Marilyn Auvermann: Why I Read Brueggemann

Walter Brueggemann introduced me to a God I had not known before although I have been a Christian for 60+ years. I have learned to love God in a way I’d never experienced; I no longer have to apologize for God or attempt to “explain” God. God is a different being than I had ever imagined and I fell in love with God almost overnight.

I first read The Prophetic Imagination and began to understand for the first time God’s reality. Subsequently I used Walter’s two books on Old Testament Theology as our life group waded into I and II Kings. What an experience! But the serendipity came as I listened to Walter’s lessons on Hosea at the ACU Summit. I came away from that experience knowing that I was loved in a way that had been foreign to me. What a revelation!

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