Disarming Scripture

  • by Derek Flood
  • Narrated by Dan McGowan
  • 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A God of love and genocide?
For many Christians, the problem of violence in Scripture can result in a crisis of faith - especially when we see how such passages have been used throughout history to justify horrific bloodshed in God's name. Moving beyond typical conservative and liberal approaches, which seek to either defend or whitewash over violence in the Bible, Disarming Scripture takes a surprising yet compelling approach: Learning to read the Bible like Jesus did.
Along the way the book deals with some very big issues, ranging from passages commanding genocide and infanticide in the Old Testament to passages in the New Testament that have been used to justify slavery, child abuse, and state violence. The take-away is an approach to Scripture that not only sees questioning as an acceptable part of a healthy faith, but as an absolutely essential part of it.

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This is the book to read!

Derek Flood has something here... Several something's. Having lived most of my life as an inerrantist, conservative evangelical I found his arguments insightful and compelling. I'm glad to be free of the cognitive dissonance that inerrancy entails... No longer worrying about defending scripture and God. My amygdala need not be triggered in a falsely perceived need to defend the inerrancy and infallibility of scripture. This is a fine work, Derek, and I'm a better person for having read it.
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- humblethinker

A new way to hear the Bible story.

Flood explains how all of us can learn to live in love as Jesus intended. We have to learn to love Jesus more than we love the book about Him.
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- Charles

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-20-2015
  • Publisher: Metanoia Books