in your God-box? Each of us, says author Anne Robertson,
builds our own way of understanding God—our “God-box”—and
fills it up with bits of scripture, wisdom from here and
there, and our experience of God at work in our lives.
It’s a perfectly good way for human beings to puzzle
out who God is and what God means to us. Encountering God
through our human limitations, we learn something about
the meaning of Incarnation.
say that our experience of God is the only valid one is
to put a lid on the box and create an idol. This book
is about examining our God-boxes and bursting them wide open. Blowing
the Lid Off the God-Box starts with the ministry
of Jesus, who blew the lid off everyone’s God-box by
constantly challenging his followers with the unexpected.
Other chapters examine the God-boxes we create with scripture,
worship, and political and social agendas.
world marked by extremism on both the right and left, the
author calls readers to spiritual balance as they learn
to integrate others’ experiences of God, rather than
insisting on their own. This is a thoughtful, scripture-based
book that encourages readers to blow open the lids of their
God-box to find a broader, more open understanding of God
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Robertson is a United Methodist minister who
leads a parish in Dover, New Hampshire. Active in the
Conference of the United Methodist Church, she is a regular
columnist for Zion’s Herald, a national publication. To learn more