The Vulnerability of God

by Steven Rosner


Book Details

Very, very few people truly understand God. And thus for the almost six thousand years, that this universe has been in existence, the vast majority of His creatures have treated Him hardly in accordance with His Eminence. Not realizing or caring that He is the Source of their life, God has been abused, disparaged, mocked, ridiculed, derided, defied, disregarded, defamed, scorned—pick a verb—in short, treated with contempt! Or arguably, worse than the above, God has been totally ignored!

As a result, God has suffered throughout the Millenia—exponentially greater and far longer than any human being—despite billions of people of various religions, sects, and modalities who pray to Him—some on a daily basis—without truly understanding what they are doing—nor why they are doing so. As a result, it is fair to state God is basically alone—although forlorn and isolated are better descriptors.

This book, therefore, is written first and foremost for God; to assure Him there are, at least, some who understand His nature, and appreciate His efforts in our behalf; that is, the food we receive, the shelter He provides, the ability to live a fairly long life with its pleasures and blessings, and His greatest gift of all: Free-Will.

Do you know Who He is, what He wants, what He needs, what is important to Him, how much He suffers, and, especially, how we can help Him, and engage Him real-time? Are we here to do God’s Will? Or is it possible God wishes to do our Will? Indeed, if you read this book, you may not believe your eyes and ears. You will discover we know more about God than we do about our own spouse, parents, children, and friends, because God hides nothing from us, but reveals everything about Himself throughout Scripture!

For thus says the Lord—Who created the Heavens; “I am the Lord, and there is no other.
I did not speak in secret, in a land of darkness. I did not say ‘Seek Me out in a wasteland’,
But I, the Lord, announced beforehand what was to come.” (Isaiah 45:18.)

The major purpose, then, of this book is to inform readers of God’s basic nature, His inner life, His thoughts and feelings, His desires, and how He relates to the creatures He created, to the end that those who wish a relationship with Him can have one.

“God has a stake in our behavior. Thus, He cries when we fail and rejoices when we succeed. He weeps when we ignore widows, exploit orphans, and abuse strangers. When we violate the norms He has taken pains to communicate to us, He angrily sends prophets to chastise and warn us. What all this means is that God is filled with feeling; with pathos. That is the essence of Biblical religion and of the Judaism that arose from it.” Abraham Joshua Heschel

In conformity with the above, again and again, dozens—nay hundreds—of times in every book of the Old Testament, we are struck by God’s total involvement in His Creation; in the human condition, and the effect His creatures—have upon Him!

Scripture could not be more explicit! God is not remote from any human who wishes to know Him. Nor is it necessary to allow others to interpret God’s Laws for us. We are all capable of doing so if we truly desire to, and thus have an individual relationship with God!


About the Author

Steven Rosner

Steven Rosner is a self-professed “Steven of All Trades.” Born and raised in New York City, he holds an B.S. from Brooklyn College and an M.A. in psychology from Hofstra University, but his early career was business and computer related. He was a former vice-president at Salomon Brothers during the mid-1980’s. In the late 1990s, Steven was an independent consultant, specializing in Y2K related issues. Moving to Iowa in 2000 he wrote several large scale works in the mental health field. His Guide To Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities In Iowa was the first ever Educational Manual for those with advisory or decision-making authority in that arena. He has also authored two 100-page scientific papers on Multiple Sclerosis, asserting is not an auto immune disease nor is it caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, but they are myths perpetuated by Bigpharma to justify the billions they get every year for treatments that only make MS worse. Steven has authored articles about computers, Wall Street, financial management and has several published short stories to his credit. Steven has worked in corporate America as a systems analyst and driven a taxi, written seven books, produced, directed, and acted in his father's plays, published short stories, and a lot more. He also produced, directed and starred in Grandmother Tales, four comic one-act plays of life in the depression, written by his father Nathan. The Vulnerability of God is Steven’s seventh book in the last ten years. According to his wife, “Steven is always looking at the bigger picture and delving deep into the core of what life means. Steven is seeker of truth. If engaged in a conversation with Steve, you will always be challenged and enlightened by his unique and creative view of life, Scripture and spirituality. His keen intuitive sense may direct you to a new understanding of which you were not aware. He is constantly probing the most difficult questions. Steven is a kind and caring person. He is a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He has a strong sense of honesty. His soul abhors deceit, so he often gets heartsick observing the lack of integrity in our culture.” “Yet it is his deeds that put him in a unique category—for example, in 2007, returning to NY and taking responsibility for his parents care for almost 10 years, so they were able to remain in their apartment. (Steven’s parents were married for 77 years; both his mother and father died quietly at home in their sleep: His mother: 97; his father: 106.)” “Steven goes out of his way to help others when he sees they are a victim of injustice. He is not afraid to get involved. His desire is to inspire people to have more compassion and integrity as well as to awaken them to God’s tangibility and the wisdom of Scripture. And while some people, at first, find his direct manner a bit intimidating, his kindness is real and if you go deeper, you'll discover his intention is always for the best--including giving tens of thousands over the years to individuals who need a financial boost. He is especially humble, and rarely, if ever, gets credit for all he has done, so no one realizes they are in the presence of true genius. Yet, amazingly, everything he has accomplished has been done under debilitating depression since he was a teenager.

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