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The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus: What's So Good about the Good News?

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Publisher Comments:

New York Times bestselling author and renowned Harvard preacher Peter J. Gomes takes on the hot-button issues in the world today by returning to Jesus's message.

"What did Jesus preach?" asks the esteemed Harvard pastor, who believes that excessive focus on the Bible and doctrines about Jesus have led the Christian church astray. To recover the transformative power of the gospel—"the good news"—Gomes says we must go beyond the Bible and rediscover how to live out Jesus's original revolutionary message of hope. With eloquence and insight, using examples from ancient times as well as modern pop culture, Gomes shows us why the good news is every bit as relevant today as it was when first preached.

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"While veteran narrator Patrick Lawlor possesses ample talent for the general duties at hand, one can't help wondering how such a noted preacher as Gomes — Harvard's longtime religion professor and campus chaplain — might have presented some of the more fiery elements of his material. Gomes's thesis centers on the established Christian community's reluctance to embrace a socially relevant theology. Gomes, a self-avowed 'blue-state' clergyman, offers a harsh assessment of rigid and exclusivist fundamentalism. Yet he also calls to task his theologically moderate-to-liberal brothers and sisters inside mainline Protestantism for abandoning their social gospel heritage in favor of a watered-down and highly personalized brand of faith. Lawlor demonstrates a capacity for vocal inflection, reading inspiring quotes from such figures as Rev. Martin Luther King Sr. and theologian Paul Tillich with particular enthusiasm. But the shifts in tone and delivery that might fully convey the distinction between Gomes's sermon to the choir and his broader message for the culture at large sometimes are lost in the shuffle. Simultaneous release with the HarperOne hardcover (Reviews, Sept. 10). (Dec.)." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

New York Times bestselling author and renowned Harvard preacher Peter J. Gomes takes on the hot-button issues in the world today by returning to Jesus's message.

About the Author

Peter J. Gomes is the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Book, The Good Life, Sermons, and Strength for the Journey. He has been a minister in Harvard University's Memorial Church since 1974, when he was appointed Pusey Minister of the church and Plummer Professor of Christian Morals. Gomes is considered one of the top preachers in the United States. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist, Patrick Lawlor is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. His recent audio includes the New York Times bestseller The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell (Tantor). "Lawlor is masterful." —The Philadelphia Inquirer

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400104994
Author:
Gomes, Peter J.
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Lawlor, Patrick Girard
Read:
Lawlor, Patrick
Read:
Lawlor, Patrick Girard
Author:
Lawlor, Patrick
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Biblical Studies - Jesus, the Gospels & Acts
Subject:
Christianity-Bible Studies-Jesus, The Gospels and Acts
Subject:
General Religion
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.5 lb
Media Run Time:
480

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "While veteran narrator Patrick Lawlor possesses ample talent for the general duties at hand, one can't help wondering how such a noted preacher as Gomes — Harvard's longtime religion professor and campus chaplain — might have presented some of the more fiery elements of his material. Gomes's thesis centers on the established Christian community's reluctance to embrace a socially relevant theology. Gomes, a self-avowed 'blue-state' clergyman, offers a harsh assessment of rigid and exclusivist fundamentalism. Yet he also calls to task his theologically moderate-to-liberal brothers and sisters inside mainline Protestantism for abandoning their social gospel heritage in favor of a watered-down and highly personalized brand of faith. Lawlor demonstrates a capacity for vocal inflection, reading inspiring quotes from such figures as Rev. Martin Luther King Sr. and theologian Paul Tillich with particular enthusiasm. But the shifts in tone and delivery that might fully convey the distinction between Gomes's sermon to the choir and his broader message for the culture at large sometimes are lost in the shuffle. Simultaneous release with the HarperOne hardcover (Reviews, Sept. 10). (Dec.)." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , New York Times bestselling author and renowned Harvard preacher Peter J. Gomes takes on the hot-button issues in the world today by returning to Jesus's message.
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