The Consolation of Philosophy
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication Date: 2012-06-15
A life changing book exploring the nature of happiness, free will, the problem of evil, and divine Providence.
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.