Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe uncovers ten common misbeliefs that keep us from experiencing God, who God is and how much he loves us. With humor and keen insight, Gary Kinnaman exposes our erroneous thoughts, and challenges us to cultivate a stronger, more mature faith in Christ.
Gary Kinnaman contends that many Christians are blinded by what he calls "popular and nonbiblical notions" of God. Applying personal anecdotes, stories from the lives of others, and a large dose of humor, the author challenges ten beliefs that are obstacles to the experience of God's love and providence. With a lighthearted touch, the author rescues readers from stubborn religious lies, such as God grades on a curve; the better you are, the bigger the blessing. And whoppers, such as if God leads you to something, everything will work out just great. Witty and engaging, Kinnaman may offend Christians of all traditions as he provokes them to think more deeply about their faith and their behavior.
Gary D. Kinnaman served as senior pastor of Word of Grace Church in Mesa, Arizona, for 25 years. He now serves as pastor-at-large, mentoring and networking church, government, and marketplace leaders serving the Phoenix area. He is also chairman of the Governor's Council on Faith and Community. Gary is the author of 10 books, including Seeing in the Dark: Getting the Facts on Depression and Finding Hope Again. He and his wife, Marilyn have three children and eight grandchildren.