The Bible's story about God selecting Israel as the chosen people is scandalous in today's cultural climate of inclusivity. But, as this probing book shows, God's exclusive election actually has an Inclusive purpose. Looking carefully at the biblical narrative, Frank Anthony Spina highlights in bold relief seven remarkable stories that treat nonelect people positively and, even more, as strategically important participants in God's plan of salvation. The stories of Esau, Tamar, Rahab, Naaman, Jonah, Ruth, and the woman at the well come alive in a new way as Spina discusses and examines them from an outsider-insider point of view.
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