Not What You Think

Not What You Think

Why the Bible Might Be Nothing We Expected Yet Everything We Need

Book - 2019
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Baker & Taylor
"Not What You Think, by millennial thought leaders Michael and Lauren McAfee, is an invitation to encounter the Bible--the most contested, controversial book in history--with fresh eyes and an open mind. And when we do, we just might be surprised to learn that this ancient book is nothing we expected, yet everything we've been searching for"--

Zondervan House
Not What You Think, by millennial thought leaders Michael and Lauren McAfee, is an invitation to encounter the Bible--the most contested, controversial book in history--with fresh eyes and an open mind. And when we do, we just might be surprised to learn that this ancient book is nothing we expected, yet everything we've been searching for.

So, you're skeptical about the Bible . . .  well guess what: you're not alone.

The Bible is seen by many contemporary readers as intolerant, outdated, out of step with societal norms at best, and a tool of oppression at worst. In this earnest and illuminating read, millennial thought leaders and aspiring theologians Michael and Lauren McAfee are here to say: fair enough. But they're also here to raise a few questions of their own: What if we cleared the deck on our preconceptions of this book and encountered it anew? What if we came with the understanding that our questions are welcome? And what if these pages presented less of a system to figure out, and more of a story to step into - a story with more surprising plot twists than we might think?

Michael and Lauren spent their childhoods in church and Sunday school, they spent part of their twenties finding their way in the world in New York City, and today they're shaping their careers while pursuing doctoral studies in theology and ethics. Along the way, they've had to wrangle very real questions - both their own, and of their friends - about why, where, and how the most controversial book in history fits in our world today.

Not What You Think not only blows the dust off dated misperceptions of this ancient book, it engages the problems of this book head-on - the parts that make modern readers squeamish, skeptical, and uncertain. Join Michael and Lauren as they explore the nature of the Bible - an ancient mosaic of story, literature, history, and poetry - and what it means for this generation and its relationship with God.  Ultimately, Not What You Think is an invitation to come and see, and be surprised.



Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI :, Zondervan,, [2019]
ISBN: 9780310355212
0310355214
Characteristics: 208 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: McAfee, Lauren Green - Author

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