Twisted Scripture: Untangling 45 Lies Christians Have Been Told
Confront the lies that hold you back. Discover the truth that sets you free. Let's face it - the Bible contains passages that are challenging to interpret and can even incite fear. Sure, we want to believe that God's grace...
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Confront the lies that hold you back. Discover the truth that sets you free. Let's face it - the Bible contains passages that are challenging to interpret and can even incite fear. Sure, we want to believe that God's grace applies to our unique troubles: addiction, divorce, habitual sins, or a feeling of distance from God because we don't seem to measure up. Still, perplexing Bible passages eat at us. Bestselling author and national radio host Dr. Andrew Farley is known to challenge legalistic and lifeless interpretations with his discerning take on controversial Scriptures. In Twisted Scripture, Andrew skewers sacred cows and shatters destructive lies, bringing the undiluted truth about God's love and grace in a colorful and conversational look at the most controversial passages in the New Testament. This book offers more than just encouragement and freedom. It may change everything about the way you see yourself and God.
Andrew Farley (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is lead pastor of Ecclesia, a growing evangelical church located on the high plains of west Texas. He was formerly a professor at University of Notre Dame. He co-hosts Real Life in Christ, a television program that airs on ABC-TV in the West Texas and New Mexico area. He is a tenured professor of Applied Linguistics at Texas Tech University, and lives in Lubbock, Texas with his wife Katharine and their son Gavin. He has authored books in linguistics and theology most recently The Naked Gospel: The Truth You May Never Hear in Church and God without Religion: Can It Really Be This Simple?