Book Review | The Very Good Gospel

The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right
by Lisa Sharon Harper

When I first agreed to review The Very Good Gospel by Lisa Sharon Harper, I was excited about the idea of “shalom” and how God is even now  working to make all things right.  Harper begins the book with a study of Genesis and the original “wrong.”  verygoodgospel

While I completely agree that the kingdom of God is here and now as Jesus said often in the Gospels, I had one overwhelmingly insurmountable problem with this book:  Harper does not believe in the veracity of Scripture.  When she suggested that Genesis Chapter 2 is a separate creation myth than Genesis Chapter 1, and that Moses had not written the book, and that Genesis was written after the other books of the Torah and was formed from oral stories that changed over generations I knew this book was not for me.  Every part of her argument from then on becomes tainted by this concept of Scripture as little more than culturally interesting.

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