There is a famous John Wesley sermon, called “In the Hands of an Angry God,” which was very well known and its content is clearly stated in its title. This sermon, among other things has helped contribute to an overarching view of God as angry and vengeful. This is a very unfortunate misnomer as God is a loving God. Yet the parts of the Bible that paint a different picture often get more attention than everything good and lovely about God.
Brian Zahnd writes In the Hands of a Loving God, to show the loving side of God and to dispel the wrathful visions we have. He examines the different places where are beliefs come from and gives more to think about. Zahnd is able to bring to the argument lots of important things as he explores the difference between the Old and New Testaments and even brings Christ as above the Bible. His argument is well thought out and understandable.
This book is packed with wonderful content to help you further explore the concept of God as loving rather than vengeful. Zahnd is easy to read and I found myself underlining numerous passages because they were profound and simple. This is definitely a book I want to keep on my shelves for the future.
Disclaimer: I received this book free through the Blogging for Books Reviewer program in exchange for my honest review.