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In Lieu of Heaven

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Driven by vengeance, one man has finally found God. He swears no one else will - not even the devout young man who has wandered into his camp.

In Lieu of Heaven follows their separate journeys. We see one man searching as his faith prescribes, heeding tradition and the words of those who have gone before. The other man, however, yearns to fulfill a vow that is more sacred than even the most divine mandate. Their paths cross in a startling ...

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Overview

Driven by vengeance, one man has finally found God. He swears no one else will - not even the devout young man who has wandered into his camp.

In Lieu of Heaven follows their separate journeys. We see one man searching as his faith prescribes, heeding tradition and the words of those who have gone before. The other man, however, yearns to fulfill a vow that is more sacred than even the most divine mandate. Their paths cross in a startling contrast, and in that contrast are many questions.

The questions range from the basic - “What is our God like?” – to the more complex – “Do his own laws justify his supposed execution 2000 years ago?” Do we examine all we've been told about our God's character or do we remain in collective denial? Do we look at the extreme severity as well as the much celebrated passion?

At the book's core is an underlying thought: Whatever we accept in our God — be it goodness or evil, salvation or anti-human aggression — we will also accept in our families, our social structure, and our government. With a controversial alternative view of our culture's dominant God, this book challenges the very foundation of our society and nation.

Former missionary Kevin Archer combines his mastery of the biblical text and his perennially inquisitive nature, applying them both to an examination of the relationship between God and Man. Author, songwriter, performing musician, past mendicant and present iconoclast, he offers a fearless viewpoint to this time-honored conversation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413421866
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2004

    A book I will save if the House catches fire ***

    This is a delightful work of metaphorical escape that should be a wonderful read for anyone with an unhappily repressive or narrow religious upbringing. A lot of soul-searching must have gone into this, and it shows. The author does not fail to discuss tough issues, nor does he shy away from controversy. It is serious and witty both in a way that grows on you. It is like On the Road meets Mount Analogue. A very Good Read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2004

    Metaphorical Fine Wine

    On many levels this book satisfies, it is a marvelous read and like a fine wine the flavor lingered and left me wanting more. Each time I read it, I find something new in the rich threads of metaphor, weaving throughout. I can see this will become an annual read for me. It is the kind of book against which you can measure your daily thoughts.

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