A.W. Tozer once wrote, "What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." Simply put, our everyday lives, our interactions with others, and even our self-perceptions are impacted by the image we hold of God. Unfortunately, the way we view our perfect God has been twisted by the imperfect relationships we have had with our earthly fathers. Having spoken to countless teens and adult men and women who struggle to reconcile the concept of their heavenly father with the reality of their earthly one, John Bishop's heart aches to help those with "daddy issues" overcome their spiritual and emotional wounds in order to truly love God and others.
God is not a bigger version of your earthly father.
When you hear the word "father," do you think of someone who is loving…or angry? Someone who is pleased with you…or constantly disappointed? Someone who is always available…or someone who is too busy, preoccupied, or distant? When you think of "Father God," what images come to mind?
Regardless of the type of father you grew up withor withoutit is likely that your view of God is influenced by the relationship you had with your father. Author John Bishop wants to help you discover that God is not just like your dad. Instead, God is the Father revealed in Scripture, where the truth is clear. God is a father who is:
• always there
• up close and personal
• fully pleased
• in complete control
• completely safe
Filled with biblical insight and practical tools for reflection, healing, and restoration, God Distorted will enable you to break free from the lies of the enemy and see your heavenly Father as He truly is.
JOHN BISHOP is the founding and senior pastor of Living Hope Church, which has grown from four families to nearly five thousand weekly attendees. John has a master's degree in leadership and evangelism, and is an international speaker with a passion to both encourage and challenge pastors to propagate what matters most to the heart of God: reaching the lost. John lives with his wife, Michelle, and their three children in Battle Ground, Washington.
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