In this blog, let me share with you the important reasons why you should read “Is God a Moral Monster.” Let me also briefly go through the lessons you’ll learn from this book.
A religion in crisis
We live in a time and age where Christianity is questioned, ridiculed, and worst, ignored by the majority of this world’s population.
According to statistics, especially in developed countries, atheism is on the rise. More and more people are leaving their affiliated religious groups. Huge church buildings across the Western Countries are abandoned, sold, and converted into commercial establishments.
So, as Christians, it is inevitable that we will meet people who will question our faith. We will meet opposition, objections, and challenges.
If you are not careful, you might as well give up your faith because of the lack of knowledge and skills needed to defend God’s word.
That’s where the book, Is God a Moral Monster comes in.
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Is God a Moral Monster in 3 sentences
The book Is God a Moral Monster is about how to answer some of the most common and sometimes, strongest objections to Christianity. This book primarily looks into the Old Testament and discusses how we can understand why God “seems to be harsh.”
Through this book, you will understand how every action of God in the Old Testament reflects His sovereignty, love, mercy, and justice.
Who is the author of Is God a Moral Monster?
Paul Copan is an authoritative figure in the world of apologetics. He is a renowned professor, author, editor, and speaker who specializes in teaching about Christianity and defending it. He served as the president of the Evangelical Philosophical Society for six years and was a visiting scholar at Oxford University.
Other books that Paul Copan authored, co-authored, and edited include:
- An Introduction to Biblical Ethics: Walking in the Way of Wisdom
- The Apologetics Study Bible: Understand Why You Believe
- That’s Just Your Interpretation
- Dictionary of Christianity and Science: The Definitive Reference for the Intersection of Christian Faith and Contemporary Science
- That’s Just Your Interpretation
Here’s a full list of his books.
What you will learn from the book Is God a Moral Monster?
In this book, you will learn a lot of things about defending your faith.
Here are some of them:
- What are the new atheists’ arguments against the Bible?
- Is God narcissistic?
- Is God jealous?
- Does God promote human sacrifices, bullying, and child abuse?
- Does God value women?
- What does the Bible teach about bride price?
- Does the Bible promote human trafficking, rape, and slavery?
- Does the Bible promote ethnic cleansing?
- Is religion the root of evil?
- Can we be moral without God?
These are just some of the most common questions that you will hear from atheists and skeptics. There are actually more and the Bible discusses these questions in a simple and comprehensive manner.
(If you are looking for more books similar to Is God a Moral Monster, please check, “The 10 Best Books that Prove Christianity is True.”)
Why should you read Is God a Moral Monster?
Here’s the answer:
15 “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear” (1 Peter 3:15).
As responsible and true followers of Christ, we must always be ready to give a defense to everyone.
If someone asks you why God is called a Jealous God, would you be able to answer?
What if someone tells you about the many instances of rape and slavery in the Bible, would you be able to explain them?
Can you satisfactorily answer a skeptic when he presents to you the arguments against your faith?
You and I have a responsibility to know these answers.
We are not to simply base our religion on blind faith.
We can and we should know the answer.
What is more important as well is that we don’t learn these truths for the sake of others, but also for our own sake. By learning the explanations about the difficult passages in the Bible, we also strengthen our faith in the process.
Thankfully, Paul Copan, in his book, will give you a thorough explanation. So, I highly recommend you read through this book.
I have personally read this book and used some of his insights as a basis for my blogs in the past. For example, the explanation I used from my blog, “Is God a Jealous God?”, is from this book.
Where to buy the book Is God a Moral Monster
You can get a copy of this book from Amazon as a kindle, audiobook, or paperback. You can also buy this in other stores locally, especially in Christian stores.
2 thoughts on “Why you should read the book, “Is God a Moral Monster?””
I read the book, and it’s pretty interesting. I learned that atheists call the Old Testament without even really understanding it. The basic message of the Old Testament is – ‘Sinful people will be punished somehow because God is just and righteous.’
Awesome! Yes, I believe people forget that even though God is a God of love, He is also a God of justice.