For those of you (us) who hate reading the Bible...
For those of you (us) who have secretly never been able to reconcile a violent god...
For people like you (me) who are tired of worshiping a so-called god who destroys cities
and kills the innocent
and orchestrates war
and floods the whole world
and tells a dad to kill his son on a mountaintop
There is--finally--a coherent, down-to-earth, as-close-to-conslusive-as-it-can-be source for what the Bible really is, what God (or god or GOD) is actually doing, and how the Bible communicates it.
It is here: Rob Bell's blog series What Is The Bible?
I don't know why Bell is writing this as a blog, because it should be a book. Maybe it will be some day. (Or maybe there's no difference? Whoa...) Either way, you can (should) read it now.
I promise, if you struggle with the violent god of the Bible, this will change your life.
And if you don't... carry on, nothing to see here.
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