The Jesus Of Suburbia Paperback
Have We Tamed the Son of God to Fit Our Lifestyle?
by Mike Erre;
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The Jesus Of Suburbia
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Like the first-century Pharisees, we've reduced Christianity to a set of propositional beliefs. Truth is, we've gotten away from what it really means to be a Christian. In 'The Jesus of Suburbia', Mike Erre reveals that we've created a Jesus in our own image. In a fresh, startling manner, Erre helps us understand that the real Jesus is calling us to live, act, and think in ways that overturn the status quo.
"Expect no sugar-coated sweetness about 'felt needs' and in-church coffee bars from Erre, pastor of teaching at Rock Harbor Church in Costa Mesa, Calif. Expect instead compelling discussion of how the Christian church has lost sight of the revolutionary teaching and love of Jesus. 'Much of the message of American Christianity presents Jesus as the purveyor of the American Dream,' he says. American Christians, he claims, have reduced Jesus to a study of risk management; we want him to be 'predictable and safe.' Erre also uses the adjectives 'insecure, threatened, naive, simplistic, mean and shortsighted' to describe many of today's churches. He lambastes our love of theology instead of Jesus, our contentment with 'simply knowing about him instead of knowing him.' While this protest continues in the vein of other recent books that take a hard look at Jesus and the church (Jesus Mean and Wild; Out of Your Comfort Zone), it offers a fresh look at how the American church must begin 'demonstrating the message of Christ,' not merely explaining it. After all, says Erre, 'if you follow Jesus, you follow the most radical man who ever existed.'"--Publishers Weekly
The Jesus Of Suburbia by Mike Erre was published by Thomas Nelson in September 2006 and is our 88th best seller. The ISBN for The Jesus Of Suburbia is 9780849900594.
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The Jesus of SuburbiaMelanie Carroll, via The Good Book Stall
Like the first-century Pharisees, we've reduced Christianity to a set of propositional beliefs. Truth is, we've gotten away from what it really means to be a Christian. In The Jesus of Suburbia, Mike Erre reveals that we've created a Jesus in our own image. In a fresh, startling manner, Erre helps us understand that the real Jesus is calling us to live, act, and think in ways that overturn the status quo. Publisher
This is a great book, very easy to read and full of revolutionary zeal that wants to take down that plastic jesus and put up the real Jesus, the Jesus of dissent, the Jesus whose message was so shocking and revolutionary that it changed the world and spread like wildfire but was never a comfortable cosy tradition that allowed people to sit in idle wealth and go along with the status quo. He talks of finding Jesus and not just subscribing to church. Do I agree with all he says? - Heck no. Is the book worth reading ? - Definitely.
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|Page last updated||15th September 2016|
|Author / Artist||Mike Erre|
|Publisher||Thomas Nelson (September 2006)|
|Number of Pages||224|