God Is Not Nice

God Is Not Nice
By Ulrich Lehner
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Genre: Catholic
Release Date: 11/10/17

Lehner is a Roman Catholic professor of religious history and theology at Marquette University. His critique of “fluffy religion” will appeal to a wide audience. He values truth and reason over emotions. “The philosophy of whim has already taken over our media and our universities.” Churches and theologians are too often looking for a nice God, like “sprinkling magic glitter over society.”

He looks for reasons, not opinions. Lehner identifies roadblocks and idols that hinder people from adventuring with God, who is not nice but is good and loving. The author presents a faith with content, truth claims and commitment.

Highly recommended for serious thinkers.

—John Bernstein