The Other Jesus: Rejecting a Religion of Fear for the God of Love (Google eBook)

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Westminster John Knox Press, Feb 8, 2011 - Religion - 160 pages
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According to recent surveys, many Americans associate the label "Christian" with judgmental attitudes, hypocrisy, a fear of hell, and a commitment to right-wing politics. Author Greg Garrett suggests another way, arguing that a faith that focuses solely on personal morality and the afterlife misses much of the point of Jesus' message.

This other way of following Christ is not concerned with an array of commandments or with holding the "right" beliefs. Rather it is centered on loving each other and loving God, what Garrett calls "love where the rubber meets the road, where faith meets the world."

Personal and moving, the book relates Garrett's experiences growing up in--and leaving--a disapproving conservative church and then finding his way back into a different kind of Christian community, one that is communal, missional, just, and loving. Garrett draws on popular culture to illustrate his spiritual points, showing how authentic Christian truth can be found in unlikely places.

  

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Great "starter" book for those who are frustrated by churches who seem to form themselves into a image of Christ that does not appear in the gospels. Read full review

Review: The Other Jesus: Rejecting a Religion of Fear for the God of Love

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Great "starter" book for those who are frustrated by churches who seem to form themselves into a image of Christ that does not appear in the gospels. Read full review

Contents

First Chapter
1
Notes
119
About the Author
125
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About the author (2011)

Greg Garrett is the author of We Get to Carry Each Other: The Gospel according to U2; The Gospel according to Hollywood; Holy Superheroes! Revised and Expanded Edition: Exploring the Sacred in Comics, Graphic Novels, and Film; and Stories from the Edge: A Theology of Grief. He is a novelist, a professor of English at Baylor University, the writer-inresidence at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, and a licensed lay preacher in the Episcopal Church.

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