About Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God
God is wrath? Or Does God’s Love?
In his famous sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” Puritan revivalist Jonathan Edwards shaped predominating American theology with a vision of God as angry, violent, and retributive. Three centuries later, Brian Zahnd was both mesmerized and terrified by Edwards’s wrathful God. Haunted by fear that crippled his relationship with God, Zahnd spent years praying for a divine experience of hell.
What Zahnd experienced instead was the Father’s love—revealed perfectly through Jesus Christ—for all prodigal sons and daughters.
In Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God, Zahnd asks important questions like: Is seeing God primarily as wrathful towards sinners true or biblical? Is fearing God a normal, expected behavior? And where might the natural implications of this theological framework lead us?
Thoughtfully wrestling with subjects like Old Testament genocide, the crucifixion of Jesus, eternal punishment in hell, and the final judgment in Revelation, Zanhd maintains that the summit of divine revelation for sinners is not God is wrath, but God is love.
About Brian Zahnd
Brian Zahnd is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, Missouri. He is the author of such books as A Farewell to Mars and Beauty Will Save The World. He lives in Missouri with his wife, Peri.
240 pages | Published by WaterBrook
On Sale Date: Aug 15, 2017
Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8
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Brian Zahnd's Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God: The Scandalous Truth of the Very Good News
is the most adept, accessible response to the infamous "Sinners in the
Hands of an Angry God" by Johnathan Edwards. American theology has been
filled with all sorts of images of God -- the immutable, angry,
vengeful God, on the one hand, and the loving God, on the other. Fear
defines that experience of the former, and grace the...
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