This book is filled with brilliance and compassion. Historian Pagels weaves a lifetime of Biblical study to conclude that we can’t understand why good and the bad things happen, but we can live and learn with them as we sit in the mystery of God.
Thirty years ago her three year old son died of a heart condition; a year later her husband died in a hiking tragedy. I has taken Pagels all those years to work through her beliefs about the truth of all that happened. Writing publicly was a necessary part of the process for her, and in doing so we are all helped along the journey.