Released in the UK July 2023
Released in the US July 2023
Trade paperback | 208 Pages
9781527110168 • £8.99 $12.99
BISAC – REL067030
Atheists often level charges at the God of the Bible as being angry and hateful. They claim that God is a cruel and oppressive megalomaniac. But does this match what Christians claim about Him being a God of love? Belcher’s addition to the Big Ten series addresses this commonly asked question and shows how the God of the Old Testament is the same loving, generous, gracious God that we meet in the person of Jesus Christ. An excellent read for any who struggle to answer questions about the character of God and for those looking to bolster their faith in the God of the Bible.
Richard P. Belcher, Jr.
Richard P. Belcher, Jr. is the John D. and Frances M. Gwin Professor of Old Testament and the Academic Dean at Reformed Theological Seminary Charlotte. He is the author of ‘The Messiah and the Psalms’, as well as commentaries on Genesis, Job and Ecclesiastes and has a decade of pastoral experience.
Despite its small size, this book provides deep and rich reflection on tough texts in the Old Testament. Tackling all the hottest topics head on, Belcher shows that it is atheists, not Christians, who have the toughest case to answer.
Peter J. Williams
Principal, Tyndale House, Cambridge, UK; author, ‘Can We Trust the Gospels?’
Although the New Atheism has now fizzled out, many of its arguments have spread widely into the culture—not least the idea that the God of the Old Testament is mean, vicious and hateful. In this thorough, well researched book, Richard Belcher explores why this argument fails. It will be a helpful addition to any pastor’s library!
Director of Solas (Centre for Public Christianity), UK