Synopses & Reviews
"We want you to discover the Bible as its own best commentary. We offer you a way to read the Bible that doesn't require a library or a preacher or a politician or an academic to interpret for you. Once justice is seen as the thread woven into the fabric of biblical history, the whole Bible becomes much clearer. Justice is the issue when God redeems Israel from Pharaoh. Justice is at the heart of the Sinai law and justice is what Israel must show the world as a kingdom of priests. Justice is the measure the Jews failed to meet in their days of power and empire in Jerusalem. It was justice the prophets proclaimed as the way of return during the exile of the Jews in Babylon and it was justice that Jesus incarnated."
—from Jesus Wants to Save Christians
“This dramatic book is politically charged but not party-bent, bearing a message evangelicals need: that Jesus didnt come just to save people for heaven someday but to transform his followers and the physical world now.” Publishers Weekly
“Bell and Golden deliver a tough message the American church needs to hear.” Christianity Today
“Bell is at the forefront of a rethinking of Christianity in America.” Time magazine
“One of the countrys most influential evangelical pastors.” New York Times
“One of the nations rock-star-popular young pastors.” USA Today
“Rob Bell is one of the hottest names in contemporary evangelical life.” Boston Globe
“Equal parts prophetic warning and call to action, Jesus Wants to Save Christians exhorts Jesus followers to sacrifice their comforts and hear the ‘cry of the oppressed-the hungry and poor about whom God cares deeply.” Grand Rapids Press
“Bell and Golden present a clarion call for a justice emphasis within Christianity and, given the nightmarish developments in the U.S. and the world, it could not have come at a better time!” Spirituality and Practice
“Bell and Golden trace redemption from Genesis to Revelation...[delivering] a tough message the American church needs to hear.”
“Equal parts prophetic warning and call to action, Jesus Wants to Save Christians exhorts Jesuss followers to sacrifice their comforts and hear the ‘cry of the oppressed.”
—Grand Rapids Press
In Jesus Wants to Save Christians, Rob Bell, the New York Times bestselling author of Love Wins joins with Don Golden, Christian activist and vice president of World Relief, to call upon the church to break from its cultural captivity and challenge the assumptions of the American Empire. Bell, whom the New York Times calls “one of the countrys most influential evangelical pastors” and whom Time Magazine named one of the most influential people in 2011, is a pioneer in the movement seeking new Christian expression, and anyone who has ever questioned their faith or is those looking for answers they cannot find in their own churchs standard teachings will discover a new creed in Bell and Goldens provocative and spiritually enlightening work.
About the Author
Rob Bell is the author of the bestselling Velvet Elvis, Sex God, Jesus Wants to Save Christians, and Drops Like Stars. A graduate of Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, Bell is the founding pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and appeared in a pioneering series of short films called Nooma. He lives in Southern California with his wife, Kristen, and their three children.