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God’s Grand Game Chapter Listing

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Hi all. Firstly, let me share something that will (hopefully) brighten up your day. When I was working in the music industry many years ago, I worked with a band called Gotan Project. They are a group of French musicians making ‘neo-tango’ music. I had all but forgotten about them, but the other day I had an urge to revisit one of their albums on YouTube. I discovered that they’ve continued to release a lot of music, and it is fantastic.

Take a listen to this track and let me know if you love it as much as I do! Just be aware that the track fades in with the sound of a train, just be a little patient, the music is coming!

Anyway, on to the subject of today’s post…


GOD’S GRAND GAME IS RELEASED ON MONDAY!

God's Grand Game cover image (low resolution)

The blog tour kicks off next week and I’ll be posting every day Monday to Friday, sharing details of the reviews and interviews that are being published.

To whet your appetite for the release, I thought I’d share the chapter listing for the book today.


God’s Grand Game Chapter Listing

PART 1
THE NATURE OF GOD

1. How Do I Know God Exists?
2. The Cosmic Animator
3. What Are God’s Attributes?
4. God in Inanimate Objects
5. Determinism and the Nature of God
6. Does God Have Foreknowledge?
7. The Creativity of God
8. The Aseity of God
9. Sovereignty

PART II
THE HUMAN MIND AND GOD

10. God’s Control of Mental States
11. Modes of Mind
12. What is Causing Our Thoughts?
13. The Experience of Understanding
14. Hearing Voices or Hearing God?

PART III
CHRISTIANITY AND GOD

15. God’s Grand Game
16. Is Jesus the Only Way?
17. The Myth of the Fall
18. The Confusion of Calvinism
19. Molinism Refuted
20. Jesus the Creator?
21. The Authority of Scripture
22. What Prayer Reveals About God

PART IV
FREE WILL

23. Materialism and Free Will
24. The Bible and Free Will
25. Compatibilism
26. Open Theism
27. Divine Conservation and Occasionalism
28. Divine Omnipotence and Free Will

PART V
MORALITY AND GOD

29. Dimensions of Reality
30. Do Good and Evil Exist Objectively?
31. The Agony of God
32. Bringing Good out of Evil
33. Do We All Deserve Hell?

PART VI
SCIENCE AND GOD

34. Why I Believe in God and Also Love Science
35. Cause and Effect
36. Reflections on Time
37. What is Truth?
38. Creation and Evolution

PART VII
MY PHILOSOPHY AND THE WORLD RELIGIONS

39. Introduction
40. The Abrahamic Religions
41. There Is No Enlightenment
42. Karma
43. Polytheism
44. Interfaith Dialogue

PART VIII
THE CHURCH OF THE FUTURE

45. The Church of the Future


Many of you will recognise some of the themes of the book from blog posts I’ve published here on Perfect Chaos in recent years. Some of my blog content has been developed and expanded upon in God’s Grand Game, but there is also a great deal of original content.

I’m hugely excited to be releasing this book, which represents the culmination of 10 years’ study and reflection on the divine sovereignty versus human free will problem.

Will you be giving it a read? Let me know in the comments!

Have a great weekend and I’ll see you next week!

19 comments

  1. I will definitely be reading it, Steven. The chapter titles sound really good. I realise that we may differ on some of our beliefs, but I’m up for a challenging read. I listened to the music track … it took me to a different time and to a place of mystery and intrigue. I love the sound of the steam train which were still on the go when I was young (very young!). I was hoping to dream last night of sultry evenings in the arms so a seductive french lover … ah well, one of these nights … 😁

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    1. Delighted that you’re planning on reading the book, Lesley! And also, glad you gave the song a listen, it is indeed very evocative! 🙂 Hope you’re settling into your new place and life is going well. God bless you 😁

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    1. Hi there! Fantastic, I’m sure you would find the book very interesting. Hope you’re enjoying the philosophy / theology studies! I reckon we could have some interesting discussions 🙂 God bless you! 🙂

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