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Title Saving God from religion : a minister's search for faith in a skeptical age / Robin R. Meyers.
Author Meyers, Robin R. (Robin Rex), 1952- author.
Publication New York : Convergent, [2020]
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (226 pages)
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary A revelatory manifesto on how we can reclaim faith from abstract doctrines and rigid morals to find God in the joys and ambiguities of everyday life, from the acclaimed author of Saving Jesus from the Church. People across the theological and political spectrum are struggling with what it means to say that they believe in God. For centuries, Christians have seen him as a deity who shows favor to some and dispenses punishment to others according to right belief and correct behavior. But this transactional approach to a God "up there" - famously depicted by Michelangelo on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel - no longer works, if it ever did, leaving an increasing number of Christians upset, disappointed, and heading for the exits. In this groundbreaking, inspiring book, Robin R. Meyers, the senior minister of Oklahoma City's Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, shows how readers can move from a theology of obedience to one of consequence. He argues that we need to stop seeing our actions as a means for pleasing a distant God and rediscover how God has empowered us to care for ourselves and the world. Drawing on stories from his decades of active ministry, Meyers captures how the struggles of ordinary people hint at how we can approach faith as a radical act of trust in a God who is all around us, even in our doubts and the moments of life we fear the most. -- Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
Subject Trust in God -- Christianity.
Obedience -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Free will and determinism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Christian life.
Christian life. (OCoLC)fst00859185
Free will and determinism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. (OCoLC)fst00933977
Obedience -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. (OCoLC)fst01042714
Trust in God -- Christianity. (OCoLC)fst01752518
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Meyers, Robin R. (Robin Rex), 1952- Saving God from religion. First edition. New York : Convergent, [2020] 9781984822512 (OCoLC)1136042922
ISBN 9781984822529 (electronic bk.)
1984822527 (electronic bk.)

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