What the Bible Really Tells Us

by Adrian Benard



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/17/2017

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 196
ISBN : 9781532021701
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 196
ISBN : 9781532024030
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 196
ISBN : 9781532021718

About the Book

So many of us grow up being constantly reminded about an all-forgiving, merciful, and beneficent deity. All throughout life, it can even be drummed into us that we cannot live happy, purposeful lives without a heavenly father who protects us and grants our wishes through prayer. And if things don’t go according to plan, then we are simply told that God works in mysterious ways! But what if we have more questions? What if these things we are being told, taught, and even sold just don’t live up to expectation? What the Bible Really Tells Us looks to the very source of many of these doctrines and teachings about divinity and human nature—the Judeo-Christian Bible—in order to unveil some of the reasons why the same questions about God, his nature, and biblical history often reveal different (and sometimes inconsistent or even contradictory) answers. Exploring issues related to God’s nature such as his character, qualities, and attributes, as well as investigating biblical events and figures like Adam and Eve and creation, Noah and the flood, and Abraham and his chosen lineage. It asks us not only to think critically about the factual discrepancies and oddities but also to question why this biblical God—or gods, as it may be—is in fact so similar to ourselves. The Bible was written thousands and thousands of years ago, but everybody has been conditioned and told to believe it regardless of the facts—and sometimes even regardless of the often contradictory and inconsistent passages in the Bible itself! Faced with an idiosyncratic God and an incongruous book, we can study What the Bible Really Tells Us and confront a challenging thought: Did God create us, or did we create him?

About the Author

Who would want to write about an illusionary deity, particularly if one has been born and raised in a religious environment where parents, school, and church constantly remind you of the all-forgiving, merciful, and beneficent deity? All through life, it has been drummed into you that one cannot live without a heavenly father, who protects and grants your wishes through prayer. And, if that does not come out according to expectation, then God works in mysterious ways!