The 25th anniversary edition of this classic book was written by Christian scholar and philosopher Diogenes Allen for a wide popular audience. Allen examines the problem of human suffering and helps us to understand the ways that we can discover "traces of God" in the world even as we suffer from physical pain and loss, natural disaster, and human evil. Written for beginners in the spiritual life, Traces of God describes how we can prepare ourselves for the inevitable sufferings of life. Allen explores the human pilgrimage through adversity and takes a close look at Simone Weil's studies of affliction. Diogenes died in 2003.