Saving God from Religion: A Minister’s Search for Faith in a Skeptical Age

Convergent. Jan. 2020. 240p. notes. ISBN 9781984822512. $25;. REL
Meyers’s (philosophy, Oklahoma City Univ.; Saving Jesus from the Church) gifts as a preacher are on full display in this latest work. He has the ability to connect meaningfully such dissimilar topics as John Lennon’s song “Imagine” and words from the letters of the Apostle Paul. One has the sense in reading the book that Meyers is as comfortable musing on the hidden nature of the quantum world as he is conveying ever new depths to his richly interpreted Bible stories. The work is illuminated throughout by intriguing metaphors (the luminous web) and by conversations with parishioners. This style of narrative helps diversify or loosen the ideas about God that we’ve adopted over time.
VERDICT More conversational than theological, Meyers reveals a God that is expansive, mysterious, and immediate. This book will appeal to those who enjoy popular, probing works on religion.
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