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“Do not leave alive anything that breathes.” – God
The violence in the Old Testament is one of the biggest obstacles facing Christianity today.
Believers regularly identify it as one of the most confounding and challenging aspects of the entire Bible.
Unbelievers often cite it as one reason why they don’t believe.
A few prominent atheists even use it to publicly demean God’s character. Richard Dawkins claims the God of the Old Testament is “arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”
In The Old Testament Case for Nonviolence, Fleischer cuts through the rhetoric and popular misperceptions to provide a compelling, scripturally-based, and highly readable case for a good, just, and loving God, one who is not only not bloodthirsty but who actually hates violence.
If you have ever struggled to understand or appreciate what God was doing in the Old Testament, you will love this book. You might even discover a deity who is more beautiful than you have ever imagined.