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Everyday Theology: Understanding the Ideas We Assume are True by [Armstrong, Aaron]
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A friend of mine once said, "'God only helps those who help themselves' is not in the Bible, but it's common sense." In this short, punchy book, Aaron Armstrong reminds us that this phrase and others like it are certainly common, but theological nonsense. In just a few pages, Everyday Theology will make you both laugh and cry as you remember all of the times you were guilty of offering others a dose of "common sense."

Brandon Smith, Director of Gospel-Centered Discipleship

In a day and time when quaint sayings and cultural truisms pass for the Word of God, many of us assume that things we've always heard are true actually are. Problem is, many of these sayings are only that--just sayings. What Aaron has done with this short book is help us to see over and over how easily we might assume truth and why we must not. I hope this book will help many recover a greater understanding of the true promises of God found in His Word. 

Michael Kelley, author of Boring: Finding an Extraordinary God in an Ordinary Life

We're all theologians, we just don't realize it. And some of the trite Christian statements we repeat reveal beliefs that run counter to the Word of God. Aaron Armstrong deconstructs some of our faulty everyday theology in a graceful, but biblical way. You'll want to get your hands on Everyday Theology and sharpen your theological muscles. 

Daniel Darling, author of Activist Faith

In a day when much of what we believe goes unchallenged, Aaron Armstrong with grace and truth speaks the Truth in love to us that we might know the Word and love the Son Jesus Christ. I highly recommend you read this book and pray the Lord uses it mightily for His glory.

Dave Jenkins, Director, Servants of Grace Ministries

About the Author

Aaron Armstrong is the author of Awaiting a Savior: The Gospel, the New Creation, and the End of Poverty, and Contend: Defending the Faith in a Fallen World. He is also an itinerant preacher and blogs at BloggingTheologically.com. He and his family worship and serve at Harvest Bible Chapel in London, Ontario.

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  • File Size: 2229 KB
  • Print Length: 39 pages
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  • Publisher: Aaron Armstrong (August 23, 2013)
  • Publication Date: August 23, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EXD07ZS
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As a recent subscriber to Aaron's blog, Blogging Theologically, I had high hopes for this small book since Aaron's other writings are so theologically sound, and usually written in an easy-to-read manner. Everyday Theology did not disappoint in either one of those regards. The main thesis of this small book is that Christians (especially new believers and immature believers who have not been firmly rooted in the Word of God) should not believe everything they hear (or read), and that it is both wise, and biblical, to test everything by the Word of God and to "take every thought captive to obey Christ" (2 Cor. 10:5). Aaron proceeds to apply the Biblical test to a number of popular sayings/mantras in current society, and consistently disproves them (or shows that they are in fact partial truths that lead to error). The sayings are listed below:

- "God won't give you more than you can handle": The origins of this saying trace back to Aesop's fable, Hercules and the Waggoner, where the moral of that fable is "the gods help them that help themselves."

- "God won't give you more than you can handle": Comes from a misrepresentation of 1 Cor. 10:13

- "Preach the Gospel always, if necessary use words": The quote is attributed to St. Francis of Assisi even though we have no record of him using these exact words, but it does correspond with much of his Roman Catholic theology.

- "God wants your best life...now!": Thanks Joel Osteen and other prosperity gospel teachers/preachers.

- "Listen to your heart": Of course, this saying has been around a long time and is routinely published in songs such as "Listen to your heart" by the 80's Swedish pop group Roxette.
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This along with Armstrong's other books is a helpful and encouraging read. This books takes things that many assume are biblical but are not treats then biblically pointing us to our need for Scripture. This is a quick read that will be good for your heart & those who assume such things.
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I loved this book. I loved some of his theologies of choice especially the so called Assisi quote and the 'God will never give you more than you can handle'. I have often challenged these popular concepts in my own preaching and writing.

This book is compilation of blog posts - a quick edit would make it a bit better i.e edit the blog introductions - instead of 'in this week's post' replace with 'In this chapter'. I had to do this myself when I published a compilation of blog posts as an eBook. It does not take too much time and it makes the product more of an authentic eBooklet. Having said that, I still gave it 5 stars for content.
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A Simple read with simple yet profound answers to common concerns. Good option for young believers and small group opportunities.
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This book made me look at things through a different light. I am glad I chose to check it out. I was blessed.
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