By Peter Rollins
Theological firebrand Peter Rollins asserts that mainstream Christianity reduces God to an idol, made in our personal photo, for the aim of offering simple task and satisfaction.
You can’t be happy. lifestyles is hard. You don’t recognize the secret.
Whether readers are religious believers or far-off seekers, The Idolatry of God shows that we needs to lay down our certainties and truthfully admit our doubts to spot with Jesus. Rollins purposely upsets fundamentalist sure bet which will open readers as much as a extra loving, lively manifestation of Christ’s love.
In distinction to the standard figuring out of the “Good information” as a message providing delight and walk in the park, Rollins argues for an intensive and shattering substitute. He explores how the excellent news truly comprises embracing the concept that we can’t be complete, that existence is tough, and that we're at nighttime. exhibiting how God has ordinarily been approached as a product that may render us entire, eliminate our discomfort, and show the solutions, he introduces an incendiary method of religion that invitations us to joyfully embody our brokenness, resolutely face our unknowing, and courageously settle for the problems of lifestyles. basically then, he argues, will we really rob loss of life of its sting and input into the fullness of existence.