The Utopia of a Strange Love: When the Love of God is Mishandled (Paperback)
Anyone who is conversant with Scripture knows prophets get a bad rap. Indeed, they get far more than that. They are rejected, insulted, abused, hated, and even killed. The Old Testament consistently reminds us the only popular prophets are the false prophets. The masses love it when they are told what they want to hear, but they hate it when they are told what they need to hear.
In The Utopia of a Strange Love, Tavares D. Robinson offers us biblical truth in the tradition of the prophets. He is well aware of the sad state of contemporary Western culture, but he puts the bulk of the blame firmly where it belongs-on the contemporary Western church.
A great and vital doctrine like the love of God has been seriously tarnished if not trashed by many contemporary Christians. We have a thoroughly sentimental and syrupy view of the love of God, and we have isolated it from all the other divine attributes, such as His holiness, righteousness, truthfulness, and purity. Thus we have a God who is little different than sinful man and a God who basically just exists to meet our needs and keep us happy.
With this, Tavares Robinson fully concurs. Thus much of this book centers on the God with whom we have so often lost, misrepresented, or eviscerated in so much of today's Christianity. And one of the most common ways of distorting the biblical God is how we use, abuse, and misuse our understanding of the love of God. That is why this book is subtitled, "When the Love of God is Mishandled." And, in this timely, thought-provoking book, he covers:
- When history repeats itself
- The secret meeting
- The agape deception
- Is love the greatest?
- The golden calf of relevance, and more....
A vital teaching like the love of God has been seriously misrepresented. And if our view of God is wrong, then the cross of Christ can be nullified. Robinson challenges readers to get back to the basics and recover the true historical meaning of God's love.