#BookBuzz Not That God: Trading the Believable Lie for the Unbelievable Truth by Ryan Andrew Smith. If God is real, why is there so much evil in the world? If there truly is a God, why is he standing idly by while innocent children are dying? Why did God allow cancer, hunger, or war?
If these questions sound familiar, it is because they have been asked numerous times. Perhaps, you've asked them yourself. And, it is natural to ask them because they help form how we perceive God and our relationship with Him. Who God is in our lives affects how we interact with everything around us.
In his book, Not That God: Trading the Believable Lie for the Unbelievable Truth, Ryan Andrew Smith explores these important questions in an honest and scripture-based way to help readers understand God and His purpose.
Not That God is a confrontation of our view of God versus scriptural truth. It brings the readers to come face to face with who they want God to be versus who He really is.
Not That God is a conversation between the author and the reader. Despite discussing weighty subjects and is uncompromising in adhering to the word of God, this book is conversational and easy to comprehend.
Not That God is a reconciliation. It is not a book that simply tells its readers what to believe. It encourages them to wrestle with their own notions and find the answers to their most significant questions in the truth of God's word.
Ryan was born and raised in Ponca City, Oklahoma. He earned his bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where he and his family still reside. Ryan received his Master of Divinity degree from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary while being employed in full-time ministry at Eagle Heights Baptist Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma.