A helpful guide to a tough question


"IS THE GOD OF THE OLD TESTAMENT NOTHING BUT A BULLY, A MURDERER, AND AN OPPRESSOR?  Many today - even within the church - seem to think so.  How are we as Christians to respond to such accusations?  And how are we to reconcile the seemingly disconnected natures of God portrayed in the two testaments?

In this timely and readable book, apologist Paul Copan takes on some of the most vexing accusations of our time, including;

  • God is arrogant and jealous
  • God punishes people too harshly
  • God is guilty of ethnic cleansing
  • God oppresses women
  • God endorses slavery
  • Christianity causes violence

Copan not only answers the critics, he also shows how to read both the Old and New Testaments faithfully, seeing an unchanging, righteous, and loving God in both."

-From back cover

Reviews and Testimonials

"Lucid, lively, and very well informed, this book is the best defense of Old Testament ethics that I have read.  A must-read for all preachers and Bible study leaders." 

- Gordon Wenham

Emeritus professor of Old Testament, University of Gloucestershire

"Copan takes on current New Atheist biblical critics and powerfully addresses virtually every criticism they have raised.  I know of no other book like this one, and it should be required reading in college and seminary courses."

-J.P. Moreland

Distinguished professor of philosophy, Talbot School of Theology

"There's virtually no scholar I'd rather read on these subjects than Paul Copan.  This handbook of responses to tough ethical issues is able to both diminish the rhetoric as well as alleviate many concerns."

-Gary R. Habermas

Distinguished research professor, Liberty University and Seminary

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