What kind of God (ebook)

What kind of God ebook

Responding to 10 popular accusations

Ten warm and honest responses to common questions about God.

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This book started life as a series of lunchtime talks to non-Christians, and the author has taken on board further questions and discussions along the way. Here is an attempt to answer real, and often difficult, questions honestly.

'Most of the questions I get asked are about God himself, and not so much about his existence as his character,' explains Michael Ots. 'What kind of God is he? How can he be good when he authorizes war, allows suffering, represses our sexuality, punishes his own Son, and excludes people on the basis of their beliefs, condemning them to hell?'

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Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1 Distant, uninterested and silent?
  • What kind of God doesn’t make himself clearer?
  • 2 Outdated, out of touch and old-fashioned?
  • What kind of God is still relevant?
  • 3 Rape, child abuse and Aids
  • What kind of God doesn’t prevent suffering?
  • 4 Carbon footprints, global warming and climate change
  • What kind of God doesn’t care about his creation?
  • 5 Crusades, inquisitions and car bombs
  • What kind of God allows violence in his name?
  • 6 Hypocritical, divided and judgmental
  • What kind of God lets the church represent him?
  • 7 Petty, intolerant and exclusive?
  • What kind of God allows only one way?
  • 8 Repressive, restrictive and restraining?
  • What kind of God would limit my sexuality?
  • 9 Condemning, unjust and arbitrary?
  • What kind of God sends sincere people to hell?
  • 10 ‘Vicious, sadomasochistic and repellent’?
  • What kind of God would send his Son to die?
  • 11 Awesome, loving and amazingly gracious
  • What kind of person would reject a God so good?
  • 12 Over to you now

Specification

Author Michael Ots
ISBN 9781844748495
Format Electronic book text
Language English
Pages 160
Publisher IVP
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