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Review: Abusing Scripture: The Consequences of Misreading the Bible By, Manfred Brauch IVP Academic

Abusing Scripture: 
The Consequences of Misreading the Bible [Paperback]



Manfred Brauch(Author)



Publisher: IVP Academic (March 17, 2009)ISBN-10: 0830825797ISBN-13: 978-0830825790

This is one of the best books on the topic of Biblical Misrepresentation I have read. Braunch has a definite way of putting into clear context sections of scripture that have for years been pulled out of context and form fitted to someones doctrinal idea of a "truth". Many times preachers will unknowingly pull a sentence or two out as a sermon illustration or as a topic starter thinking there is no harm in this, but what happens when we begin adding to The Word ends up belittling the truth of scripture. Its not our job to make scripture fit our sermon or our notes, but rather our duty to make sure our sermons and notes fit the truth of Scripture. After Reading this book I have to agree with the very appropriate and concise review given by George P. Wood the Director of Ministerial Resourcing for the Ass…

God and Evil: The Case for God in a World Filled with Pain (Paperback) IVP

God and Evil: The Case for God in a World Filled with Pain 

Chad Meister (Editor), James K. Dew Jr. (Editor)


Publisher: IVP Books (January 15, 2013)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0830837841ISBN-13: 978-0830837847


This book is a very good resource for an individual looking into this topic either for the first time or are relatively new to the argument.

I am impressed with the large number of essays covering a vast number of topics, its great to see so many different individuals contributed to this book thereby attempting to reduce bias. While the majority of the contributors are Evangelical Christians, the number of scholars and theologians compiled in one volume are generally not available outside of a costly text book.
I am always hesitant to promote any one book, but rather I recommend gathering a number of books on the same topic, so as to be able to get a wide range perspectives, however this book does a good job of making those perspectives available.
I am also very glad to see the deba…