In the wake of life-changing events—whether as global in reach as the terrorist attacks on September 11 or as personal as the death of a child—the first question that springs to mind is “Why?” Why do good people suffer pain and loss? Why does God allow these things to happen?

In this simple, straightforward book, Bruce Henderson tackles some of the most difficult questions that people of faith face in their lives. He describes a universe in which God allows us free will and choice, subtly guiding the course of our lives with an insight no mortal can comprehend. Pain and suffering ultimately lead to good, and as we walk the path, we draw ever closer to heaven.


Bruce Henderson is the author of Window to Eternity, which deals with death and the afterlife. A journalist for most of his career, he served as an editorial page editor and columnist for the Bucks County Courier Times. For the past ten years he has been the director of development and now director of communications for the Academy of the New Church and the General Church of the New Jerusalem in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania.