Lies We Believe About God William Paul Young
  • Title: Lies We Believe About God
  • Author: William Paul Young
  • ISBN: 9781501101397
  • Page: 494
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Lies We Believe About God William Paul Young Lies We Believe About God From the author of the twenty million plus copy bestselling novel The Shack and the New York Times bestsellers Cross Roads and Eve comes a compelling conversational exploration of the wrong headed id
    From the author of the twenty million plus copy bestselling novel The Shack and the New York Times bestsellers Cross Roads and Eve comes a compelling, conversational exploration of the wrong headed ideas we sometimes have and share about God Wm Paul Young has been called a heretic for the ways he vividly portrays God s love through his novels Here he shares twenty eightFrom the author of the twenty million plus copy bestselling novel The Shack and the New York Times bestsellers Cross Roads and Eve comes a compelling, conversational exploration of the wrong headed ideas we sometimes have and share about God Wm Paul Young has been called a heretic for the ways he vividly portrays God s love through his novels Here he shares twenty eight commonly uttered and sometimes seemingly innocuous things we say about God Paul exposes these as lies that keep us from having a full, loving relationship with our Creator With personal anecdotes and sharing the compassion readers felt from the Papa portrayed in The Shack soon to be a major film starring Octavia Spencer, Sam Worthington and Tim McGraw Paul encourages readers to think anew about important issues including sin, religion, hell, politics, identity, creation, human rights, and helping us discover God s deep and abiding love.
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    About William Paul Young


    1. Wm Paul Young is a Canadian author Young was the oldest of four He spend the majority of his first decade with his missionary parents in the highlands of Netherlands New Guinea West Papua , among the Dani, a tribal people When he was six he was sent to a boarding school.The manuscript, that later became The Shack, was intended only for his six kids and for a handful of close friends After multiple rejections by publishers, Young and his friends published the book under the name of their newly created publishing company The Shack was one of the top selling fiction books of 2008 and will be a major motion picture in Spring 2017.Young lives in Happy Valley, Oregon with his wife and has six children and several grandchildren He is also the author of Crossroads, Eve and the non fiction book, Lies We Believe About God.Also published under Wm Paul Young


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    1. I should have known better, you know I m like the cat who just made it to his eighth life It was on the shelf at the bookstore, and I had to poke my nose in and see if it was decent or not Not even being able to finish The Shack, because of theological issues and bad writing, you d think I could have inferred where he stood theologically.I guess I just wanted to give him a chance to say he actually did believe in the God of the Bible, the God of the New Testament To share that the Bible is the o [...]

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    2. Lies We Believe About God is the latest book from the author of The Shack, WM Paul Young The author originally penned The Shack at the request of his wife as a Christmas gift to his six children First published in 2007, this book has sold over 20 million copies and was recently unveiled as a feature film.The Shackstruck a central chord in people, many of whom confess that the storyline helped them overcome personal pain and tragedy, what the author refers to as, the Great Sadness Wes Yoder, who [...]

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    3. Paul Young quotes the Bible about 5 degrees off twisting it to his meanings Gee, where have we seen THAT before When the devil was tempting Jesus he quoted scripture out of context and that is exactly what Paul Young does He also claims that everyone is going to heaven a nice thought, and I dearly wish it were true even though the Bible clearly states that the only way to heaven is through Jesus Christ Don t even bother reading A great concept checking what the Bible actually says instead of vie [...]

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    4. Simply put, this book denies essential truths of the Christian faith He teaches universalism that we don t need to be saved all will get there Ch.13 , denies the reality of hell Ch 15 , tinkers with the Fatherhood of God as in The Shack Ch 7 , denies that sin separates us from God Ch 27 , scoffs at the sovereignty of God Ch 3 , and denies that the atonement was unnecessary Ch 19.These are not simple disagreements or petty squabblings The Apostle Paul boldly asserted But even if we or an angel fr [...]

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    5. I normally hate book titles that are a run on the theme of 10 lies we believe about God , or 10 myths about Christianity Ugh Snippets of popular but heavily cliched epithets that only confirm what the reader probably already suspects, confirming their bias.This book is not that, thankfully These lies are so much insidious, not ones you might hear tossed around during a Sunday morning Although you might These are lies we tell ourselves, subconsciously through our actions.I found it encouraging, [...]

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    6. I didn t love The Shack by William Paul Young I liked that it challenged me to think deeply, but I fundamentally disagreed with a lot of the theological aspects about God as described by it Truly the only way I made it through reading The Shack was to remind myself that it was a work of fiction I wish I d re read my review of The Shack before deciding to request Lies We Believe About God, but I didn t What I did was remember that while I didn t agree with everything William Paul Young said did [...]

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    7. For those, like myself, who argued that Young s The Shack, was heretical and dangerous, this book provides verification of our concerns There is nothing new here It s kind of a baby boomer rebellion universalist work, surely written in response to the popularity of the Shack But really, all the introductory disclaimers aside, this book is a theology text theology according to Young In this topic, there are myriad better books that discuss God as revealed in the Bible If you are interested in sol [...]

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    8. Review to follow.

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    9. Wm Paul Young takes twenty six phrases that are found in many parts of traditional Christianity and shows why they are lies Some of the phrases are commonly spoken verbatim, while others may not be said aloud very often, but are still strongly implied A few of the phrases are twists on traditional sayings, but what many actually mean to say or heard Each of the twenty six are composed as short essays which can be read in a few minutes.Having spent a large part of my life in a mostly traditional [...]

