Unspeakable is Os Guinness’ take on the utter mystery of evil and suffering. It’s a very sobering read, but emotionally satisfying. Guinness asks hard questions and somehow makes his peace with not knowing the answers.
Guinness explores three sources of evil and suffering: our bodies, nature and other human beings.
I have had countless discussions with people over the question: "Why do bad things happen to good people?" I usually remind people of a second question that comes hard on the heels of the first: "What does it say of us as humans beings that the people who do evil deeds are the very same species as I am?"
While no one can ever penetrate the depths of evil, most of us keeping asking: "Why me?" (Life is not fair.) "Where is God?" (Where does the responsibility lie?) and "How can I stand it?" (How long O Lord?)