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Jesus came preaching, but the church wound up preaching Jesus. Why does the church insist upon making Jesus the object of its attention rather than heeding his message? Esteemed Harvard minister Peter J. Gomes believes that excessive focus on the Bible and doctrines about Jesus have led the Christian church astray. What did Jesus preach? asks Gomes. 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' original revolutionary message of hope:

Dietrich Bonhoeffer once warned against cheap grace, and I warn now against cheap hope. Hope is not merely the optimistic view that somehow everything will turn out all right in the end if everyone just does as we do. Hope is the more rugged, the more muscular view that even if things don't turn out all right and aren't all right, we endure through and beyond the times that disappoint or threaten to destroy us.

This gospel is offensive and always overturns the status quo, Gomes tells us. It's not good news for those who wish not to be disturbed, and today our churches resound with shrill speeches of fear and exclusivity or tepid retellings of a health-and-wealth gospel. With his unique blend of eloquence and insight, Gomes invites us to hear anew the radical nature of Jesus' message of hope and change. Using examples from ancient times as well as from modern pop culture, The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus shows us why the good news is every bit as relevant today as when it was first preached.

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

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How the Church Domesticated Jesus

With his unique blend of eloquence and insight, the esteemed Harvard minister Peter J. Gomes invites us to hear anew the radical nature of Jesus' message of hope and change. Using examples from ancient times as well as from modern pop culture, The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus shows us why the good news is every bit as relevant today as when it was first preached.

About the Author

Peter J. Gomes has been minister of Harvard University's Memorial Church since 1974, when he was appointed Pusey Minister of the church, and serves as Plummer Professor of Christian Morals. An American Baptist minister, he was named one of America's top preachers by Time magazine. He is the recipient of thirty-three honorary degrees and an Honorary Fellow of Emmanuel College, the University of Cambridge, England, where the Gomes Lectureship is established in his name.

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RevTara, January 12, 2012 (view all comments by RevTara)
Gomes work is brilliantly written, theological refreshing and spot on for today's Christianity. The book is for pastors and nonbelievers alike. Well worth the read!
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ISBN:
9780060000745
Subtitle:
What's So Good About the Good News?
Author:
Gomes, Peter
Author:
Gomes, Peter J.
Author:
by Peter J Gomes
Publisher:
HarperOne
Subject:
Biblical Studies - Jesus, the Gospels & Acts
Subject:
Biblical Studies - New Testament
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Christianity-Bible Studies-Jesus, The Gospels and Acts
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Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20080909
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.68 in 10.4 oz

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How the Church Domesticated Jesus

With his unique blend of eloquence and insight, the esteemed Harvard minister Peter J. Gomes invites us to hear anew the radical nature of Jesus' message of hope and change. Using examples from ancient times as well as from modern pop culture, The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus shows us why the good news is every bit as relevant today as when it was first preached.

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