Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
J.B. Phillips' "Your God is Too Small" (now only a few dollars on Amazon) agrees
with you, though his contemporary, C.S. Lewis, does a better job getting it said.
I read the book. The first part was kind of entertaining. But after he finishes pointing all the "too small" ideas of God, I remember being let down by what he had to offer as a remedy - not much.
He critiqued some inadaquate ideas about the Christians faith but had nothing much positive to replace it.
I like J.B Phillips paraphrase NT which I cut my teeth on. But I found that book "Your God is Too Small"
pretty much only good for a chuckle and a smile at some religious folk's ideas of Christianity.
A far better treatment of the matter, IMO, is Witness Lee's book The Allinclusive Christ
- Living Stream Ministry Publishers.
That book presents a vast, extensive, rich, limitless Jesus. Lee takes the Promised Land of Canaan and shows how all its details reveal something about the allinclusive riches of who Christ is.
Essentially everything we need is in Christ. His scope is as wide as the universe itself. Lee makes Christ the promised land in fulfillment.