Universalism, salvation, and what the early church believed
"A perfect cocktail of disgusting lies."
Contrary to what some may say, this book, rather than being the product of a demonic lie, is an open and honest set of answers to the questions wrestled with by countless Christians the world over. And while nothing in Heretic! is completely unique—that is, much of the theology contained herein goes as far back as Christianity itself—Distefano creatively puts his unique perspective and humor onto the pages with care. Refreshing and liberating, this is a must read for any who dare question their inherited doctrines.
Matthew Distefano discusses what inspired him to write Heretic!, the story behind the book's "endorsements", and why he's donating the first month's royalties.
Heretic! is a witty and thought-provoking book that discusses:
The inerrancy of Scripture and how to approach the Old and New Testaments
What the Bible really says regarding homosexuality
What the cross reveals about God and sacrifice
If predestination, free will, and the doctrine of hell hold up
What the wrath of God is and whether or not He is violent
"The heart of this project is love. Love is the reason I do what I do, and, in fact, is the reason why any of us exist in the first place. So, my goal is to spread love and to proclaim...that love wins! All else is just the particulars, which this book attempts to decipher."
Matthew J. Distefano is the author of 4 books, including the best-selling From the Blood of Abel: Humanity's Root Causes of Violence and the Bible's Theological-Anthropological Solution. He blogs at Patheos, is married, and has one daughter. You can find him at www.allsetfree.com.Visit his blog