God the What?: What Our Metaphors for God Reveal About Our Beliefs in God by Carolyn Jane Bohler

God the What?: What Our Metaphors for God Reveal About Our Beliefs in God

byCarolyn Jane Bohler

Kobo ebook | October 1, 2008

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We do not have to let go of one sense of God to take up another. Neither do we need to go about challenging old metaphors. What is crucial is to find a metaphoror two, or sixthat creatively point toward what we believe.
from Chapter 1
Let Carolyn Jane Bohler inspire you to consider a wide range of images of God in order to refine how you imagine God to have and use power, and how God wills and makes divine will happenor not. By tapping into your God-given ability to re-imagine God, you will have a better understanding of your own beliefs and how you, God, and the world relate to each other.

Wonderfully fresh and down to earth, Bohler uses playful images, moving stories, and solid scholarship to empower you to break free of old habits and assumptions, whatever your faith tradition. She encourages you to explore new names for God that are not only more consistent with what you believe, but will also deepen and expand your experience of God. Think about… God the Choreographer of Chaos; God the Nursing Mother; God the Jazz Band Leader; God the Divine Blacksmith; God the Divine Physical Therapist; God the Team Transformer … and more.

Carolyn Jane Bohler is lead pastor at First United Methodist Church in Redlands, California, and former senior pastor at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Tustin, California. For twenty-one years she was the Emma Sanborn Toussaint Professor of Pastoral Theology and Counseling at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, and has also served as editor of the Journal of Pastoral Theology. She is author of Opening to God: Guided Imagery Meditations on Scripture (published under the name Carolyn Stahl); When You Need to Take a Stand; and the childrens book God Is Like a Mother Hen and Much, Much More.
Title:God the What?: What Our Metaphors for God Reveal About Our Beliefs in GodFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 1, 2008Publisher:SkyLight Paths PublishingLanguage:English

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