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Made in Our Image: The Fallacy of the User-Friendly God

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Digital imaging can alter a picture so fast it leaves people asking, "What is reality?" Have we bought into a user-friendly, "designer" God of our own? In his eighth provocative primer on Christian living, Pastor Steven Lawson asks if we're seeing a true picture of God these days, or a distorted one designed to fit a popular image on the present cultural canvas? Lawson tac ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 10th 2000 by Multnomah
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Chris Bloom
Mar 20, 2010 Chris Bloom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While the author has a Calvinist viewpoint which I do not share, I found this book interesting and helpful in understanding the fallacious view of God that much of the professing Church has embraced. I agree wholeheartedly that "Santa Christ" is a false and evil doctrine, though I would have liked to see Lawson address other aspects of our wishful-thinking approach to God, specifically as pertains to the modern evangelical embrace of patriotism and the military.

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Daniel
Jan 01, 2010 Daniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All Christians, especially those in any type of ministry.
Excellent book! Lawson challenges the reader to have a Biblical view of God underscoring the fact that unless God's holiness, sovereignty, justice and wrath are understood we will have a faulty view of His grace, love and mercy. The latter attributes are often focused on to the exemption of the former in today's user-friendly atmosphere.
K.
Oct 13, 2008 K. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All professed believers
Steve Lawson is an incredible expositor of the word of God. This insightful book exposed much of my own incorrect preconceived notions of God and just how low my view of God really is in my thoughtlife.
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Dr. Steven J. Lawson is the Senior Pastor of Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama, having served as a pastor in Arkansas and Alabama for the past twenty-nine years. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University (B.B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), and Reformed Theological Seminary (D. Min.)
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