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Chasing an Elusive God

The Bible's Quest and Ours

Ray Vincent


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Is there anyone up there to hear our cries for help? Will there ever be justice in this world? Why do we suffer? Is there life after death? Is there a meaning in history? How will it all end? Is there a God? What do we mean by God anyway? The answers are in the Bible, some say. But are they? This book is a guide to reading the Bible not to find answers but to hear the urgency of the questions and to realise that those who wrote the Bible were searching too. They searched in many different ways. Sometimes what they say seems alien to our way of thinking. Sometimes we feel they are kindred spirits. Sometimes they challenge us to think again. Often they argue with one another, and as we read their words and respond to them we become part of the ongoing conversation. This, rather than false notions of authority, is what makes the Bible relevant and exciting.

John Hunt Publishing, 9781846947148, 203pp.

Publication Date: March 16, 2013

About the Author

Ray Vincent is a Baptist minister. He studied at Regent's Park College. Oxford, and later gained the M.Th. of Glasgow University for a dissertation on the question of the New Testament Canon. He has now retired from full-time ministry and is an Associate Chaplain at the University of Glamorgan,