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Pastor Barry Mahler
Pastor Barry Mahler

Local pastor releases “Ungod,” the book

Thursday, June 13th, 2013
Issue 24, Volume 17.
Camille Requiestas
Special to the Village News
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Pastor Barry Mahler of Calvary Chapel, Fallbrook recently released his first book, "Ungod: Unmasking the Dark Image of Hell," in which he advises people to understand the image of God and reclaim it from evil.

"My first thought when writing this book was, ‘In the beginning, God created us in his image and evil repeatedly tries to corrupt it.’ I wanted to write a book that helps humanity reclaim the image of God [from evil] because that is a fundamental fact of who we are."

Mahler believes the key is in understanding the way evil works.

"I named the book "Ungod" because it is what I call the ancient enemy, Satan. It describes his mission and who he is. Evil is the absence of good, just like coal is the absence of heat. It is the absence of everything that God is. Evil is the ‘Un’ of God, the Ungod."

Mahler urges humanity to consistently work on protecting the image of God within themselves and suggests people are already experiencing having that image taken away.

The author served in the U.S. Navy, then worked as a nuclear plant operator, before changing his life’s path and becoming a substitute teacher for Calvary Chapel. He went on to serve as a youth pastor and other capacities before becoming senior pastor of Calvary Chapel, Fallbrook.

Utilizing examples from his military service in the book, Mahler portrays a war against evil and details battles humanity must struggle and fight through in order to win.

In the book, Mahler discusses topics of love, sexuality, holiness, manhood, womanhood, marriage, freedom, culture, violence and much more. In the final "battle" discussion, he delves into the nature of government, the concept of anarchy, and resetting government.

"Ungod" is a unique book that provides much food for thought and is available online at



Comment Profile ImageGW
Comment #1 | Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 10:24 pm
"Evil is the absence of good, just like coal is the absence of heat. It is the absence of everything that God is. Evil is the ‘Un’ of God, the Ungod."

This has got to be a typo: cold is the absence of heat, not coal
Comment Profile ImageRobert
Comment #2 | Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 10:51 am
I read Pastor Barry's book "Ungod" twice and can't wait to read it again! I am a very avid reader of the Bible and Christian books. This is one of the very best books on Theology that I have ever read! God bless you Pastor Barry!

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