Your God is Too Small: A Guide for Believers and Skeptics Alike  -     By: J.B. Phillips
Buy Item $9.99 Retail: $13.00 Save 23% ($3.01) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist
Buy eBook Begin reading in seconds $9.99 eBook Details

Your God is Too Small: A Guide for Believers and Skeptics Alike

Touchstone / 2004 / Paperback

$9.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $13.00
|
Save 23% ($3.01)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW255097

Current Promotions
  • Other Formats (2)
Other Formats (2)
Description
Availability
Price
Add
Include
  1. In Stock
    $9.99
    Add To Cart
    0
    $9.99
  2. In Stock
    $9.99
    Retail: $13.00
    Add To Cart
    $9.99

Product Description

In Your God Is Too Small, J. B. Phillips explains that the trouble facing many of us today is that we have not found a God big enough for our modern needs. In a world where our experience of life has grown in myriad directions, and our mental horizons have been expanded to the point of bewilderment by world events and scientific discoveries, our ideas of God have remained largely static. It is nearly impossible, Phillips argues, for an adult to worship the conception of God that exists in the mind of a child of Sunday-school age, the "God-in-a-box" notion, limiting God to such inadequate conceptions as "Resident Policeman," "Grand Old Man," "Meek-and-Mild," and "Managing Director." As a result of these insufficient ideas of God, many people live with an inner dissatisfaction, without any faith at all.

Your God Is Too Small explores the ways in which we can find a truly meaningful and constructive God for ourselves, big enough to account for our current experience of life and big enough to command our highest admiration and respect.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Touchstone
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 8.44 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0743255097
ISBN-13: 9780743255097
Availability: In Stock

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. Gods at War: Defeating the Idols That Battle for Your Heart
    Gods at War: Defeating the Idols That Battle for Your Heart
    Kyle Idleman
    Zondervan / 2012 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 40% ($6.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 59 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW318842
    Video
  2. Resurrection Eggs, 20th Anniversary Edition
    Resurrection Eggs, 20th Anniversary Edition
    Familylife / Other, N/A
    $14.99 Retail: $19.99 Save 25% ($5.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 72 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW06515X
  3. Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of  Jesus
    Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus
    Kyle Idleman
    Zondervan / 2011 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 40% ($6.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 355 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW331933
    Video
  4. Grace Walk: What You've Always Wanted in the Christian Life
    Grace Walk: What You've Always Wanted in the Christian Life
    Steve McVey
    Harvest House Publishers / 2005 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $13.99 Save 29% ($4.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 20 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW916393

Publisher's Description

This forty-year-old Christian classic and bestseller is a study group favorite; this book challenges readers’ conventional views about God and encourages them to search for a meaningful redefinition of a higher power that is relevant to contemporary existence.

Your God is Too Small is a groundbreaking work of faith, which challenges the constraints of traditional religion. In his discussion of God, author J.B. Phillips encourages Christians to redefine their understanding of a creator without labels or earthly constraints and instead search for a meaningful concept of God. Phillips explains that the trouble facing many of us today is that we have not found a God big enough for our modern needs. In a world where our experience of life has grown in myriad directions and our mental horizons have been expanded to the point of bewilderment by world events and scientific discoveries, our ideas of God have remained largely static. This inspirational work tackles tough topics and inspires readers to reevaluate and connect more deeply with a God that is relevant to current experience and big enough to command respect and admiration.

Author Bio

J.B. Phillips died in 1983. A canon of the Anglican church, his works include The Newborn Christian and his highly acclaimed translation The New Testament in Modern English.

Editorial Reviews

Churchman Highly recommended for skeptics and believers alike.

Product Reviews

4.8 Stars Out Of 5
4.8 out of 5
(3)
(1)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Quality:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
Value:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
100%
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
SORT BY:
SEE:
Displaying items 1-4 of 4
Page 1 of 1
  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    My God WAS too small!
    January 7, 2015
    Butterfly Girl
    This little book is a challenge to read, and it must be read thoughtfully and slowly. The challenge was to the limits we put on God; the box we put God in because of the limits of our human understanding. We cannot fathom His power, His love, His knowledge, His conquest and defeat of Sin & Death. But once that is realized, that He is beyond our limited understanding, then we can accept the limitless love that was born in Bethlehem to save us; and like St. Paul, we "get" it.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    December 7, 2009
    Bob Brown
    A classic. And still invaluable as a tool for approaching the issue of the Christian God, without resorting to scriptural citations.
  3. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    May 17, 2008
    Stacey
    "Your God Is Too Small" by J.B Phillips is a bit difficult to get through because of the old-fashioned language, but gaining an understanding of the fallacies we choose to believe about God is well worth the effort required to read this book. The key to completion is to read only one concept at a time, and to completely understand the text before moving on. I frequently found my mind drifting, but stopped when I realized what was happening and re-read the passage. Thankfully the "chapters" are short, so re-reading is not too great an effort. And the rewards reaped are worth it - a greater understanding of God.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    September 19, 2007
    Jason Day
    This is a classic work that should be read by all. Phillips masterfully describes the usual traps our minds have fallen into with skewed pictures of God. Then he helps us see God as He truly is.
Displaying items 1-4 of 4
Page 1 of 1

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Related Products

  1. The New Testament in Modern English, Student Edition, Softcover, Revised Edition, Green
    The New Testament in Modern English, Student Edition, Softcover, Revised Edition, Green
    J.B. Phillips
    Touchstone / 1996 / Trade Paperback
    $11.49 Retail: $15.99 Save 28% ($4.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 16 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW88490
  2. Phillips' New Testament in Modern English, Softcover
    Phillips' New Testament in Modern English, Softcover
    J.B. Phillips
    Simon & Schuster / 1980 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $16.99 Save 29% ($5.00)
    3.5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW482633X
  3. Water From Stone: When Right Christian Living Has Left You Spiritually Dry
    Water From Stone: When Right Christian Living Has Left You Spiritually Dry
    M. Wayne Brown
    NavPress / 2004 / Hardcover
    $1.99 Retail: $16.99 Save 88% ($15.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW34719
  4. Friendly Letter to Skeptics and Atheists: musings on Why God is Good and Faith Isn't Evil
    Friendly Letter to Skeptics and Atheists: musings on Why God is Good and Faith Isn't Evil
    David G. Myers
    John Wiley & Sons / 2008 / Hardcover
    $15.26 Retail: $16.95 Save 10% ($1.69)
    Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
    CBD Stock No: WW290279

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search