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Where is God in a Coronavirus World?

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How belief in a loving and sovereign God helps us to make sense of and cope with the suffering caused by COVID-19.

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Whatever our view of the world and whatever our beliefs, the effects of the coronavirus pandemic are perplexing and unsettling for all of us.

In this short yet profound book, Oxford mathematics professor John Lennox examines the coronavirus in light of various belief systems and shows how the Christian worldview not only helps us to make sense of it, but also offers us a sure and certain hope to cling to.

John Lennox is an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science at Green Templeton College. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Said Business School and an Adjunct Lecturer for The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He has been part of numerous public debates defending the Christian faith against well known atheists including Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Peter Singer.

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  • Introduction
    1. Feeling Vulnerable
    2. Cathedrals and Worldviews
    3. Can Atheism Help?
    4. How Can There Be Coronavirus If There Is a Loving God?
    5. Evidence of Love
    6. The Difference God Makes

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Contributors John Lennox
ISBN 9781784985691
Format Paperback
First published April 2020
Dimensions 110mm x 178mm x 6mm
Weight 0.05 kg
Language English
Pages 64
Publisher The Good Book Company

Vaughan Roberts

Rector, St Ebbe’s Church, Oxford

Which of us hasn’t been confronted with urgent and deep questions as we have faced the threat of the coronavirus? John Lennox’s engaging and profound book will help both committed Christians and the open-minded of any faith or none find answers from the Christian faith that provide both perspective and hope.

David Cranston

Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Oxford; Governing Body Fellow of Green Templeton College

In the last few months the world has changed. John has written a number of books but none before in the space of a week, as he has this one. Yet despite its brief gestation, this book puts the coronavirus pandemic into a historical, scientific, theological and personal perspective that will help all of us who are in the midst of this crisis to view the situation though a wider-angled lens.

Hugh Palmer

Rector of All Souls Langham Place, London

Warm, thoughtful, and engaging without ducking the issues, John Lennox puts in far better words what so many of us would want to say.

Customer reviews

23 May 2023

“A gem of a book - full of thought”

Can't recommend this book enough as the thoughtful guide to the big why and what does it mean questions. Good introduction to some philosophical issues but at heart this book can be given as a pastoral response and faith bringing response to life's big issues. Also what a great pocket book size - we should have more apologetics in this format.

12 Feb 2021

“Forensic examination”

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As one expected from Mr Lennox. A forensic examination of a question many folk have been pondering - myself included. It is short book with no frills. Helpful insights during this time of lockdown.

20 Nov 2020

“Stimulating but ducks the tougher issues of both natural and moral evil.”

I learnt much from this book about science and nature, and its introduction to Christian thinking will help many who are new to this area. But as a discussion of evil it falls short. No serious account of the problem of "natural evil" can afford to omit the Second Law of Thermodynamics as Lennox does. Nor can any proper Christian account of "moral evil" omit any mention of the devil (Lennox's Garden of Eden does not even contain a serpent!), and the fact that the reason why Christ appeared was to destroy his works (1 John 3:8) - not just to counter human sinfulness as is commonly suggested today. To omit this is to fail to give the full presentation of the Christian worldview which the commendations lead us to expect. Hence the claim that Lennox avoids "ducking the issues" is a considerable exaggeration. But those to whom that is not a concern will find it a stimulating read.

17 Sep 2020

“An inspiring little book”

A great way to spread the Good News to non-believers, and to encourage believers. Bought a box full so that they can be spread around.

22 Jun 2020

“Great Book”

Having been recommend to buy and read this book,I was not disappointed by what I read inside,As a Christian we need to stand by what Our God can do in COVID 19,Also a lot of people have said they have meet John Lennox,All Christian's should read this book.The Price is AMAZING.

13 Jun 2020

“A Great Read”

Found this book very helpful, I particularly enjoyed the C S Lewis quotes

13 Jun 2020


(Review written for 'Where is God in a Coronavirus World? (ebook)')

Excellent insight into a complex issue.

6 Jun 2020

“A great book to give away!”

A very useful book to reach out to neighbours, friends, family members, and work colleagues in the current climate of fear and anxiety caused by the Coronavirus. A thinking person's book that points the way to the reality of the Christian hope.

6 Jun 2020

“Book lives up to its title”

This little book is written by a thinking man and a spiritual man. As a street evangelist there are many good points in this book that will help me with those awkward questions on why a so called loving God allows bad things to happen. I finally found time to read it and as I finished it I restarted reading it right away. So much useful information in this little book and the issue of where God is in Corona Virus is examined from every angle. Well worth reading. I recommend it.

4 Jun 2020

“Helpful insights into the problem of suffering”

Where is God in a Coronavirus World?
Some questions simmer below the surface all the time; when disaster or tragedy strike, they boil up to the top of our minds and we keep asking, Why? Why this suffering? How can a God of love allow this to happen – to me? To them?’ We are living in a time when this question won’t go away. Professor John Lennox has written this short book to help Christian believers and non-believers think through this perplexing issue. He writes clearly and accessibly, not giving definitive answers – no one can – but sharing insights into this problem which troubles so many, particularly at this time of bereavement, pain and financial struggle. It is well worth reading.

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