I really appreciate R.C. Sproul. He is a theologian that communicates well to those who don't necessarily love theology. And he helps them gain a love for Truth and theology. His book Surprised by Suffering is a free download for the rest of this month. In this book he talks about how we shouldn't be surprised by suffering but that we can expect God to use it for our good and His great glory. If you'd like to get free copy of the ebook, go to THIS website before August 31st. I haven't read it yet, but have enough confidence in R.C. to recommend that you get and read this resource.