This is a revised version of The God’s Honest Truth.
Have you ever listened to a preacher talk about God and thought, “That doesn’t sound like God.” Millions have become repulsed by the God some churches present. From birth, many Christians have been bombarded with so many contradictory teachings and doctrines that their understanding of God resembles a tightly tangled ball of Christmas tree lights. The Misunderstood God throws out that twisted mess and replaces it with the soft, warm light of truth.
With so many confusing teachings about God and countless contradictions, misunderstandings, outright scams, and simplistic, fear-based teachings, how can we really know who God is for ourselves? The Misunderstood God analyzes some of the most common claims about God’s heart and personality, and measures them against what God has called Himself: perfect love. Through a journey into the sixteen aspects of love from one of the most well-known scriptures around the world—the “love chapter”—The Misunderstood God offers step-by-step comparisons and simple, biblical teaching to reveal the profoundly simple truth that God is, indeed, love. He has made it so easy to know His heart that even a child could understand Him. No educated theologians or credentialed pastors have a corner on the truth about God. He is not merely locked in a monastery high in the mountains. He’s not just sitting in church hoping you’ll show up. He’s not simply out traveling with the latest super-spiritual faith healer. Finding God is easier than any of us imagined. People who have spent years searching for the truth about him can finally discover that they have known Him all along.
The Misunderstood God simplifies a generation’s tangled perceptions of God. Finding God is as easy as learning what love means. His character and personality can be known and understood. This book gives the reader permission and confidence to trust what they already know about God by deepening our understanding of what love truly is.
– Synopsis by The Free Believers Network
I heard that the book is a good read, especially for those who have been hurt by the institutional church, and are finding healing from the spiritual abuse and condemnation caused by legalistic teachings. I am thinking of buying a copy myself.