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RELATED TITLES UNIQUE SELLING POINTS 978-0-85721-672-4 13.99 Paperback 5 x 7.75 160 pages Christian Life Spiritual Growth Monarch Books Rights NA November 27 2015 God is with us but we often dont see Him at work because we fail to understand who He is or how He works Longtime pastor and director of Open Doors Kurt Bruner explores knowing God as He is rather than as we wish Him to be. Doing so requires confronting some unsettling questions. We celebrate a God who is nicewho rescues rewards and redeems. But what about when He deserts disciplines and damns Is God schizophrenic moving in and out of opposing personalities One minute gentle shepherd the next angry judge How does that reconcilewiththeimageofGodpopularinevangelicalchurches loving forgiving and shepherding us When we worship only part of God we worship a false God. Below the surfaceon the level of reality that goes deeper than sentimental feelingswe know that if God is only love He isnt enough. He must also be absolutely just dreadfully mighty and perfectly holy. He needs to reward what is right. But He also must punish what is wrong. He needs to redeem the lost. But He must also thwart the wicked. Yet we seem to prefer the partial phony to the awful reality. WhyIsntGodNiceunfoldswhyaGodoflovesometimesseems so unloving. And how a person going through hard times can learn to embrace a God who allows such difficult circumstances. Kurt Bruner a graduate of Talbot Seminary is director of Open Doors International Resource Center and pastor of spiritual for- mation at the 10000-member Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall Texas. A former vice president of Focus on the Family he is author of more than a dozen books. He also serves on the adjunct faculty of Dallas Theological Seminary and is president of HomePointe Inc. a network of churches creating a culture of families around the country. 13 THOUGHTFUL BOOKS ISBN 978-0-85721-672-4 9 7 8 0 8 5 7 2 1 6 7 2 4 Why Isnt God Nice Trusting His Awful Goodness Kurt Bruner Against the Flow 978-0-85721-621-2 19.99 10 Lies About God 978-0-8254-2945-3 14.99 Text is focused and accessible Author is well connected to megachurches and Christian media outlets around the country and is invited to speak at many conferences Distinguished author with book sales exceeding 700000 copies