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Reunion: The Good News of Jesus for Seekers, Saints, and Sinners

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Join Bruxy Cavey, bestselling author and teaching pastor at The Meeting House, in the pages of Reunion: a dynamic investigation of the most earth-shattering, piety-smashing, life-changing news ever. Dig into Scripture with Bruxy as he unfolds God’s message for the world in one word, three words, and thirty words. Learn why you shouldn’t follow the Bible (but why you’ll wan ...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published May 9th 2017 by Herald Press
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Laura
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure what to make of Bruxy Cavey's new book (re)union, the Good News of Jesus, for Seekers, Saints and Sinners. I was very sceptical, starting from his explanation of why he has a tattoo. I mean who is this guy? Does he even know what he's talking about?

Yes, yes he does.

He encourages readers to mark up his book. So I did. I underlined I made notes. Sometimes I used exclamation points when I felt he missed the mark. But for the most part, he was spot on about what it means to follow Jesu
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Neil Bassingthwaighte
I have been searching for a book like this for a while now. This may have been the clearest, and most well laid out, explanation of the gospel that I have heard in years. It is incredibly accessible, and therefore could be put in the hands of almost anyone exploring faith in Jesus.
Maria Eve
Aug 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-library
Great book, highly recommended. I read it over several weeks in a large zoom study group run by Bruxy. Thankful for the book, and his leading of the conversations. Several chapters (actually parts of all chapters) really spoke to me. I plan to re-read this book again...while the weekly study sessions are great to dig deeper into the topics, I prefer to have the continual flow of reading a book in a more condensed timeframe; for me, it helps everything soak in more.
Jenny Rose
Mar 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have listened to many of Bruxy Cavey’s sermons via The Meeting House YouTube channel and wanted to see if his writing style conveyed the same message. In a time when Christians are coming out as deconstructing and wanted to see if Cavey’s message was different yet Biblical.

Cavey does a great job of simplifying churchy terms like his conversation with a Spanish speaking neighbor on how to simplify “incarnation.” He also does a great job of explaining the difference between religion and a relati
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Kav
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am totally intrigued by this book. Bruxy Cavey makes a case for following Jesus in what some might think is a radical way. He really has me thinking and assessing how I have been walking this faith journey. I love being challenged and this book definitely does that.

Am I a religious person? Or person of faith? Have to admit I've spent most of my life thinking they were one in the same but after reading (Re)union I'm beginning to see they are not.

Cavey has an easy-going writing style -- even hum
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J.D.K. Elliott
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bruxy has written an accessible, witty and deeply theological account of what the gospel truly is. In most ways this book is excellent, and I would recommend it to anyone. It loses one star for me because of his obsession with Religion. Granted, he takes time to explain that while some may have a healthy definition of religion, he is meaning it in the sense of its abuse, this explanation comes after half a dozen chapters of bashing the word and seems at first blush to be an appeasment to readers ...more
Gideon Yutzy
May 16, 2021 rated it liked it
I love Bruxy Cavey, probably inordinately much, but I found this book slightly underwhelming. It had some great analogies and one-liners, but overall it came off as a mashup of mainstream Evangelicalism of the last several decades, Anabaptism, and Progressive Christianity. Of course it is no bad thing to have an appreciation for all the different strands of the faith--that's not what I'm saying. And Bruxy makes a convincing point about how following Jesus needs to be dynamic and not an oppressiv ...more
Tom
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I finished Brad Jersak's "A More Christlike God" not too long ago, so was intrigued to compare the work of these two Canadian theologians, when the content was fairly similar. In short, they are great companion reads! Jersak's work was more academically exacting, while Cavey's was probably more approachable. Both hearken back, to an extent, to red-letter forerunners like Campolo and McLaren. I liked the take on Biblical inerrancy, that we have it in the person of Jesus, and Cavey's summaries: th ...more
Joe
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reunion is a book about the message of Jesus written from a nonreligious perspective and for an audience that is skeptical of church and faith. Author Bruxy Cavey is the pastor of an inclusive church in Canada called The Meeting Place (or, "A church for people who don't like church").

