Victoria, British Columbia (Vocus/PRWEB) February 04, 2011
Many controversies now rage across Christendom about how to interpret the Bible and understand the traditional faith. In the new book God is Not Like That: Making sense of Christianity, A New Look at an Old Faith (published by Trafford Publishing) author and Reverend Diana Spencer strives to provide answers to many inherited problems dating as far back as the earliest years of the Christian Church.
God is Not Like That addresses many of the misunderstandings of Christianity that have arisen over the centuries. God is Not Like That seeks to answer questions and settle doubts that have turned many people into skeptics, and is a timely and necessary contribution to the theological debates of our time. God is Not Like That was written not to divide the Church but to bring warring factions into a common consensus through thought, discussion and a better understanding of the issues involved. While written in straightforward language for ordinary people, God is Not Like That has extensive footnotes and references, which can be used for follow-up if desired. God is Not Like That does not fall into simplistic categories of liberal or conservative but combines both ideas to give an accurate, unbiased approach. On one hand, God is Not Like That may seem liberal in challenging Christians (and Muslims) on the subject of hell, and the ordination of women which Rev. Spencer firmly supports. On the other hand, God is Not Like That is conservative in restating Biblical teaching about the Doctrine of the Trinity and the way of the Cross if we are to follow Christ and abide in Him.
God is Not Like That also restates the original understanding of the Atonement and eternal life being the union with God through Christ, which was largely overlooked in subsequent centuries. Rev. Spencer believes that this will allow readers to come to a better understanding of the Christian beliefs about the nature of God and our salvation.
Bridging the gaps in the Christian faith not resolved in the centuries since the Reformation, God is Not Like That proves an essential tool for anyone seeking a larger context for Christianity in the modern world.
About the Author
The Reverend Diana Spencer was born and educated in England. She attended St. Paul's Girls' School in London. Spencer then went on to St. James' Secretarial College in London and later the University of Victoria in Canada. At the age of 50, Spencer earned her degree in Theology from the College of Emmanuel & St. Chad in Saskatoon, an affiliate of the University of Saskatchewan. After receiving her Theology degree she was ordained to the priesthood in the Anglican Church of Canada, where she worked as the full-time incumbent of a parish for seven years before her retirement. She is now widowed and living in Victoria.
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