(Brand New) The Skeletons in God's Closet: The Mercy of Hell, the Surprise of Judgment, by Joshua Ryan Butler. Spirituality, Gospel, Christianity, current affairs, contemporary issues.
(Brand New) The Skeletons in God's Closet: The Mercy of Hell, the Surprise of Judgment, the... by Joshua Ryan Butler A MUST READ BOOK FOR ALL BELIEVERS! Is God a s adistic torturer? Coldhearted judge? Genocidal maniac? Unfortunately, our popular caricatures often make him out to be. There are some questions no Christian wants to be asked. Many today believe hell, judgment and holy war are "skeletons in God's closet," tough topics that, if looked at closely, would reveal a cruel, vindictive tyrant rather than a good and loving God. And we aren't comfortable with the answers we've been given. "How can a loving God send people to Hell?" "Isn't it arrogant to believe Jesus is the only way to God?" "Why is there so much violence in the Old Testament?" In this book, we'll pull these bones out into the open to exchange popular caricatures for the beauty and power of the real thing. We'll discover these topics were never really skeletons at all . . . but proclamations of a God who is good "in his very bones," not just in what he does, but in who he is. We'll fling the wide the closet door and sing loudly, boldly and clearly: God is good and coming to redeem his world. Review "New Author of the Year" 2015 finalist -Evangelical Christian Publisher's Association (ECPA) . "Best Popular Theological Book of 2014" - Andrew Wilson, Christianity Today contributor . "Has the potential to be a game-changer for a lot of struggling Christians and skeptics. In a lot of ways, it's the book Love Wins tried to be, but fell short of due to doctrinal drift." - The Gospel Coalition . "This, my friends, is a genuinely helpful book and I hope those who struggle with these tough topics will discover here what I have--relief and joy." - Scot McKnight, Professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary #theology#christian living# spirituality #biblical issues