What is God like? Toxic images abound: God the punishing judge, the deadbeat dad, the genie in a bottle. But what if instead, God is completely Christlike? What if His love is more generous, his Cross more powerful, and his gospel more beautiful than we dared to imagine? What if our image of God is the self-giving, forgiving, co-suffering Love.
|Publisher:||Plain Truth Ministries|
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Table of ContentsPart I - What is God?
Competing Images of Will and Love
1. What is God Really Like? / 3
2. Un-Christlike Images of God / 25
3. Freedom or Love? Competing Values in Western Culture / 49
4. God of Will or God of Love?
The Willful God in Biblical Religion / 61
5. Word Made Flesh: The Christlike God / 81
Part II - The Cruciform God
6. Of Lions, Lambs and Donkeys / 97
7. The Cross as Divine Consent / 119
8. The Cross as Divine Participation / 141
9. God is Good and Sh** Happens:
An Anti-Theodicy of the Cross / 161
Part III - Unwrathing God
10. Love and Wrath as Consent / 183
11. Divine Wrath as 'Giving Over' / 201
12. Unwrathing the Cross part 1: Gospel Metaphors / 225
13. Unwrathing the Cross part 2: Pauline Metaphors / 249
14. A More Christlike Message: The Beautiful Gospel / 265
15. Epilogue: A More Christlike Way / 299
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Bradley Jersak in his new book “A More Christlike God” published by CWRpress gives us A More Beautiful Gospel. From the back cover: What is God like? Toxic images abound: God the punishing judge, the deadbeat dad, the genie in a bottle—false gods that need to be challenged. But what if, instead, God truly is completely Christlike? What if His love is more generous, his Cross more powerful, and his gospel more beautiful than we’ve dared to imagine? What if our clearest image of God is the self-giving, radically forgiving, co-suffering Love revealed on the Cross? What if we had ‘A More Christlike God’? How do we see God? Well some of us see God dressed like the Greek entity, Zeus, with long white beard and white robes who carries lightning bolts in his hand and has a hair-trigger temper. Others see Him as uncaring while others see Him as a chess master moving us around on a board while He plays with the devil. Bradley Jersak wants to change the images we were brought up on. He wants to change them to an image of Jesus. Why? Jesus said, “if you have seen Me, you have seen the Father” John 14:9. Mr. Jersak breaks it down into three parts: Part One: What is God?, Part Two: The Cruciform God, Part Three: Unwrathing God. Jesus came for a purpose. Mr. Jersak shines a spotlight on Him to focus our attention on Him in order that we might see The Father more clearly. It is time we got rid of all the conflicting images that we have. This book will help you. It is also a great gift to give to friends and family so that they can get rid of their conflicting images as well. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”