Lies We Believe About God

Lies We Believe About God

Book - 2017 | First Atria Books hardcover edition.
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From the author of the twenty million plus copy bestselling novel The Shack and the New York Times bestsellers Cross Roads and Eve comes a compelling, conversational exploration of the wrong-headed ideas we sometimes have and share about God.

Wm. Paul Young has been called a heretic for the ways he vividly portrays God's love through his novels. Here he shares twenty-eight commonly uttered and sometimes seemingly innocuous things we say about God. Paul exposes these as lies that keep us from having a full, loving relationship with our Creator.

With personal anecdotes and sharing the compassion readers felt from the "Papa" portrayed in The Shack --now a major film starring Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer--Paul encourages readers to think anew about important issues including sin, religion, hell, politics, identity, creation, human rights, and helping us discover God's deep and abiding love.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2017.
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501101397
Branch Call Number: 231 You
Characteristics: x, 258 pages ; 19 cm

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reader_16
Dec 14, 2018

Please take to Luther Place i

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mitchelclay
Mar 05, 2018

William Paul Young offers 26 statements that he feels are lies that we believe about God. Some of them are right on the money, and cut me to my very core. Some others I had a hard time with, and ultimately disagreed with the statement. But I kind of love this about reading. It sharpens your critical reading and thinking skills. If you (like me and many others) were moved by The Shack, this book is worth the read. Feel free to wrestle with the author. The forward even invites you to do so.

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Ghettostone
Dec 13, 2017

"Lies WE Believe About God" a short 300 page book that puts into logical terms the discussions and humanistic attributes we associate with God the Creator. The author examines our personal belief systems in which we all assign human attributes to God, and the author's belief that we aren't assigning the right attributes. The attributes we assign are judgmental, barbaress and racial. We forget that The Creator is forgiving, loving and non-descriptive. The author accesses Heaven as well. His vision for the afterlife is more personal and intimate with all of creation from the beginning of the Earth until it's perfection under the 1000 year reign of Christ. The book was heavy at times and took re-reading to gain the author's perspective on many issues described in the book. I liked this book, it wasn't preachy,
or cermony, it was a conversation, a intellectual discussion about assumptions taken as gospel and mis-understood by us all.

I would recommend this book!

Ghettostone Editor/Chief
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www.ghettostone.com

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