Bob White, a geophysicist, tackles one of the biggest conundrums in Christian thinking. He combines a profound knowledge of the science behind natural processes with thorough research into their impact, and underpins it with a carefully reasoned theological response.
Examining each type of disaster in turn, he illuminates the way in which human factors almost always turn natural processes, without which the earth would be sterile and uninhabitable, into disasters: population growth, widespread inequality, foolish farming and building practices, and climate change all contribute, exacerbating heat waves, famines, and droughts.
He then outlines the insights that Jacob, Job, and Jesus offer. This highly readable book is permeated with engaging insights into the human condition and the biblical response.