Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall of an important conversation? What about a conversation addressing one of the most difficult aspects of Christian living? You can.
Learning how to wrestle with what we don’t understand about God is a careful proposition. We are not to be flippant with God, nor are we to attribute anything to Him but complete justice and holy perfection. So a book-long conversation, filled with personal experiences and observations, about the awesome and dangerous God we serve seems like a touchy endeavor--and it is.
Linda Clare and Kristin Johnson Ingram pull it off with both honest questioning and reverence for God. Rich Mullins sang that “sometimes God is just plain hard to get,” and this book echoes an “Amen,” but always comes back to the reality of His goodness and His promise to work all things for good for those who love Him.
Are you afraid that your love for Him is waning? You will want to read this book. Are you afraid that your questions are rooted in hurt too deep to heal? Again, this book will help you journey through your fears, while watching the journeys of two others. The authors ask those questions and more, and yet still resolve to jump into the might hand of God, responding like Hwin to Aslan in C.S. Lewis’ The Horse and His Boy, “You can eat me if you like. I would rather be eaten by you; then fed by any other.” What would make one want to face the fierceness of God’s holiness, other than the fierceness of His love for His children? Making Peace with a Dangerous God will help you make that all-important connection for continued trust and dependence on God for all life and living. – Tom Gindorf, Christian Book Previews.com
According to Linda Clare and Kristen Johnson Ingram, calling God dangerous is a more apt description of him than the way we usually want to think about him--gentle, peaceful . . . safe.
In Making Peace with a Dangerous God, these two women, a generation apart, tackle the scary process of falling into the hands of the living God. They're not afraid to confront tough questions like, Can we be confident in a God who handed over our destiny to a baby? Can we trust a God who loves freedom enough to let us choose our own demise?
Clare and Ingram are willing to be open and vulnerable and challenge you to do the same. Through their easy-to-follow yet soul-challenging writing, you will encounter the true God of Scripture, a God who is loving and terrifying and anything but safe.