Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Misunderstood God by Darin Hufford -- a Must Read!

The Misunderstood God by Darin Hufford is just fabulous. It's so anti-religion it isn't even funny. 

How can something be both anti-religion and pro-Christ? Easy!

Christ was anti-religion during His sojourn here on earth as a man. (Duh!) It's what got him crucified! The very term "religion" means "return to bondage"!

Hufford makes the claim -- and as far as I'm concerned, proves it -- that Jesus would be equally hard on Christians as he was on the Pharisees if He were physically on earth today. His tenets have been twisted and turned into something He never intended by denominations north and south, east and west for centuries.

His intention has always been Love. It's His essence, Who he is. 

Hufford has earned my respect for telling it like it is.  If you've turned away from God, considering him schizophrenic, harsh and unpredictable, read this book.  The God you envision and may well have been taught to "fear" is a far cry from the God Who Is.

This book has spoken the thoughts and beliefs of my heart about Who God is and why He pursues us relentlessly, seeking a relationship with the only creature on Earth who can truly "get" Him... because He made us in His image.

We've distorted that image: many denominations (most denominations?) have transformed our Creator and Redeemer from God into Satan. It's no wonder people are tuning away from religion's concept of Him in droves!!!

Well done, Darin. Well done!

Written with a father's heart, this book will convince most Christians to stop trying to scare people away from hell and instead love people into God's outstretched arms.

If you buy one book this year, buy this one.  Then let me know what you think about it.

For ten bucks you can reclaim your faith in God -- or find it for the first time!

1 comment:

Aida said...

What a wonderful review and so very true. I read the original version several years ago and I haven't been the same since. Understanding God's heart of love for me has transformed my life like nothing ever did before.

This book is extremely well writen and I love how Darin draws parallels from his own life as a husband and father to explain God's heart towards us his children. I believe everyone who is seeking to experience God's love would benefit from reading this book.