Your Jesus Is Too Safe: Outgrowing a Drive-Thru, Feel-Good Savior - eBook
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Vendor: Kregel Publications
Publication Date: 2011
Nashville pastor Wilson sees too strenuous an effort to reduce the Christian message to simple evangelism and too great an identification of church with materialist and consumerist culture. Here, he seeks to retrieve Jesus as the historical and single messenger of the gospel news for the world; each chapter emphasizes an aspect of this single figure (Promise, Forgiver, Shepherd, Sacrifice, and so on). While this amounts to a series of familiar sermons, less jazzy and sexy than the title promises, many readers will derive benefits from Wilson's ideas. VERDICT An invigorating new vision of Christian purpose for conservative Christians. Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
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Christy Lockstein5 Stars Out Of 5November 28, 2009Christy LocksteinYour Jesus is Too Safe by Jared C. Wilson is a intriguing look at the different aspects of Jesus. Jesus has lost much of His majesty and wonder in recent years as pop culture views him as a huggy/make-you-rich/non-judgmental guru without any of the message of the gospel. Wilson focuses on just twelve sides of Jesus to emphasize the real Jesus, straight from the Bible. The message of the gospel hasn't changed in its two thousand year: we are broken, sinful people and Jesus died to reconcile us to God. Only by acknowledging those two vital points can we truly come to know Jesus. He didn't come to make us rich or healthy or to bless our lives with great jobs or marriages or to feel good about ourselves. He came to save us from the sin to which we were lost. Wilson has a sardonic, occasionally snarky, tone in writing that keeps him from becoming self-righteous. He is earnest in his desire for the reader to understand the real Jesus, not the one churches are misrepresenting through the flash and bang of services catering to every need and interest. Wilson reminds readers of the true message of the Bible: Jesus saves, and everything else is a distraction.
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