Understanding Difficult Scriptures in a Healing Way
Understanding Difficult Scriptures in a Healing Way looks at a few of the scripture passages that are often misunderstood because they seem to present an unloving, frightening or narrow image of God. The authors, using interpretations from some of the best scripture scholars, offer perspectives that have provided healing for themselves and for those whom they have encountered during their retreats. They present examples of only life-giving ways to interpret a few scripture passages so that readers know that such a reading of them is possible. The Linns attempt to present simple criteria that people can use in reading any passage of the Bible so that they come away feeling closer to God, themselves, others and their world. By encouraging readers to read the Bible in ways that enhance their sense of loving connection -- the essential theme of the Bible -- the authors help readers attune themselves to the movement of the Spirit and the whole course of evolution.