15 results for tag: A More Christlike God


“What is God teaching me?” – Brad Jersak

"What is God teaching me in this?" I hear this question frequently, most often through the trials and tragedies of life. When something goes wrong and life grinds our nose in the dust, we might wonder what lesson we're to learn. It's almost as if once you learn the lesson, you can move forward. Honestly, while the question is an expression of genuine humility, I think the question itself smuggles in extra painful assumptions that we would do well to discard. IF we think that God imparts wisdom through any circumstance, no problem. But if we view our painful circumstances and afflictions as a lesson sent by God, then God becomes the first cause of ...

The Cruciform Gospel – Brad Jersak – Interview with Corey Jolin and Josh Hawkins

The Cruciform Gospel – Brad Jersak.Interview with Corey Jolin and Josh Hawkins  (Fremont Community Church). Brad: In preparation for a weekend seminar (back in 2019) with Fremont Community Church in Indiana, the pastors ran the following questions by me: St. Thomas style cross - India Question: Discuss the word cruciform. What does the word simply mean? What are you wanting to portray when using it in your book? Brad: Simply put, “cruciform” literally means “cross-shaped.”  When we speak of a “cruciform God” or a “cruciform gospel” or “cruciform love,” we’re reflecting on the meaning of 1 John 3:16 ...

More Christlike God Q & A: “Doesn’t Isaiah 59:2 clearly state that our sins separate us from God?” – Brad Jersak

QUESTION:   Dear Brad,I have had the privilege of hearing your teaching at my local church. I also love your book, Stricken by God?  In it you dispel the idea that God cannot look on sin and I totally agree with your reasoning.  But although you mention Habakkuk 1:13, you do not comment on Isaiah 59:2. It seems to be clearly stating that the people's sin had separated them from God and hidden his face from them. I would be most interested in your interpretation of this verse, if you have the time to answer.Thank you.  May God bless you, Sarah RESPONSE: What a great question, Sarah! Yes, Isaiah 59 is a key text in the ...

Q&R with Brad: How does God interact with the universe? Control vs. Love

Question I am about halfway into A More Christlike God (I pre-ordered A More Christlike Word a few months ago as well!). Your work is refreshing to my soul. In fact, I conduct research among secular, Gen Z college students, and some of your insights address precisely their struggles with the Christian faith, most notably the wrath of God and Christ pitted against the Father. Anyway, as I have been reading A More Christlike God, I’m struggling with what seems to be a contradiction of sorts, and I would greatly value your insight. In Chapter 7 (pp. 129-32 in my copy) you discuss “secondary causes.” Here, you discuss ...

August 2020

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Greg Albrecht: Destroyed But Not Defeated– pg. 3 Brad Jersak: Grace Is the Real Offense– pg. 7 Blair Baker: Keep Shining – pg. 10 Jonathan Foster: My Soul Is Like a Chiminea – pg. 11 Brad Jersak: With Hope for All, Why Share Our Faith? -pg. 15

May 2020

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Grace Is the Gospel of Christ – pg. 1 The Narrow Door – pg. 2 Want to Hear a Good Story? – pg. 5 Franny and Bonnie – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

March 2020

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Following in Jesus' Footsteps – pg. 1 Grace Brings Grace Home – pg. 2 Walking in the Jesus Way – pg. 5 Fences Are for Dogs – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

February 2020

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Greg Albrecht: God Loves Everyone– pg. 3 Brad Jersak: Religiosity Is Adapting– pg. 7 Stephen Crosby: The Original Prodigal Sons – pg. 10 Debbie Hughes: Deconstruction - a Poem – pg. 12 Sean Davidson: Deconstruction Defined – pg. 13 Brad Jersak: The Mystery of the Trinity -pg. 14

CWR Press and Brad Jersak Receive Second Gold Medal!

Gold Medal Winner in 2016 and 2020 Enduring Light - Illumination Book Awards In 2016 A More Christlike God, by Brad Jersak, published by CRWpress in 2015, received the Enduring Light Gold Medal from Illumination Book Awards. Now, in 2020, A More Christlike Way, also by Brad Jersak, published by CWRpress in 2019, once again received the Enduring Light Gold Medal from Illumination Book Awards.  Dr. Jersak’s A More Christlike God has been published in three languages so far, with enthusiastic readers all over the world regarding it as a life-changing book.  A More Christlike Way, the highly anticipated follow up to ...

January 2020

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Mission Possible – pg. 1 Set Free From Sins – pg. 2 Finding Humor Even in Dark Places – pg. 5 Birthday Cards – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

July 2019

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Let's Make a Deal – pg. 1 Who Is God and What Is He Like? – pg. 2 Healing Weary Words – pg. 5 Reflections in Pools – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8 CLICK on MAGAZINE COVER BELOW for Flipping Page Format [real3dflipbook id="188"]

June 2019

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Brad Jersak: Only God Is Good– pg. 1 Steve Brown: Don't Miss Out on Your Real Father– pg. 6 Felicia Murrell: Magic Genie or Heavenly Father? – pg. 8 Stephen Crosby: Praying Into the Abyss of Despair – pg. 9 Brian Zahnd: God's Love in Granite – pg. 11 Greg Albrecht: Can I Do This Faith Journey... -pg. 14

Audio Book of “A More Christlike God”

Audio book available A More Christlike God Is now available as an Audio Book     Purchase from: Audible/Amazon iTunes CWR Books

May 2019

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Religion: Where Is the Love? – pg. 1 Not That Kind of Christian – pg. 2 The Power of God's Love – pg. 5 Happy 100th Birthday – pg. 6 Crowned with Tender Mercies – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8 CLICK on MAGAZINE COVER BELOW for Flipping Page Format [real3dflipbook id="186"]

April 2019

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Brad Jersak: Bury the Hatchet– pg. 3 Greg Albrecht: The Blood Curse Lie– pg. 7 Brian Zahnd: The Sign that Saves – pg. 9 Wm. Paul Young: The Killing House – pg. 11 Felicia Murrell: No Shadow of Turning – pg. 14 Greg Albrecht: More than a Watchmaker -pg. 15