Are you holding God hostage?? book review

Enough Light

One reason to review a book is the hope that others might want to read it. However, this book from 1991 is out of print and only a few used copies are out there. Nevertheless, I will write a review. The author has very astute thoughts about the misuse of faith. I originally thought I’d give this book a quick read and then donate it, but I want to keep it for future reference.

Holding God Hostage by Tom Watson and Stan Schmidt, Wolgemuth & Hyatt Publishers, 1991.

This book is a bit of a indirect approach to the prosperity gospel. Schmidt developed depression (bipolar disorder) and early in his diagnosis he became a Christian from a Jewish background. The Christians who led him to Christ were charismatic and prosperity gospel proponents. He was told that through strong faith he could be healed of being bipolar. Schmidt, in strong faith…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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