The Consolation of Philosophy
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication Date: 2012-06-15
Boethius gives us an excellent introduction to philosophy written in the 5th century. He gives the most cogent argument on the difficulty of believing in a loving God who allows suffering - how can an all-loving God allow suffering?
This book was included in my core great texts classes at my undergraduate for a reason. It's an amazing work and, until recent times, basically everyone read it. If you want a good education in the Western Tradition you're almost missing a limb if you don't read him.