The Problem of Pain Study Guide

A Bible Study on the C.S. Lewis Book The Problem of Pain

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The Most Trusted Study Guide to Learning The Problem of Pain!

Why must humanity suffer? Why doesn’t God alleviate our pain, even some? In his book The Problem of Pain, C.S. Lewis’s philosophical approach to why we experience pain can be confusing at times. The Problem of Pain Study Guide breaks down each chapter into easy-to-understand questions and commentary to help you find meaning and hope amid the pain.

The Problem of Pain Study Guide expands upon Lewis’ elegant and thoughtful work where he seeks to understand how a loving, good, and powerful God can possibly coexist with the pain and suffering that is so pervasive in the world and in our lives. As Christ-followers we might expect the world to be just, fair, and less painful, but it is not. This is the problem of pain.

In addition to Scripture references, discussion questions, and related commentary, The Problem of Pain Study Guide also provides easy-to-read chapter summaries highlighting overarching themes, definitions, and references.

To help with those more difficult discussion questions, a complete Answer Guide and Scripture Reference Guide is available for free online.

This complete Bible study experience is perfect for book clubs, church groups, and independent study.

The Problem of Pain Study Guide includes:

  • Eleven sessions of study with multi-week options included
  • Comprehensive Bible study workbook with studies for each week
  • Complete chapter summaries to go deeper
  • Bible study questions that are ideal for group discussion
  • Answer Guide for all questions and Scripture Reference Guide available for free online
  • Perfect for book clubs, small groups, or individual Bible study
  • Available in print or e-book formats

The problem of pain is inescapable and its effects profound. The Problem of Pain Study Guide combines the wisdom of C.S. Lewis with the authority of Scripture to help you battle the issues and difficulties that lie ahead.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Yes. The study guide includes discussion questions, character sketches, commentary, and more, but you will need the book to read corresponding chapters that go with each weekly lesson.

The study is twelve weeks covering two-three chapters per week. However, the study can easily be formatted to an eight or ten week study based on your schedule.

Yes. It’s most helpful for learning purposes if each person has their own study guide to answer questions and to make notes. However, couples might find it convenient to share the C.S. Lewis book for reading purposes.

Absolutely! The study is created in a discussion based format allowing any leader to simply guide participants through each study question at weekly meetings.

Yes. The Answer Guide and Scripture Reference Guide are available for free. Click on the Download Answer Guides button in the top right corner.

You can use this study with all adult age-groups.

The book is available in both print and e-book formats. However, print is most helpful when writing answers to discussion questions found in the book.

Alan Vermilye
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Alan Vermilye is an Amazon Best-Selling author of many books, including his modern-day revisions of The Pilgrim's Progress and The Life and Death of Mr. Badman. He is also the author of the most trusted study guides for many C. S. Lewis classics, including The Screwtape Letters, Screwtape Proposes a Toast, The Great Divorce, and The Problem of Pain. In addition, he’s written study guides for the Charles Dicken’s classic, A Christmas Carol, and his favorite movie, It's a Wonderful Life.
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The Problem of Pain Study Guide is easy to use, offering Answer Keys and Scripture References in pdf form online. I also found the introductory suggestions for shaping a group learning environment a great reminder. Many thanks for lending me a helping hand with one of the greatest thinkers of all time.
JohnAmazon 5 Star Review
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This book helped tremendously with the text & with teaching the course. I highly recommend this study guide!
SteveAmazon 5 Star Review
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Alan Vermilye's study guides are by far the most helpful in facilitating studies of these works. The questions posed range from very straightforward (to help the reader grasp main concepts) to more probing (to facilitate personal application), while perhaps the greatest benefit they supply is their tie-in of coordinating scriptures which may not always be apparent to the reader. Looking forward to using this guide for our next study!
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C.S. Lewis is a brilliant writer, speaking to us from a different time in history, and using different English that we're used to, so I really recommend checking out the study guide and answer sheet if you're going to do this study, you'll get so much more out of it!
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I can't wait to start this study! I'm currently leading two small groups through the Brown Chair Books' Mere Christianity Study Guide, and I'm personally working through their Screwtape Letter study guide. The questions are thought-provoking and biblically based.

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