New Book Reveals That God Is More Than a Good Idea

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Author Michael Alex McDonald encourages believers to allow God to be more than just a rational belief in life

God has been described in many ways and has been labeled with many names. In Star Wars, the great series of science fiction movies, George Lucas called God “the Force,” an impersonal but good God which Jedi knights could learn to use for the good of all creatures, human or alien. But however God is portrayed, author Michael Alex McDonald assures everyone that God is very real and that God Is More Than a Good Idea.

McDonald’s book points out a few crucial points that everyone needs to know about the Bible, the all-time best-selling book:

  •     First of all, it was written by people inspired by God.
  •     Second, this inspired book describes God as a perfectly loving parent who wants nothing more than to have an intimate relationship with the people God created.
  •     Third, the Bible describes God as Father, Son and Mother, one true God who is manifested in three persons as the holy trinity.
  •     And finally, this God was willing to become God with us through Jesus Christ

In God Is More Than a Good Idea, McDonald describes how to allow God to be more than a rational belief in your life. “I’m excited about the book,” he says, “because Jesus proved by his every word and action that he was God in the flesh. He simply did everything right. What was his reward for loving us? We tortured and killed him. What was his response to our hatred? He prayed from the cross, ‘Father, forgive them because they don’t know what they are doing’.”

This book covers a lot of ground with the author sharing many of his own personal experiences as he talks about how one can become God’s friend. He believes that there is no point if God is only a good idea. A God who isn't there and doesn't care is like an absent parent, not only worthless, but cruel as well. God's story is much more than another good story, and God is definitely more than an indefinable force, which people can learn “to use for good.” The good news is that God came to our world to help people find love and peace.        

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About the Author
In addition to being an author, Michael McDonald is an ordained minister and a licensed professional counselor in private practice with his wife and partner Rebecca. Besides counseling people who have both mental health and substance abuse problems, they present creative Christian programs using magical illusions, clowning, and ventriloquism.

God Is More Than A Good Idea * by Michael Alex McDonald
Publication Date: September 29, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 185 pages; 978-1-4628-8547-3
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 185 pages; 978-1-4628-8548-0
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