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The Deity Formerly Known as God

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To understand who God really is, we need to align our images of God with the truth found in the Bible. The Deity Formerly Known as God helps readers release the destructive images they’ve created of God while embracing the constructive images shown in Scripture.
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“I do not want my image of God. I want God.” —C. S. Lewis Like Lewis, Jarrett Stevens wants to truly know and experience God, not some distorted and destructive image of the Almighty formed over the years. With wry humor and profound insights, Stevens searches to align his broken images of God with the images of God found in the Bible. Attempting to recapture the spirit of J. B. Phillips’ classic, Your God Is Too Small, Stevens addresses various assumptions we have about God and sorts through twelve different views of God—six destructive and six constructive. God is not, for instance, the cop around the corner waiting to catch you breaking the law. Neither is he a talent show judge, wincing as you struggle through life. What if those destructive images we’ve shaped were replaced with more positive ones—a neighbor you can call for help in the dead of night … or a tired-eyed father waiting for his child to return home safely? These images come straight from Jesus’ teachings and invite us into a new experience with the true and living God.
Contributor(s) Jarrett Stevens
About the Contributor(s) Jarrett Stevens
Jarrett Stevens does life with his wife, Jeanne, in Buckhead with their ridiculously handsome son, Elijah (whom Jarrett dresses), their beautiful little princess Gigi (whom Elijah dresses), and their emotionally needy yellow Labrador Retriever, Molly. Jarrett works at North Point Church in Atlanta where he is the director of the Singles Ministry. Before that, he served as the teaching pastor for Axis, Willow Creek Community Church’s next generational ministry. Known for his humor and honesty, Jarrett is the author of The Deity Formerly Known as God and a popular speaker at churches and conferences nationally and internationally.
UPC 025986297084
ISBN-13 9780310297086
Publish Date May 26, 2009
Publisher Zondervan
Price $6.99
Format eBook
Language English

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