Thursday, June 18, 2015
A More Christlike God (Review)
This review is for the book "A More Christlike God" by Bradley Jersak. This book revolves around the question of , what is God like? Is He the punishing judge that some see Him as, a deadbeat dad, a genie? In this book, Jersak shows us our perceptions of Christ, and our perceptions of God, and shows how at times they are radically different, and urges us to see how God really is Christlike.
In this book, Jersak goes over some really tough theology. I just have to say that this book really made me think, and question some things I have always heard growing up. I like getting a fresh perspective, and I think he is a great writer because he wasn't speaking over my head. He is speaking to the common reader in this book. Jersak talks about things like the God of wrath that so many people love to point out, or God as someone who turns His back on those who sin (which is similar to things I've heard basically my entire adult life). I don't have time in this review to get into it, but I think Jersak says some powerful statements and asks some powerful questions, all which are backed up by scripture.
This book is going on my bookshelf so I can read it again in a few months. I'd like to take some time to really delve into it. Luckily, the author includes a glossary for those "10-dollar words" like "cruciform", "kenosis" and "unwrathing". I recommend reading this book.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.