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Debra Mecartea

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  • The Skeletons in God's Closet

  • The Mercy of Hell, the Surprise of Judgment, the Hope of Holy War
  • By: Joshua Ryan Butler
  • Narrated by: Conrad Bear
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Is God a sadistic torturer? Coldhearted judge? Genocidal maniac? Unfortunately, our popular caricatures often make him out to be. God has some skeletons in the closet. At least, that's what many of us fear. "How can a loving God send people to hell?" "Isn't it arrogant to believe Jesus is the only way to God?" "What is up with holy war in the Old Testament?" These are difficult questions that our family, our friends, our culture - even we ourselves - are asking.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More unanswered questions

  • By Debra Mecartea on 08-07-17

More unanswered questions

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-17

The author seemed proud that he had answers questions I never had and left the questions I did have unanswered. He tried to interpret away some hard passages, but left me unsatisfied. The reader's voice was rather dull...but maybe it was the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Good Faith

  • Being a Christian When Society Thinks You're Irrelevant and Extreme
  • By: David Kinnamon, Gabe Lyons
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

Many Christians today feel overwhelmed as they try to live faithfully in a culture that seems increasingly hostile to their beliefs. Politics, marriage, sexuality, religious freedom - with an ever-growing list of contentious issues, believers find it harder than ever to hold on to their convictions while treating their friends, neighbors, coworkers, and even family members who disagree with respect and compassion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great perspective!

  • By Joanna Kruth on 06-08-16

Too preachy

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-17

I heard David Kinnamon speak at a conference and I enjoyed the talk. I did not expect the tone of this book. Instead of research and ideas, it was filled with directives. Even when I agreed with the premises I was annoyed.

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