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They are simple phrases. They sound Christian - like something you might find in the Bible. We've all heard these words. Maybe we've said them. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways.

Join Adam Hamilton in searching for the whole truth by comparing common Christian clichés to the message and ministry of Jesus. The clichés include:

  • Everything happens for a reason.
  • God helps those who help themselves.
  • God won't give you more than you can handle.
  • God said it, I believe it, that settles it.
  • Love the sinner, hate the sin.

©2016 Abingdon Press (P)2016 Abingdon Press

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Not deep, but solid needed message.

Author thoughtfully explains why certain sayings have negatively influenced Christian thought and honestly explains why some of these sayings can be personally hurtful to others and to oneself. Found some application in my work when I deal with those who lost a loved one.

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thought provoking and honest

I found this book to be honest and thought provoking. Even if you don't agree with all that is said, it is important to listen to others' points of view. it has changed my thought processes as a middle aged believer.

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not a biblical view

lopsided points of view, the guy that wrote the book doesn't believe The Holy Bible is the instant word of God.

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great explanation of common phrases

wonderful explanation of how many common religious sayings are not what God or Jesus said or meant. Short read. I have yet to find a book by Hamilton that hasn't helped me to understand the meaning of what it is to be a Christian.

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Great book

Adam Hamilton is a great communicator. He is a kind, gentle soul. I would highly recommend this book.

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Thought provoking

This made me rethink what I have heard my whole life and have even said myself. It was a difficult lesson, but I thank the author for making me think through the fallacy of these statements that run counter to the very foundation of my faith. Excellent! Now I need to listen to this again with a more open mind.

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All Christians should read this!

Adam Hamilton shares his gift of discernment in a clear, loving, non-"preachy" book. See scripture in a new way! Have your bible ready and your life will be changed in a beautiful way.

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A Wake Up Call

I braced myself for criticism and preachy judgment over and again while listening to this, one I would not have chosen except that a friend I respect recommended. I was repeatedly reminded of the goodness of grace and the kindness of love.

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Enlightening and informative

There are so many half truths we've taken as gospel; yet, Adam Hamilton does a great job of putting this half truths into appropriate biblical, scholarly perspective. Highly recommend this book.