I have been sharing your book Identity wars with a number of my friends. Everyone of them have identity issues. Some come from a very abusive background and grew up looking for worth in all the wrong places. Another friend used drugs and attempted suicide and still has some serious concerns. One other has issues with power, position, money, education. Another person who is a Roman Catholic, called me yesterday and told me she was reading the chapters I am translating into Spanish, even though she is not a reader and has no interest in things we believe as Seventh-day Adventists. A young woman who stayed with us a few days has lots of problems as well. I was sharing with her the comparison you made in your book between Lucifer and Absalom, and she was really touched by it.
This book is written is such a manner that reveals how the true character of our Loving Father is NOT a murderer - yet how the seed of deception/murder is in our hearts. For those who honestly struggle with the language of the Old testament in light of the gentle and loving nature of Jesus who provided this statement of clarity: "If you have seen me, you have seen the Father" - this book is a MUST read! The perspective revealed completely destroys the prevailing errors that are sounded throughout Christian pulpits today. There is a huge blessing to be found. PERFECT Love casts out all fear, and with the 'time of trouble' just before us, we need to cast out all fear.