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Friend of God

The Inspiration of Abraham in an Age of Doubt

384 pages
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"My eyes were opened to text after text."
Rico Tice

'Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith. He was even called the friend of God.' (James 2.23)

Abraham is the only character in the Bible to be described as 'the friend of God'. This comprehensive study by John Lennox explores why.

Abraham is unquestionably one of the most outstanding and influential figures in world history. He had no political or military achievements, and he left no literary remains, yet today billions of people - more than half of the world's population - claim him as their spiritual father.

Throughout the Bible, Abraham is seen as a pivotal figure in God's plan of salvation. In this richly detailed account of his life and times, John Lennox helps us to see through mists of the past to the real flesh-and-blood man, with all his strengths and weaknesses, to better appreciate all that Abraham stands for as a model of faith today.

Author Bio
John C Lennox ============= John C. Lennox MA PhD DPhil DSc is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science at Green Templeton College. He has lectured on religion and science at many prestigious institutions around the world, and has publicly debated Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, among others. He is also the author of many books including Cosmic Chemistry, God and Stephen Hawking and Friend of God: The Inspiration of Abraham in an Age of Doubt.