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Number of Pages: 256
Publication Date: 2002
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The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus: What's So Good About the Good News?Peter GomesHarperCollins Publishers / 2008 / Trade Paperback$13.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
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The man Time magazine hailed as one of America's finest preachers presents a collection of forty timeless addresses to guide us through the year. With his characteristic eloquence and compassion, quoting from scripture as well as from T.S. Eliot and Woody Allen, Gomes offers us the tools we need to understand the wisdom of the Bible and the joy and inspiration it can bring to everyday life.
Peter J. Gomes has been minister of Harvard University's Memorial Church since 1974, when he was appointed Pusey Minister of the church, and serves as Plummer Professor of Christian Morals. An American Baptist minister, he was named one of America's top preachers by Time magazine. He is the recipient of thirty-three honorary degrees and an Honorary Fellow of Emmanuel College, the University of Cambridge, England, where the Gomes Lectureship is established in his name.Henry Louis Gates, Jr., a MacArthur Fellow, holds the W.E.B. Dubois Chair and is director of the African-American Studies Department at Harvard University. He won the American Book Award in 1989 for The Signifying Monkey.
"Provocative in his delivery, dazzling in his alliteration ... he can string words together in ways that penetrate right down deep."
"...One of the most dedicated, knowledgeable, articulate, and persuasive spokesmen for the Christian religion in the present secular age.."
"With great learning and wit, Reverend Peter J. Gomes stirs our souls and stimulates our minds ..."