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Do you consider yourself "spiritual" but not "religious"? Do you shy away from associating with modern-day Christian churches, or do you avoid religion altogether? Perhaps you simply hang your hat on the spiritual peg...just in case? God in a Box takes a look at Christianity from the perspective of one who believes that religious fundamentalism is oppressive and controlling, with fear and guilt as the natural consequences. Author Marion Pember describes his journey from being a fundamentalist Christian to becoming a Christian agnostic-or a "recovering fundamentalist." His book eloquently explores what it means to believe in God, and introduces the concept of the "God box"-the metaphorical box that holds your personal beliefs about God, regardless of your religious background. The book also sheds light on the truth of the Bible hidden within the myth and metaphor found in the pages of scripture. Whether you're struggling with questions about fundamentalist beliefs or simply need to evaluate your own belief system, God in a Box offers clear, insightful logic. It's a thought-provoking study of what it means to be a Christian, offered in a way that everyone can understand-and enjoy.
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|Publisher:||Outskirts Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)|
About the Author
Marion Pember earned a bachelor of arts in sociology from Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas, and a master of divinity in New Testament from the American Baptist Seminary of the West in Berkeley, California. He also completed a master of science in guidance and counseling and later a master of arts in marriage and family counseling. Marion Pember served as an Army chaplain for 30 years, and after retiring, he and his wife Carol moved to Shawnee, Kansas, where they are active in their local church. They have two children and six grandchildren.