Item description for Pick a God, any God by Doris Neumann & Doug Olson...
Overview It is peculiar we Americans take the notion of God so lightly. And many who do have a real interest are shedding the skin of traditional Christianity, hoping to reinvest in a more tolerant "higher power." But the religious world is littered with contradictions, absurdities, and mediocrity, and a lifetime of God-swapping has left a lot of hearts full of emptiness. Pick a God, any God encourages the reader to bear in mind that: No religion can be wholly understood by following its followers. The "all ideas about God are right" approach is not only implausible, it's impossible. The truth can sometimes feel "foreign" because it is not manmade. If half of the world's population denies the existence of God, that doesnt make Him go away. Just the same, no amount of wishing will make Him real. We tend to dilute the majesty of God in our quest to fully understand Him. Because we treat our opinions as though they replace truth, our inquiry into real truth becomes sedated. We must refuse to be ignorant. If we choose to customize God, He will become whatever we decide. We have then become His creator. He will house our limitations, our inconsistencies, and our mortality. Our God will be us. So, just about the time we may need him the most, he'll be dead. www.pickagod.com
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.69" Weight: 0.69 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2003
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 1591602513 ISBN13 9781591602514
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A stirring spiritual testimony about a difficult subject Aug 9, 2003
Collaboratively written by Doug Olson and Doris Neumann, Pick A God Any God is a stirring spiritual testimony about a difficult subject - that of widely diverse perspectives of God as interpreted among the world. Introducing the reader to a wide diversity of religious perspectives ranging from Mormonism, to Bahai, Zen, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, viewpoints on Lucifer, and more, Pick A God Any God is far more than simply a dispassionate survey of world faiths - it is reading that charges the reader with the importance of keeping a clear mind and heart in the quest for enlightenment, faith and understanding. Pick A God Any God is a very highly recommended addition to personal reading lists and Religious Studies reference collections.
A Challenge to all Faiths Oct 21, 2002
This book reads easily, yet is intelligent and comfortably thought-provoking. It definitely challenges how anyone might interpret the concept of God, and offers some interesting insights without being too pushy. There is a little humor mixed in where appropriate, and even in some places that might not be deemed "politically correct" by some readers. If you're the type who tends to get wrapped up in discussions about God, or just spiritual sorts of stuff, this book gives a lot of "inside" info about how people around the world have defined God, or decided there is no God. It offers the kind of details that make you think, "Geez, I didn't realize that...", which is just the stuff that is fun to add to relative conversations. The concepts of reincarnation, karma, and even the Devil himself are all discussed with intelligent reasoning. The book is a good investment for anybody who is unsure of their own perception of God, and an even better investment for those who think they know everything about God.
Also recommended: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis Your God is Too Small by J.B. Phillips Darwin's Black Box by Michael Behe