Lewis was a brilliant Christian writer who here tackles one of the most challenging questions Christians face: If God is so full of love, and all-powerful, why is there so much pain and suffering in the world? Lewis does a great job of dealing with the question in hand, and he does it in a concise fashion. Some might be a little thrown by the depth of the work; others might feel like Lewis backs up too far from the central question and spends too much time getting to the point. Overall, though, and most importantly, he answers the question skillfully in The Problem of Pain. One might get more out of the book, if it was read as part of some kind of group study.