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Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believeby Larry Osborne
Synopses & Reviews
People don’t set out to build their faith upon myths and spiritual urban legends. But somehow such falsehoods keep showing up in the way that many Christians think about life and God. These goofy ideas and beliefs are assumed by millions to be rock-solid truth . . . until life proves they’re not. The sad result is often a spiritual disaster–confusion, feelings of betrayal, a distrust of Scripture, loss of faith, anger toward both the church and God.
But it doesn’t have to be so. In this delightfully personal and practical book, respected Bible teacher Larry Osborne confronts ten widely held beliefs that are both dumb and dangerous. Beliefs like these:
• Faith can fix anything
• God brings good luck
• Forgiving means forgetting
• Everything happens for a reason
• A godly home guarantees good kids
Get ready to be shocked, relieved, and inspired in the pages of Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe. Because the truth is meant to set us free . . . not hurt us.
Addressing such myths as faith can fix anything, forgiving means forgetting, and a godly home guarantees good kids, Osborne explores the greater truths they obscure.
About the Author
Larry Osborne is a teaching pastor at North Coast Church in Vista, California, a fellowship of more than seven thousand people that features multiple campuses and offers more than twenty worship services each weekend. Recognized as one of America’s most innovative pastors, Larry’s previous book with Multnomah is titled Spirituality for the Rest of Us: A Down-to-Earth Guide to Knowing God. He holds two advanced degrees from Talbot Theological Seminary and lives with his wife, Nancy, in Oceanside.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Spiritual urban legends — Dumb idea 1. Faith can fix anything — Dumb idea 2. Forgiving means forgetting — Dumb idea 3. A godly home guarantees godly kids — Dumb idea 4. God has a blueprint for my life — Dumb idea 5. Christians shouldn't judge — Dumb idea 6. Everything happens for a reason — Dumb idea 7. Let your conscience be your guide — Dumb idea 8. God brings good luck — Dumb idea 9. A valley means a wrong turn — Dumb idea 10. Dead people go to a better place — Epilogue: final thoughts.
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