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The Trivialization of God: The Dangerous Illusion of a Manageable Deity

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Trivializing God has always been the temptation for the people of God. We trivialize God into a god who will be manifest and useful in this confusing world, a god who will fit the contours of our individualistic desires. McCullough asserts that we will truly know God only when He, in His own time and way, reveals Himself to us.
Hardcover, 172 pages
Published July 1st 1995 by NavPress Publishing Group
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Angelia Poole
An Eye-Opening Experience!

This is heavy reading that is most definitely not for the faint of heart. The difference between our view of God and the reality of God may easily result in our trivialization of Him. Donald W. McCullough takes the time to expose the manageable deities that we create when we refuse to relinquish our self-will to the Sovereign God, but fervently endeavor to scale Him down to a genie Who will quickly produce the items outlined on our wish lists. McCullough contends that b
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Dean Summers
"The preacher may be delivering a half-baked sermon, thrown together with as much doubt as faith, and the hearers may be distracted by strained efforts to quiet gassy stomachs or irritated from fighting with a spouse on the way to church or worried about a visit to the doctor, but when the gospel is preached, to use Bonhoeffer’s image, Christ walks among his people. It’s the miracle of Christmas all over again: Christ clothes himself in humanity, spurning the language of angels to speak with the ...more
Mark-robyn
This book was powerful in its awakening in my spirit as to how poorly I revere God and replace him with alternative deities. I was especially enriched by McCullough's discussion as to how the grace of God and the holiness of God inter-mingle. It was a book that will continue to challenge me to live at a higher place of both grace and awe.
Peter
Speaks strongly about the way modern people attempt to make God fit their own limited ability to understand.
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