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Saving Jesus from the Church : How to Stop Worshipping Christ and Start Following Jesus

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"Scholarly, pastoral, prophetic, and eloquent. The invitation to follow Jesus instead of worshiping Christ could not come at a more important time, or be issued by a more credible source." -- Desmond Tutu

"Robin Meyers emerges in Saving Jesus from the Church as a national voice for a new Christianity. He is a well read scholar and a superb communicator. He writes with a refreshing honesty and a disarming authority. This book is a treat." -- John Shelby Spong, author of Jesus for the Non-Religious

Robin Meyers, a rising star of liberal Christianity, restores the true mission of the faith that captures the heart of Jesus's concern for people over "right belief." Saving Jesus from the Church will resonate deeply with those who enjoy the works of John Shelby Spong, Marcus Borg, and John Dominic Crossan.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 243 pages
  • 147.32 x 210.82 x 25.4mm | 340.19g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 006156821X
  • 9780061568213
  • 871,294

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Countless thoughtful people are now so disgusted with the marriage of bad theology and hypocritical behavior by the church that a new Reformation is required in which the purpose of religion itself is reimagined.

Meyers takes the best of biblical scholarship and recasts these core Christian concepts to exhort the church to pursue an alternative vision of the Christian life:

Jesus as Teacher, not SaviorChristianity as Compassion, not CondemnationProsperity as Dangerous, not DivineDiscipleship as Obedience, not ControlReligion as Relationship, not RighteousnessThis is not a call to the church to move to the far left or to try something brand new. Rather, it is the recovery of something very old. Saving Jesus from the Church shows us what it means to be a Christian and how to follow Jesus' teachings today.
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"A perceptive book . . . Not many authors can present such progressive ideas and still come across as reasonable and loving. Meyers masters such a task."--Oklahoma City Oklahoman
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