There are many people who are put off Christianity by the way the doctrines of atonement and redemption are communicated. People find it hard to believe in a loving God who appears at the same time to be so angry and vindictive.<P>Many also feel that Christian teachings, publicly or privately, do not connect with them in any meaningful way. This is either because they are put off by the narrow theological framework in which Christianity is presented, or because what is said about atonement and redemption seems theoretical and remote from their experience of life.<P>This book seeks to address some of the difficult questions that these people are asking. It is written for those who may be wanting to return to their faith, who would like to explore it in greater depth, or in a more open theological landscape.<P>The intention is that readers will find in this book a new understanding of what it really means to live as people who have been forgiven and brought home into a more honest and deeper relationship with God through the atoning and redemptive work of Jesus Christ.
About the Author
Lorraine Cavanagh is an Anglican priest in the Church in Wales and was the Anglican chaplain to Cardiff University. She is the author of The Really Useful Meditation Book (2004) and By One Spirit: Reconciliation and Renewal in Anglican Life (2009).