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If God is love, don't be a jerk : finding a faith that makes us better humans / John Pavlovitz.

Pavlovitz, John, (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780664266844
  • ISBN: 0664266843
  • Physical Description: viii, 233 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Louisville, Kentucky : Westminster John Knox Press, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes discussion guide (pages 215-223).
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-233).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: You Had One Job -- 1. Unboxing God -- 2. Scary Bedtime Stories -- 3. The Sh*t Is Never Getting Together -- 4. Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk -- 5. The Dude Abides -- 6. Made in America -- 7. Oh, Hell No! -- 8. Let Them Eat Cake -- 9. Doppelganger God -- 10. Good Book, Lousy Hammer -- 11. GodFundMe -- 12. Inside Job -- 13. A Semi-Pro-Life Movement -- 14. Holy Ferocity -- 15. Love Your Damn Neighbor -- 16. The Church of Not Being Horrible -- 17. High Horses and Better Angels -- 18. The Gospel according to You.
Summary, etc.:
"John Pavlovitz examines the bedrock ideas of our religion: the existence of hell, the utility of prayer, the way we treat LGBTQ people, the value of anger, and other doctrines to help all of us take a good, honest look at how the beliefs we hold can shape our relationships with God and our fellow humans--and to make sure that love has the last, loudest word"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Christian life.
Conduct of life.
Love > Biblical teaching.
Theology, Doctrinal.
Christian life.
Conduct of life.
Love > Biblical teaching.
Theology, Doctrinal.
Christian life.
Conduct of life.
Love.
Doctrinal theology.

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If God Is Love, Don't Be a Jerk : Finding a Faith That Makes Us Better Humans
If God Is Love, Don't Be a Jerk : Finding a Faith That Makes Us Better Humans
by Pavlovitz, John
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If God Is Love, Don't Be a Jerk : Finding a Faith That Makes Us Better Humans


Thou Shalt Not Be Horrible. Imagine for a moment what the world might look like if we as people of faith, morality, and conscience actually aspired to this mantra. What if we were fully burdened to create a world that was more loving and equitable than when we arrived? What if we invited one another to share in wide-open, fearless, spiritual communities truly marked by compassion and interdependence? What if we daily challenged ourselves to live a faith that simply made us better humans? John Pavlovitz explores how we can embody this kinderkind of spirituality where we humbly examine our belief system to understand how it might compel us to act in less-than-loving ways toward others. This simple phrase, "Thou Shalt Not Be Horrible," could help us practice what we preach by creating a world where: spiritual community provides a sense of belonging where all people are received as we are; the most important question we ask of a religious belief is not Is it true?but rather, is it helpful? it is morally impossible to pledge complete allegiance to both Jesus and America simultaneously; the way we treat others is the most tangible and meaningful expression of our belief system. In If God Is Love, Don't Be a Jerk, John Pavlovitz examines the bedrock ideas of our religion: the existence of hell, the utility of prayer, the way we treat LGBTQ people, the value of anger, and other doctrines to help all of us take a good, honest look at how the beliefs we hold can shape our relationships with God and our fellow humans--and to make sure that love has the last, loudest word.