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Lies We Believe About God by William Paul Young

From the author of the twenty million plus copy bestselling novel The Shack and the New York Times bestsellers Cross Roads and Eve comes a compelling, conversational exploration of the wrong-headed ideas we sometimes have and share about God.

Wm. Paul Young has been called a heretic for the ways he vividly portrays God’s love through his novels. Here he shares twenty-eight commonly uttered and sometimes seemingly innocuous things we say about God. Paul exposes these as lies that keep us from having a full, loving relationship with our Creator.

With personal anecdotes and sharing the compassion readers felt from the “Papa” portrayed in The Shack—soon to be a major film starring Octavia Spencer, Sam Worthington and Tim McGraw—Paul encourages readers to think anew about important issues including sin, religion, hell, politics, identity, creation, human rights, and helping us discover God’s deep and abiding love.
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Book Review - Lies We Believe About God by Paul Young

T he Shack has sold twenty million copies and along the way generated at least twenty million conversations. Many of these have been attempts to discern the fact behind the fiction, to interpret what Paul Young means to teach through his story. Some have read the novel as a fresh expression of Christian orthodoxy while others have read it as rank heresy.
William Paul Young

Lies We Believe About God

I wrote what follows nearly a year ago. But as time goes on, I continue to see people adversely influenced by the theology expressed in this book. So I will go ahead and post it now. I wanted to believe the best, and not be quick to misunderstand or accuse. But as is often the case with false doctrine, the truth serves to make the error appear more credible. Many were able to overlook some of the theological problems while at the same time being impacted by the good they found.

In this section I provide a brief overview of the most important chapters in Lies We Believe About God. As much as possible, I allow Young to.
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This arrangement is also reflected in my table of contents. In a real sense this book is a mini theology, touching as it does on crucial doctrines of our Christian faith: What is the nature of God? Who is Jesus Christ? What did Jesus accomplish on the cross? What is sin?

5 thoughts on “Lies We Believe About God by William Paul Young

  1. I normally hate book titles that are a run-on the theme of "10 lies we believe about God", or "10 myths about Christianity". Ugh. Snippets of popular but heavily.

  2. Lies We Believe About God (a review of the new book by The Shack author William Paul Young)

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