God Distorted: How Your Earthly Father Affects Your Perception of God and Why It Matters (Paperback)

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By John Bishop, Ruth Graham (Foreword by)
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God is not a bigger version of your earthly father.
When you hear the word father, do you think of someone who is loving or angry? Someone who is pleased with you or constantly disappointed? Someone who is always available or someone who is too busy, preoccupied, or distant? When you think of Father God, what images come to mind?
Regardless of the type of father you grew up with or without it is likely that your view of God is influenced by the relationship you had with your father. Author John Bishop wants to help you discover that God is not just like your dad. Instead, God is the Father revealed in Scripture, where the truth is clear. God is a father who is:
always there
up close and personal
fully pleased
in complete control
completely safe
Filled with biblical insight and practical tools for reflection, healing, and restoration, God Distorted will enable you to break free from the lies of the enemy and see your heavenly Father as He truly is.

About the Author

John Bishop is the Senior Pastor and cofounder of Living Hope Church, one of the fastest growing churches in America with campuses in the northwestern United States, Hawaii, and New Zealand. He earned a Masters of Arts in Evangelism and Transformational Leadership from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He and his wife, Michelle, live in Vancouver, Washington with their children David, Katie, and Hannah.

Ruth Graham has written six books including bestselling, In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart (Zondervan 2004) and award-winning, Step into the Bible (Zonderkidz 2007). Ruth is an experienced conference speaker and Bible teacher known for her honesty and authenticity. As founder and President of Ruth Graham & Friends, Ruth seeks to minister God s grace and comfort to those who are hurting and feel alone as well as to equip those who desire to help those who are hurting. Ruth is the third child of Ruth and Billy Graham. She worked in publishing for 13 years as an acquisitions editor and for five years as donor relations coordinator for Samaritan s Purse. She spent one year as Major Gifts Officer at Mary Baldwin College where in 2000 she graduated cum laude and received the Outstanding Adult Student award. She has an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from Eastern University. Ruth has three grown children and six grandchildren. She and her husband, Greg, and his three sons live in Virginia.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781601424853
ISBN-10: 160142485X
Publisher: Multnomah Books
Publication Date: May 21st, 2013
Pages: 221
Language: English