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Is It Okay to Call God "Mother"?: Considering the Feminine Face of God PaulSmith Is It Okay to Call God Mother Considering the Feminine Face of God This book is a tour de force It is simply magnificent witty scholarly profoundly persuasive blunt prophetic and convicting this slow to believe disciple all over the place Brennan Manning Author

  • Title: Is It Okay to Call God "Mother"?: Considering the Feminine Face of God
  • Author: PaulSmith
  • ISBN: 9781565630130
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback
  • Is It Okay to Call God "Mother"?: Considering the Feminine Face of God PaulSmith This book is a tour de force It is simply magnificent witty, scholarly, profoundly persuasive, blunt, prophetic, and convicting this slow to believe disciple all over the place Brennan Manning, Author of The Ragamuffin Gospel I m not sure what to make of it all, but Paul Smith gives the best arguments I have ever come across for calling God Mother For anyone str This book is a tour de force It is simply magnificent witty, scholarly, profoundly persuasive, blunt, prophetic, and convicting this slow to believe disciple all over the place Brennan Manning, Author of The Ragamuffin Gospel I m not sure what to make of it all, but Paul Smith gives the best arguments I have ever come across for calling God Mother For anyone struggling with how far we should go in using inclusive language, this is must reading Tony Campolo, Eastern College With tender power and wit, Paul Smith challenges the church to biblical fidelity and justice in its worship language How encouraging it is to hear an evangelical male voice affirm the necessity of feminine images of God This outstanding book so clearly and convincingly demonstrates the biblical imperative for inclusive God language that the Christian community can no longer ignore it Jann Aldredge Clanton, Ph.D Chaplain, Baylor University Medical Center, Author of God and Gender and God A Word for Girls and Boys
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    1. I likely first encountered feminine imagery for God mentioned only in passing by Marcus Borg, and followed up on it by reading briefly into verses in both the Hebrew Bible and the Christian testament that exhibited that sort of poetic flexibility It remained something of theological interest to me, but only transformed my own practiced spiritual life when I encountered it for the first time in liturgy An Anglican divinity student at my school, who I first met at an OPIRG meeting, used to deliver [...]

    2. Is it okay to call God Mother The answer is YES I am not kidding when I say that this life has changed my Christian life forever.Looking back I realize that my whole life, I was seeking God the Mother, the Awesome She without even knowing This book has truly opened my eyes about the truths of God s feminine side.Smith perfectly elaborates on what God was inviting us to as S He invited us to call Her Him Father and points out many scriptural verses that point to God s maternal nurturing side I do [...]

    3. Smith s book is an excellent resource addressing the male view towards the feminine image of God Some things he said were a little too Southern Baptist for me, which is why I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars The book is still full of wisdom and his points are well stated, especially when thinking of the volatile atmosphere in the SBC during which this book was published You can tell a little that the book was written in the 90s, though the cartoons and comics add to the book s charm Worth a read Esp [...]

    4. I d give it 3.5 stars Very good explanation of why God contains both masculine and feminine and how our language has distorted that fora really long time It was a little boring at times, jumpy at times, but overall very good I had to remind myself many times that it was written over 20 years ago, and it s still quite progressive, but some of the things the author writes are dated What can you do I d recommend this book to those wondering if it s okay, and why it s than okay it s important to ca [...]

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