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    10. This is a fresh and honest look at some of the lies that we are taught to so readily accept as truth I don t know that I agree with all of the conclusions made by young here, but I think it s worth a read to gain some perspective.I didn t care for the motif of blindness throughout the book to describe how we tend to embrace these lies Also it would probably be helpful to have read The Shack before reading this one I still haven t and there are a lot of references to it throughout.

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    11. I only gave this book 1 star because you can t give it zero stars and have the rating show After the publishing of The Shack there was endless debate about what Young meant This book should put all of that debate to rest Young spells it out Because of space, the whole book can t specifically be reviewed, but there are a few things that are essential In chapter 13, Young confesses to believing in universal salvation Are you suggesting that everyone is saved That you believe in universal salvation [...]

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    12. This is not Biblical Christianity, this is the gospel according to William Paul Young If he doesn t like a Biblical idea like the atonement, the sovereignty of God, or hell, he just does away with them If there is a Biblical concept he likes, such as the imago dei, he hammers that point home over and over again If God submits to you, that makes you god, and that essentially is what Mr Young is claiming in this book The title is incredibly ironic in light of the lies that infest this book.

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    13. Exceptional What a gift this is for both the churched and the non churched This is a must read for everyone.

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    14. This book would be accurately titled, if it was changed to, Lies I Believe About God by Wm Paul Young The infamous author of The Shack and a couple of other titles , has now come out in plain non fiction to announce his apostasy from Christianity His intentions are otherwise Liberalism and unbelief in the church have always sought to save Christianity, but in their efforts to do so, they always abandon Christianity If you like guys like Brian McLaren challies articles the and Rob Bell, then you [...]

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    15. Mind blowingI have been a fan of the author for a few years, but this is by far my now favorite book of his After many years, since my childhood, I have had this image of who God was For the past year and half, I have struggled with that said image and it made me angry and want to abandon my beliefs This book has being to change my mind and life I could not put it down It spoke right to my soul and every thought I had about God, and knowing something was not right There were times I wanted to sc [...]

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    16. Twenty eight vignettes offer readers new ways of looking at commonly held beliefs about the nature and character of God Meant to encourage discussion and introspection, not to change individually held beliefs, these are thought provoking ideas designed to prompt readers to examine their convictions in light of what scripture reveals Rather than being theological, the narrative encourages readers to explore as it provides a starting point for consideration and discussion as it seeks to bring read [...]

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    17. The one thing missingI liked the book and recommend it, but he didn t address my biggest problem with God and that is why God doesn t stop Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot or Trump and the Republicans

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    18. Denies major key principals of the Christian faith that have been wrestled with for centuries.

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    19. Really a 1.5 Perhaps there are those out in the world who would find value and meaning to this book.As I had read the Shack and thoroughly enjoyed it I thought that I would enjoy Lies We Believe About God Instead in Young s most recent offering we are bombarded with his views of God and Christian theology As I read I came to the conclusion that Young believes the Christian Bible as it is written By the later half of the book it became very preachy which I did not particularly enjoy.By Chapter 9 [...]

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    20. Young, author of The Shack, gives us his thoughts on the character of God He says he is not presenting certainty but is establishing a conversation over rearranging his theology Each chapter contains a statement he once believed and then his exploration of his change in belief.While I do not agree with much or most of what Young says, I do think this book is good in that it makes us look at what we do believe about God Young portrays a God he can live with, understand, and like He is a God who l [...]

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    21. parts of this were really amazing, but i do disagree with the author on some things and it bothered me a lot that he kept talking about his other book

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    22. I knew I wanted to read this book after one of Oprah s Super Soul Sundays videos It was a fascinating read by someone of a faith different than my own I love his outside the box presentation of an ultra loving, super supportive God and think it would be fun to have an actual sit down conversation with the author Though some of his stated lies we believe I did not agree with, the he explained himself, the I kept liking him and his beliefs I think my favorite chapters were in the beginning of th [...]

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    23. Mr Young is an amazing author While not his typical fictionl of which I ve read and lovedis book carries the honesty and forthrightness that is present in all he writes I particularly liked references to The Shack, as it gave me not only a better understanding of what this book presented, but also the particular scenes in The Shack I ve already recommended this to my friends, and would recommend it to all who are looking, maybe not for answers there where few concepts presented that I didn t imm [...]

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    24. What is interesting about this book is that the reviews tend to be quite high or quite low I read this book to the best of my ability with an open mind and found I agree with almost all of Mr Young s principals The reviews don t talk much about how is was written but what it was written about Sometimes when our beliefs are challenged it doesn t set well.

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    25. This book has opened the door of my heart to the things I wonder about in my walk with the Lord At times it will shake your thinking and with much prayer lead you to truth about our Father whom we lo g to be loved by Enjoy the journey for yourself.Don t let preconceptions rob you from the journey of knowing the one who loves you most Father God Enjoy and Breathe.

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    26. Review to come

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    27. I really liked this book The author thinks out of the box and I know that can scare some people so some will not like this book But it will be one I recommend.

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    28. Really enjoyed this book by author of The Shack Love his theological perspective Uplifting

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    29. I ve only read one chapter and I m already taken abackd not in a positive way.

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    30. I don t like reading books about God and what mankind believes about God I have my own beliefs and most of the time they aren t the same as what churches believe That s why I don t go to church I ve been wanting to read The Shack for a while now but this book came through the library where I work so I checked it out To me most of the book is a no brainer Things I already believe So this wasn t anything new and exciting for me I gave it 3 stars because it was ok I like some of the stories behind [...]

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