This section uses a container element to ensure the content looks right on every device. It’s centered with the class “Centered Container.”Doctrinal Statement
As this book goes to publication, humanity is in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, an event of astonishing proportions and alarming implications. Blame is being cast on nations, ethnic groups, political leaders, wrangling legislators, incompetent bureaucrats, and careless citizens. It is easy to hate people we think are to blame for our troubles. Yet, the love of Christ is both counter-intuitive and radical. One of the best ways to show we are the children of God is by loving people we'd rather hate.
My prayer is that, as you read this book, you will gain a broader understanding of the Bible and a sense of how both the past and the future elucidate the present and give us a sense of purpose.
God extends His mercy to His worst enemies—and to ours. Hating our enemies is natural; it requires no training. Nevertheless, people all over the world are honing their skills and teaching their children to hate with ever increasing vehemence, violence, and bloodshed. Two thousand years ago, Jesus of Nazareth alluded to an event recorded in the Old Testament: “And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian” (Luke 4:27). This book is about Naaman the Syrian. Well, not entirely. It’s also about a young slave girl. It’s about a prophet who hated his audience. It’s about a nation the world has treated with contempt and sought to eliminate. It's about me. It's about you.
Please scroll down to "The Beehive" to interact with the author and other readers.
Before you begin, be sure to read this eBook, available on amazon.com. This fictional prologue imagines a historically and geographically plausible scenario that will set the scene for Serves You Right.$0.99 eBookFree pdf
Read this shorter edition and think about the questions for reflection at the end of each chapter. You can record your responses right in the book.Buy Book
This version is designed for those who want to deepen their understanding of the Bible. In addition to the questions for reflection, it contains expanded material on Old Testament narrative, kings, and prophets. Exercises will help you to apply the key concepts of each chapter.Buy Book
Join the conversation, download free resources, and check out the author's blog.
Interact with the author and other readers on Facebook. If you don't have a Facebook account, you can email the author using the form below.
Download free study tools and Leader's Guides for use in growth groups, Sunday school classes, college Bible studies, book clubs, or lunchtime meetings with colleagues. These resources will facilitate discussion and application of the book's ideas.
Don't have Facebook? Leave a comment or review below and we will get back to you and add your post to our Facebook page.
We'll send you an email when we post new content.