technical work that perhaps, many of us would not have understood. Thankfully, that's not the case. Dr. Morley gives us a gift that is not only readable, but wonderfully helpful and practical. Remarkably, by the end of the book the reader is saying "praise God that His plan was to work through a fallen world!"