God Can't: How to Believe in God and Love after Tragedy, Abuse, and Other Evils


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Sacrasage Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.69 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Thomas Jay Oord, Ph.D., is a theologian, philosopher, and scholar of multi-disciplinary studies. Oord directs the Center for Open and Relational Theology and the Open and Relational Theology doctoral program at Northwind Theological Seminary. He is an award-winning author and has written or edited over thirty books. A gifted speaker, Oord lectures at universities, conferences, churches, and institutions. Website: thomasjayoord.com


"So much blood, sweat, and tears have been caused by confusing teaching about God's power. Oord clears away the idea that God could set aside all other factors and just make anything at all happen at any time. Thanks, Tom, for guiding us so wisely."

- John B. Cobb, Jr., Professor Emeritus Claremont School of Theology

"So many people have given up on faith because the version of God that was presented to them was, frankly unbelievable ... unworthy of belief by thinking, ethical people. "God Can't" presents an understanding of God that thoughtful, ethical people can believe in."

- Brian D. McLaren, author of The Great Spiritual Migration

"Many people grapple with the problem of a loving God coexisting with pain and suffering. But I know of no book that speaks to the issue with the depth of theological sophistication and psychological sensitivity as "God Can't." This book is a rare combination of depth and accessibility, truly written for the wounded. I recommend it to my students, parishioners, and therapy clients."

- Brad D. Strawn, Evelyn and Frank Freed Professor of the Integration of Psychology and Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary