Healing the Gospel

  • by Derek Flood
  • Narrated by Dan McGowan
  • 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Why did Jesus have to die? Was it to appease a wrathful God's demand for punishment? Does that mean Jesus died to save us from God? How could someone ever truly love or trust a God like that? How can that ever be called ''Good News''? It's questions like these that make so many people want to have nothing to do with Christianity.
Healing the Gospel challenges the assumption that the Christian understanding of justice is rooted in a demand for violent punishment, and instead offers a radically different understanding of the gospel based on God's restorative justice. Connecting our own experiences of faith with the New Testament narrative, author Derek Flood shows us an understanding of the cross that not only reveals God's heart of grace, but also models our own way of Christ-like love. It's a vision of the gospel that exposes violence, rather than supporting it - a gospel rooted in love of enemies, rather than retribution. The result is a nonviolent understanding of the atonement that is not only thoroughly biblical, but will help people struggling with their faith to encounter grace.

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God Is Love

The more a person draws near to God through prayer and individual devotions, the more questions a person has about the popular interpretation of the scriptures. How can a loving God kill his own son? How can a loving God condone punitive justice and vengeance? This book answers those questions and many more. This is such an important book. Reading it improves and enhances the spiritual health of anyone who is willing to read it with an open mind.
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- Bubbly sea

The book I've been longing for!

A compelling, practical, and transformative message grounded in solid scriptural narrative, historical research, and sociological analysis.
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- Trinity12

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-24-2013
  • Publisher: Derek Flood