Two helpful new books recently published:
God And The Pandemic by Tom Wright:
Tom Wright examines some of the common Christian reactions to coronavirus and invites us a response that draws on Scripture and the way that Jesus lived: in prayer and thought.
Excerpt: "The aim of this book, then, is not to offer 'solutions' to the questions raised by the pandemic, to give any sort of complete analysis of what we might learn from it, or what we ought now to do. ... Before we can answer those questions in anything other than the broadest outline, we need a time of lament, of restraint, of precisely not jumping to 'solutions'. "
Where Is God In A Coronavirus World? by John C Lennox:
In this highly reviewed book, written during the lockdown, Lennox offers a God-facing perspective on coronavirus and how we can cope with the challenges it brings.
From the introduction: "I would invite you, the reader, to view the book like this: I am sitting with you in a coffee shop (if only we could!), and you have asked me the question on the book cover. I put down my coffee cup and attempt to give you an honest answer. What follows is what I would try to say to convey some comfort, support and hope."