In a world of hype, you may buy into the idea that, through Jesus, you'll be healthier and wealthier as well as wiser. So what happens when you become ill, depressed, or bankrupt? Did you do something wrong? Has God abandoned you? 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. Through a series of powerful readings, you'll see that through every type of earthly difficulty, God keeps his promises from Scripture and works all things together for your good.
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 S. Horton (PhD, University of Coventry and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford) is the J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California. A Reformed minister, he also co-hosts the White Horse Inn (whitehorseinn.org) and is editor of Modern Reformation magazine. The author of more than 20 books, his latest is The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way. SPANISH BIO: Michael S. Horton ensena teologia y apologetica en el Seminario Westminster en Escondido, California, donde vive con su esposa Lisa y sus cuatro hijos. Es un prolifico autor, anfitrion de un programa de radio y editor de la revista Modern Reformation.
'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.' -- American Association of Christian Counselors
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