• God Behaving Badly (Expanded Edition)

  • Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist and Racist?
  • By: David T. Lamb
  • Narrated by: Al Kessel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Religion & Spirituality
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

God has a bad reputation.

Many think of God as wrathful and angry, smiting people right and left for no apparent reason. The Old Testament in particular seems at times to portray God as capricious and malevolent, wiping out armies and nations, punishing enemies with extreme prejudice. But wait. The story is more complicated than that. Alongside troubling passages of God's punishment and judgment are pictures of God's love, forgiveness, goodness, and slowness to anger. How do we make sense of the seeming contradiction? Can God be trusted or not?

David Lamb unpacks the complexity of the Old Testament to explore the character of God. He provides historical and cultural background to shed light on problematic passages and bring underlying themes to the fore. Without minimizing the sometimes harsh realities of the biblical record, Lamb assembles an overall portrait that gives coherence to our understanding of God in both the Old and New Testaments. This expanded edition includes an updated preface, afterword, and appendix addressing the story of Noah and the flood.

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  • 05-02-22

Very disappointing

I was intrigued by this book’s title and reviews on it and was hoping for a more rigorous and frankly honest examination of the difficult passages in the Old Testament that are had to reconcile with the God we have come to know through Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, the author, like many others on this topic, takes a very defensive approach with some pretty contorted defenses that border on obfuscation. To be fair, I don’t know how you can do otherwise if you believe the Old Testament is the word of God - as opposed to a book written by imperfect men - inspired by God but not always getting it right.