Whomever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it. With these familiar words, A God Who Dreams takes its readers upon an unfamiliar journey, a surprising and often breathtaking ride through Biblical stories we thought we knew, but perhaps don't know so well. With Jesus' summons to childhood as a beginning point, we're asked to take a different approach to the Bible, reclaiming our lost sense of imagination and wonder, open to a larger story. Through the lens of imagination, a theme which runs through so many Biblical narratives from Noah to Abraham to Nicodemus, we find a far more expansive story than we once thought. In the stories of Cain and Abel, the Prodigal Son, Peter's confession and many others, we encounter question after enigmatic question, addressing things we really want to know about the Bible. What's wrong with Adam and Eve eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil? Isn't that something we should know? Once the whirlwind subsides, exactly what is God's answer to Job's questions of pain and suffering? After Peter confesses Jesus as the Christ, why is he rebuked for speaking on Satan's behalf? If thirty pieces of silver are only a few months wages, why did Judas betray Jesus if it wasn't for the money? A God Who Dreams is for those who want to get more out of reading the Bible and who want it to speak more richly to their lives.
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Published June 17, 2009
Religion & Spirituality.