This is nothing but heresy, even Arminianism rejects this author's view of God. God's Lesser Glory by Bruce Ware is an excellent book that describes the problems with Open Theism. I can't believe that this is passing as evangelical theology. It is definetely theology but it is not evangelical.
An amazing book! Boyd takes "Open view" from a pure biblical context not tainted by religion or mans doctrine. An excellent read for those who are seeking real truth and liberation from the rules of the Christian religion.
Unlike many of the critics who have written a review, I actually read the book. It is a very interesting view of the future and the people of God. Boyd never says that God can not determine the future and he needs us to do so, he says that God has chosen in some areas of our existence to allow us to choose and help determine his future. Before you cry heresy read it objectively and with as little conservative or liberal bias as possible.
Boyd does an abject disservice to the church, Christendom & to God Himself with the writing of this tome. Boyd uses conjecture and isogesis to offer an ersatz dogma for the openness movement. In doing so, he 'legitimizes' God's inability to do virtually anything without the help of man--I wonder if Mr. Boyd has ever read the book of Romans! This does nothing more than attenuate the gospel message of Christ & His atoning work on the cross.
This is a wonderfully refreshing book that finally presents a docrinally sound alternative to the classical views of God and time in practical and understandable language. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is stuggling with the problem of evil or simply wants to explore theology with an open mind! Amateurish?