Author(s): W. M. . Paul Young
From the author of the 20-million copy bestselling novel The Shack and the New York Times bestsellers Cross Roads and Eve comes a compelling exploration of the wrong-headed ideas we sometimes have and share about God. Wm. Paul Young has previously faced charges of heresy for the ways he vividly portray's God through his novels. Here he shares 33 commonly uttered things we say about God, revealing how they keep us from having a full, loving relationship with God.
Using personal anecdotes and drawing on the touching comments from his readers of The Shack, Wm. Paul Young encourages readers to think anew about important issues, including sin, religion, hell, politics, identity, creation and human rights. In the process, he helps us discover God's deep and abiding love.
As reviewed in our April Newsletter:
I am a huge fan of this author, best known for his book The Shack. In this book, he challenges commonly held beliefs about God that prevent people from enjoying a full and loving relationship with Him. He draws on personal anecdotes and experiences and encourages readers to think differently about topics including salvation, sex, religious superstition, sin, suffering, God's relationship with mankind and more. His style is not preachy, but accessible, down to earth and genuine.
Each topic is covered by a chapter so the book can be dipped in and out of at leisure, I personally am finding it very hard to put down! Jemma
William Paul Young was born in Canada and raised among a Stone Age tribe by his missionary parents in the highlands of former New Guinea. He suffered great loss as a child and young adult and now enjoys the "wastefulness of grace" with his family in the Pacific Northwest. He is the author of New York Times bestsellers, The Shack and Cross Roads.