The controversial Bible scholar and author of The Evolution of Adam recounts his transformative spiritual journey in which he discovered a new, more honest way to love and appreciate God’s Word.
Trained as an evangelical Bible scholar, Peter Enns loved the Scriptures and shared his devotion, teaching at Westminster Theological Seminary. But the further he studied the Bible, the more he found himself confronted by questions that could neither be answered within the rigid framework of his religious instruction or accepted among the conservative evangelical community.
Rejecting the increasingly complicated intellectual games used by conservative Christians to “protect” the Bible, Enns was conflicted. Is this what God really requires? How could God’s plan for divine inspiration mean ignoring what is really written in the Bible? These questions eventually cost Enns his job—but they also opened a new spiritual path for him to follow.
The Bible Tells Me So chronicles Enns’s spiritual odyssey, how he came to see beyond restrictive doctrine and learned to embrace God’s Word as it is actually written. As he explores questions progressive evangelical readers of Scripture commonly face yet fear voicing, Enns reveals that they are the very questions that God wants us to consider—the essence of our spiritual study.
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The writing style is a little hard to follow sometimes and takes awhile to get to the point occasionally but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Very helpful, thought provoking, and encouraging.
Might have just changed my life
As a theology nerd, I loved this book. As a former Southern Baptist, I needed this book. Made me look at God and Jesus and pretty much the whole thing in a new light. Happy to be a God wrestler, especially since I know I can rock a mask and cape.
After going through the worst part of my life and still trying to seek the meaning, I'm grateful for the experience of this book. Thank you Enns for showing that the Truth indeed sets you free.