Our faith grows when we stop sentimentalising God

Professor Ulrich L. Lehner, who teaches religious history and theology at Marquette University, has written a book with the provocative title, God is not Nice (Ave Maria Press/Alban Books £14.99). Visitors who saw it lying on my desk during the Christmas period commented on it, wondering what the author could mean: wasn’t it unkind or disrespectful to God to refer to him thus? Having grown up...