Surprised by a Paradoxical God by Jim Norris
Finding Truth Masquerading as Contradiction

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God claims to be sovereign, giving rise to the phrase which is ubiquitous in Christian circles: “God is in control.” But Scripture also says, “The whole world is under the control of the evil one” (1 John 5:19). So which is it? Is God in control? Or is Satan in control? Similarly, God simultaneously claims to be the God of justice and the God of mercy. How can this be, since justice and mercy are opposites? And if God is unlimited as he claims, why does he limit himself in dealing with our obviously flawed world? These and similar questions are explored in this book. Each chapter will analyze a seemingly contradictory facet of our multifaceted God. Analyzing God—that is the subject of this book. “Theology” would be a more formal descriptor. But there is nothing formal about this book. This will not be a neat and tidy walk through academia. Rather, this will be a book about hard truths from an author who wrestled them all the way to the brink of faithlessness and back.

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Jim Norris has an MBA degree from UNC Chapel Hill, a BAS degree from Guilford College, and an AAS degree from Forsyth Technical College. He received his formal Theological training from Piedmont Baptist College & Graduate School. He received his informal Theological training in the difficult trenches of life.
Published December 2, 2011 by Otter Island Publishing. 206 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality.

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At the end of the day, Norris writes, “It’s just that sometimes truth has more than one side.” For a devotional writer, Norris is refreshingly well read;

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