Book Review: “Half Truths” by Adam Hamilton

August 5, 2016 at 2:22 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Adam Hamilton in his new book, “Half Truths book coverHalf Truths” published by Abingdon Press gives us God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say.

From the back cover:   Many of us have simple phrases that we’ve heard over the years and may believe, say to others, and even count on, yet we’ve not carefully examined them. They often sound Christian–like something you might find in the Bible. We’ve all heard these words. Maybe we’ve said them. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways. These are half-truths.

Join bestselling author and pastor Adam Hamilton in this search for the whole truth by comparing common Christian clichés with the wisdom found in scripture. Along with Adam Hamilton, consider these common sayings:

  • Everything happens for a reason.
  • God helps those who help themselves.
  • God won’t give you more than you can handle.
  • God said it, I believe it, that settles it.
  • Love the sinner, hate the sin.

Use of these phrases can lead people to avoid complex issues, be unintentionally hurtful, or even push people away from faith. By taking a clear-eyed look at these half-truths in light of The Bible, we can play a role in encouraging the greater truths found in Jesus Christ.

Have you ever heard, or even said, something believing it to be Biblical truth, then found out the Bible didn’t say that, or anything even close? Pastor Hamilton looks at five sayings that we might consider to be truths from The Bible but are not. Pastor Hamilton is asking us to question these sayings that we may have held deeply and possibly repeated often. Doing so may unnerve and irritate you but it will not make our faith crumble. The good news is by questioning these sayings it may actually grow our faith. I recommend this book for everyone. Have friends and family members that you want to give a gift then this is the book to give them. Everyone should have this book.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from Abingdon Press for this review.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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