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The Hammer of God (2005)

Bo Giertz

The Hammer of God (2005)

Bo Giertz

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In this bestselling novel, three pastors learn the necessity of relying on God's grace. They fall short of their pastoral duties through public humiliation, self-doubt, inability to accept God's promises in their own lives, and divisions and quarreling among their parishioners. Ultimately each man rejects temptations and permits the Holy Spirit to work through him. This revised edition includes the final chapter, never before published in English. The new introduction provides historical and theological background to deepen the reader's understanding of the stories.

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In this bestselling novel, three pastors learn the necessity of relying on God's grace. They fall short of their pastoral duties through public humiliation, self-doubt, inability to accept God's promises in their own lives, and divisions and quarreling among their parishioners. Ultimately each man rejects temptations and permits the Holy Spirit to work through him. This revised edition includes the final chapter, never before published in English. The new introduction provides historical and theological background to deepen the reader's understanding of the stories.
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352 Pages
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Bo Giertz

Bo Giertz was a pastor, author, and Swedish confessional Lutheran bishop.

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Ideals clash with reality, God's grace is revealed
5 stars By Karl, Oct 28 2012
The Hammer of God by Bo Giertz is a work of Christian fiction translated from Swedish, composed of three small novellas superficially connected by location, but deeply related by theme. Each is set in the same small town, just at different times in about a 150 year period, and each features a young pastor new to the work as he struggles with his inexperience as well as trying to square his idealistic teachings with the reality of sin and the demands of the congregation. While not the focus, it does come from a Lutheran viewpoint, so expect those doctrinal beliefs to be seen here and there. For me this book is comparable to my favourite works by CS Lewis, seeing God working in peoples lives in powerful ways, in a manner that drives home to my own life the greatness of God, and His love and grace. Highly recommended.
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My best Christian book
5 stars By L.J. STEVENS, Mar 14 2011
I first read The Hammer of God when my son loaned me his copy.  It is a story of one church in Sweden told over 3 generations of pastors. Although fictional I believe it is based on the ministry of the author Bishop Bo Giertz.I was transfixed by the power of the narrative and how much I was learning about both theology and "how then we should live".  I have since bought my own copy which I loan cautiously and re read annually.
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  • Catalogue Code 225297
  • Product Code 080665130X
  • EAN 9780806651309
  • Pages 372
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Publication Date Dec 2004
  • Sales Rank #25002
  • Dimensions 215 x 137 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.431kg

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