Great and Terrible Love, A: The Unexpected Embrace of a Holy God by Mark Galli, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Great and Terrible Love, A: The Unexpected Embrace of a Holy God

Great and Terrible Love, A: The Unexpected Embrace of a Holy God

by Mark Galli
     
 

Too often, we make God too small, too manageable. But careful examination of God's attributes reveals a God full of mystery, eternity, righteousness, and mercy. In A Great and Terrible Love, Mark Galli thoughtfully delivers unexpected glimpses into fifteen classic attributes of God, exposing cheap substitutes and delivering a fresh vision of a God who

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Too often, we make God too small, too manageable. But careful examination of God's attributes reveals a God full of mystery, eternity, righteousness, and mercy. In A Great and Terrible Love, Mark Galli thoughtfully delivers unexpected glimpses into fifteen classic attributes of God, exposing cheap substitutes and delivering a fresh vision of a God who is:

Immutable

Omnipotent

Immanent

Omniscient

Omnipresent

Eternal

Lord

Glorious

Righteous

Merciful

Jealous

Wrathful

Trinity

Suffering

Mysterious

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Galli, a former Presbyterian minister, has written a book that is remarkably pre-Protestant in spirit if not quite in execution. His intention is no less than to rehabilitate the attributes of God-the theological, the biblical, and the loving. "We are desperate for a great and terrible love," Galli writes, and indeed many of God's attributes (he's omnipotent, jealous, and mysterious) are hard to bear. But their sometime informal evocation by Galli summons up the premodern God, awful and majestic.

In her work, novelist LeClaire (The Lavender Hour) guides the reader by means of passages in her own life that have brought her to the thoughtful practice of silence. While LeClaire's recommendations arise from a life lived in faith, she includes concrete recommendations suited for seekers of all sorts.


—Graham Christian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801012952
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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