The Skeletons in God’s Closet by Joshua Ryan Butler (Book Review)

The Skeletons in God’s Closet

We believe that God is love and God is good. All Christians affirm these simple truths. But for a God whose defining attribute is love, his actions don’t always appear to be very loving. And for a God who is perfectly good, he seems to have done some things that aren’t very good at all.

Does our beautifully good God have an ugly side? Does God have something to hide?

In The Skeletons in God’s Closet, Joshua Ryan Butler sets out two answer three questions: Would a merciful God send people to hell? Would a loving God condemn people at the judgment? And would a good God wage holy war?

Butler contends that we have set up caricatures of God—pictures that contain a semblance of the truth without the substance of reality.

Simple Church: Unity Within Diversity

Simple Church: Unity Within Diversity

A renewal is taking place in God’s church. People are realizing that we don’t need all the ritual and tradition we’ve added over the years. We’re returning to the simplicity of the earliest believers. But if we’re not careful, we could allow this renewal to divide us from those who don’t share our views.

So I’m thrilled to announce the upcoming release of Simple Church: Unity Within Diversity. Twenty-four of us have come together to share the passions that drive us—while keeping unity as our focus. We certainly don’t agree with one another on everything, but we share a common Savior.

In my chapter, I discuss the way we hold to our theological convictions. Why do we allow our differences to separate us? Can we remain united in Christ while maintaining our specific beliefs? Should we defend sound doctrine? What makes a belief heresy?

Check out this excerpt for a sample. I haven’t read the other chapters yet myself, so I’m really excited to get my own copy!

Here’s how to preorder your copy: