TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE: Finding Hope in a World of Hype by Michael HortonTOO GOOD TO BE TRUE: Finding Hope in a World of Hype by Michael Horton

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE: Finding Hope in a World of Hype

byMichael Horton

Hardcover | May 15, 2006

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In a world of hype, we may buy into the idea that through Jesus, we'll be healthier and wealthier as well as wiser. So what happens when we become ill, or depressed, or bankrupt? Did we do something wrong? Has God abandoned us? As a child, Michael Horton would run up the down escalator, trying to beat it to the top. As Christians, he notes, we sometimes seek God the same way, believing we can climb to him under our own steam. But we can't, which is why we are blessed that Jesus descends to us, especially during times of trial. In Too Good to Be True, Horton exposes the pop culture that sells Jesus like a product for health and happiness and reminds us that our lives often lead us on difficult routes we must follow by faith. This book offers a series of powerful readings that demonstrate how, through every type of earthly difficulty, our Father keeps his promises from Scripture and works all things together for our good.
Michael Horton (PhD, DD) is Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary in California. Author of many books, including The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way, he also hosts the White Horse Inn radio program. He lives with his wife, Lisa, and four children in Escondido, California...
Title:TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE: Finding Hope in a World of HypeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 7.38 × 5.19 × 0.69 inPublished:May 15, 2006Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310267455

ISBN - 13:9780310267454


Table of Contents

contentspart 1: god of the cross1. when tragedy strikes / 112. good news for losers / 223. suffering on purpose / 364. is your god big enough? / 515. is anybody up there? / 666. if we just knew why / 86god let it happenpart 2: god of the empty tomb7. out of the whirlwind / 1098. a new creation / 1309. the true nature of spiritual warfare / 15310. when god goes to a funeral / 172notes / 187

Editorial Reviews

'With solid scriptural exegesis, Michael Horton outlines a theological conceptualization of suffering. Written for both the pastor and lay person, every reader will see God's plan and purpose more clearly and understand that the compensation for belief in God cannot be spent at Walmart.'