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Fixing Abraham: How Taming Our Bible Heroes Blinds Us to the Wild Ways of God

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a book by Chris Tiegreen

Would we reject the Bible's heroes if we encountered them today? What would we say to Abraham about child sacrifice, to Ruth about the appearance of immorality, or to Jesus about the company he kept? Acclaimed writer and author Chris Tiegreen calls us … see full wiki

Author: Chris Tiegreen
Publisher: SaltRiver
Date Published: February 5, 2009
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Updated look at Biblical figures brings startling insights

  • Mar 31, 2009
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Fixing Abraham by Chris Tiegreen is subtitled How Taming Our Bible Heroes Blinds Us to the Wild Ways of God. This book is a fascinating look at how the heroes that we study and admire from the Bible were used by God in unexpected and unusual ways that if we saw them today we would probably denounce. Tiegreen begins each chapter with a fictional bit taking a Biblical figure and rewriting their story into modern times along with the probable reaction of Christians to their actions. Christians are so divided about a variety of issues, many that don't really make a difference in the bigger picture. Tiegreen exposes some hypocrisies in order to show that God does not always speak to us in ways that we would expect or make us comfortable. God's love is so much bigger and wilder than anything we could imagine that we often try to put him in a box or at least make him easier to understand and accept. But that's not how God works. Today when a popular minister publicly sins, he is tossed out of the ministry, along with all of his teachings, no matter how solid they would have been. Compare that to King David whose Psalms are read every Sunday in churches all over the world but committed adultery and had his lover's husband killed. Tiegreen wants Christians to expand their view of God and how he can work through people. It's not just an enlightening book, but an enjoyable one as well.

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