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Mirage: 5 Things People Want from God That Don’t Exist

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Daniel McCoy

Daniel is happily married to Susanna, and they have 3 daughters and 2 sons. He has his bachelor’s in theology (Ozark Christian College), his master of arts in apologetics (Veritas International University), and his PhD in theology (North-West University, South Africa). His master’s thesis was on apologetics to atheists, and his doctoral dissertation was on apologetics to Buddhists. In 2014, he co-authored The Atheist’s Fatal Flaw with Norman Geisler. Daniel works as editorial director for the Renew Network. His passion is to help people understand that they can totally trust Jesus. He plays guitar and piano and occasionally enjoys writing songs.
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These days, reasons for irritability pop up as regularly as Facebook advertisements. Of all the reasons to be irritable, this one has to be the worst: We often want things that turn out not to exist.

People can spend their lives wholeheartedly pursuing things that are unreal. These mirages burst like soap bubbles, and we are left disappointed and frustrated.

The purpose of this book is to expose 5 things people want from God that don’t exist–so that we can retrain our desires to focus on what does exist. When we pursue what does exist, we will find our souls satisfied.

“My friend Daniel McCoy has faithfully and winsomely addressed the struggle between desire’s myth and fact’s truth in this book.”
—Dr. David Young, author of A Grand Illusion: How Progressive Christianity Undermines Biblical Faith