A More Christlike God: A More Beautiful Gospel

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What is God like? Toxic images abound: God the punishing judge, the deadbeat dad, the genie in a bottle--false gods that need to be challenged. But what if, instead, God truly is completely Christlike? What if His love is more generous, his Cross more powerful, and his gospel more beautiful than we've dared to imagine? What if our clearest image of God is the self-giving, radically forgiving, co-suffering Love revealed on the Cross? What if we had 'A More Christlike God'?

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Brad Jersak (PhD) is on faculty at Westminster Theological Centre (UK) and is senior editor of CWR Magazine (PTM.org).

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Brad Jersak is determined to recover the essence of the "beautiful" gospel for all of us. The conspicuous mark that characterizes every page of this winsome witness is that this is a "lived theology." He has given attentive detail to what is in the theological libraries, but is not content with that. He has worked it out on the streets and in the lives of those with whom he has chosen to share his life and Christlike God witness, a convincingly beautiful Gospel.
EUGENE H. PETERSON

'Good souls many will one day be horrified at the things they now believe of God.'  This prophecy of George MacDonald has found its fulfillment in Brad Jersak's journey from the 'volatile moral monster' to the face of Jesus' Father.  A More Christlike God is a priceless treasure, worthy of serious reflection. Here the ancient song of light sings us new eyes--behold the Lamb, just like his Father.  Here we are invited to take sides with Jesus against the way we see, expanding our minds, as St. Hilary said, until they are worthy of the theme, that we may live in Jesus' world.
--C. Baxter Kruger

This is a courageous, honest, and passionate book about how to understand and converse with the Christian God. Jersak speaks from his heart about his own relationship with God, who is revealed in the person of Jesus Christ through the grace of the Holy Spirit. He explores the pitfalls that confront each of us as we grow in our spiritual lives; he pulls no punches in exposing these errors for what they are. The book conveys however a spirit of joyous discovery, reflecting the author's own certainty of God's infinite mercy and love for every human being.

--MARY B. CUNNINGHAMUniv. of Nottingham

This excellent and much needed book confronts with both open heart and very good mind the major obstacles that we have created for people in their journey toward God! "Why didn't people teach us this many years ago?" so many of us are saying. I am so very grateful that Brad Jersak is re-opening the door that Jesus had already opened 2000 years ago. It is so terribly sad that it was ever closed.

--Fr. RICHARD ROHR, O.F.M.
Center for Action and Contemplation

With theological integrity and open-hearted compassion, Brad Jersak creates a beautiful space for Jesus to challenge our views of God. A breath of clean and clarifying air. 

--WILLIAM PAUL YOUNG
Author of The Shack 

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