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Everything You Always Wanted to Know about God (But Were Afraid to Ask)by Eric Metaxas
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We all have questions about God. But very few of us get the answers we’re looking for–if those answers even exist! Do they? Where (in heaven’s name) do you go to find out?
Eric Metaxas understands. That’s why he’s written this refreshingly down-to-earth take on the big questions everyone asks (but not always out loud).
Finally a book that takes questions about God seriously enough to get silly (where appropriate). Wonderfully conversational and often very funny, this book joins you in wondering:
How can a good God create a world that has evil and suffering?
Is God anti-sex?
Doesn’t science make God obsolete?
What’s the real story on miracles?
If God is everywhere, why go to church?
Don’t we already have God within us?
Isn’t God too busy running the universe to care about the details of my day?
What does the Bible say about things like UFOs, ESP, and the afterlife–and what about Bigfoot?
These questions (and many more like them) get straight answers that don’t hide behind dull and confusing theological language. So get the lowdown on the big questions everyone asks–but please try not to laugh (because it’s a very serious topic).
Eric Metaxas has edited the nation's oldest college humor magazine at Yale, and written humor for The New York Times, the Atlantic Monthly, and VeggieTales. He is the
Drawing from solid scriptural truth, a humorist and cultural commentator presents a delightful book filled with humor and fascinating facts that answers a vast array of questions about God. Original.
Table of Contents
[CHAPTER 11] Does hell really exist? — What hell looks like — Where it is — Who ends up there — [CHAPTER 12] — What about heaven? — What happens when you die — What heaven is — Who ends up there — [CHAPTER 13] Why are religious people such fanatics? — Forms of fanaticism — The born-again thing — Christians in your face — [CHAPTER 14] How can anyone take the Bible seriously? — Religious texts — Dinosaurs — The big bang — Digging archaeology — [CHAPTER 15] What exactly is Christianity? — Religion versus relationship — Trust versus belief — [CHAPTER 16] What's the point of prayer? — Unanswered prayer — Faith and prayer — Meditation and prayer — [CHAPTER 17] What does it take to believe in God? — Faith and reason — The question of meaning — The definition of trust — [CHAPTER 18] Who says Jesus is God's son? — Jesus as more than a moral teacher and a great role model — [CHAPTER 19] Jesus isn't really the way to God, is he? — The path to God — How God reveals himself — [CHAPTER 20] What makes conversion real? — The true meaning of "conversion" — What happens afterward.
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