If you're skeptical about the Bible, you're not alone.
Many contemporary readers view the Bible as intolerant, outdated, and out of step with society at best, and a tool of oppression at worst. In Not What You Think, millennial thought leaders and aspiring theologians Michael and Lauren McAfee are here to say: fair enough. They are also ready to raise a few questions like: What if we cleared the deck on our preconceptions of this book and encountered it anew? What if we came with understanding that our questions are welcome? What if these pages presented less of a system to figure out, and more of a story to step into, a story with more surprising plot twists than we might think?
Michael and Lauren grew up in church and Sunday school. They found their way in the world in New York City in their twenties. Now they're shaping their careers while focusing on doctoral studies in theology and ethics. They've had to confront very real questions, both their own, and from friends, about why, where, and how the Bible fits in our world today.
Not What You Think will blow the dust off the misconceptions of the Bible, and tackle the problems head-on. Get a deeper look at the parts of the Bible that make contemporary readers squeamish, skeptical, and uncertain. Join Michael and Lauren as they guide readers through the nature of the Bible, an ancient mosaic of story, literature, history, and poetry. Discover what it means for this generation and its relationship with God. This is your invitation to come and see, and be surprised.