The Problem of Pain

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: C.S. Lewis

Narrated By: Robert Whitfield

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: June 2005

Duration: 4 hours 0 minutes


For centuries, Christians have been tormented by one question above all: If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain? C.S. Lewis sets out to disentangle this knotty issue but wisely adds that in the end no intellectual solution can dispense with the necessity for patience and courage.


  • Paul

    Lewis does a magnificent job of detailing the challenge of addressing the issues of suffering, in all of its scope, in the face of a good and omnipotent God. My favorite line is, "God whispers in our pleasure and shouts in our pain."

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Curtis Jones

    C.S. Lewis says more in a paragraph than most writers do in several pages. I learned much about the role of pain and suffering in the human condition. I unreservedly recommend this book to anyone who has ever wrestled with questions like "How can God be truly good if he allows his creatures to endure such horrible pain and suffering?"

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Glenna

    Although CS Lewis is one of my favorite authors, I found this book difficult to follow and I think the problem was with the reader. He read much too fast and that, with his accent, made it hard to keep focused on what he was reading.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Bruce Bachmeier

    I couldn't finish it due to the reader's annoying, pompous and condescending VOICE!

  • Anonymous

    This book was good, but hard to listen to because of some of the language he uses. I usually tend to listen during my commute, but had to listen to this one when I could pay full attention.