A Feature Review of
The Question that Never Goes Away
Reviewed by Julie Lane-Gay.
It only takes a glance at the New York Times to remind us that tragedies happen frequently. Even on days without plane crashes and bus station bombings, we see accounts of children killed in war and actor’s suicides. Some of us find ourselves asking God almost daily, “Why did you let this happen?”
Philip Yancey’s slim new volume, The Question that Never Goes Away, is his answer, written after spending countless hours alongside those directly affected by Japan’s 2011 earthquake, the Civil war in the Balkans and Connecticut’s Sandy Hook School Massacre. If ever there were people to speak credibly about the “Why?” questions, and a scrupulously truthful writer to record their answers, these are they.