For those who need an introduction (or refresher) to Kingdom theology, nonviolence, and the futility of religion, Reunion is a wonderful primer. Cavey is relational, funny, and very thorough. While a big chunk of t
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Janet Eurich
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve struggled with how best to share the gospel. And I discovered that others feel the same. I had tracked with Bruxy’s sermons for years so I knew about this book when my (not Anabaptist) small group asked me if we could see the gospel message modeled — voila! — I recommended we use this book and study guide. We are still doing the study, and I am seeing the roadblocks slip away as they share what they are learning with people in their lives. Perhaps the biggest breakthrough in our group was o ...more
Matthew
Apr 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spirituality
What a beautiful presentation of the Gospel message.

Bruxy presents the Good News in one word: "Jesus"

Then, in three words: "Jesus is Lord."

Finally, in thirty words: "Jesus is God with us, come to show us God's love, save us from sin, set up God's kingdom, and shut down religion, so we can share in God's life."

Intended for a broad audience, it is very accessible, filled with gems of thought-provoking material. I would highly recommend this book as a gift for a new believer, or a nonbeliever, or
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Kayteejyyz
I went on a bit of a journey this year, including attending The Meeting Place for a few months on a regular basis. I am sad to report that I ended up where I started. Bruxy's sermons were always my favourite and there is so much I appreciate about his perspective and his tone and cadence. But ultimately, there are a few ideals I couldn't come to terms with. This book seemed great on the surface in a lot of ways, but there was that undercurrent I still struggle with. ...more
Kyle Wedel
Jul 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This a great primer for anyone looking to understand the true meaning of the gospel. Cavey does a great job of balancing truth, humor, and love in a way that makes the way of Jesus easy to grasp and understand. I would highly recommend this book to anyone just starting out in their pursuit of Jesus. While not comprehensive source for Christian living and theology by any standard, (re)Union is a great place to start
Ashleigh Cagno
Dec 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I found this book so refreshing. It is evident through Bruxy’s writing that he is truly in love with Jesus and simply wants others to have a relationship with God . It was written in a simple concise format but also had great theological depth and pointed to scripture all throughout the text . I would definitely recommend this to people who have questions about Jesus but also to those like me who are maybe a little bit worn out when it comes to religion .
Marshall A. Lewis
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
There's a lot of really good stuff in here. Bruxy is always good at communicating points in understandable ways and giving sound advice for what to do with what he just explained. Though most of it was things learned in church (the meeting house or elsewhere) it's always good to be reminded of what good news the good news is by someone so excited to be a newsboy! ...more
Peter
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book that presents a fresh look at the good news of Jesus. The first half is particularly inspiring and refreshing. He presents the good news in one, word, three words, then 30 words. I had to work to finish it, so drags a bit near the end. Still, highly recommend it.
Rachel | All the RAD Reads
Grabbed this one from work (perks of working for a Christian media company where publishers send us all the things!) because a friend was reading it, and found it such a solid and comprehensive look at Christian faith and life as a believer. It was more a refresher for me than anything, but a really thorough and encouraging one that will absolutely be a recommendation i share freely with newer believers! Loved @bruxybaby’s voice— honest, down to earth, gracious and loving, friendly, fresh. Nothi ...more
Bobby Jones
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great guide book for sinners, saints & seekers to the freedom found in the good news! The gospel in one word, three words & 30 words clarifies the calling/point of the good news. It’s all about Jesus! Highly recommend!
Sue
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is such an awesome read. He explains why there is a difference between "religion" and "following Jesus". For anyone that is skeptical of what I have called "organized religion" but would like to live a life in Christ, this book offers hope of a different way. ...more
Peter Orluck
Oct 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent

Fairly concise gospel message that clears away the religious fog. Bruxy's humility comes thru in the stories he tells about his own journey, and his love for the reader is papble throughout.
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Mary
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

This book explains the life in Christ very understandably. Well written and easily to grasp. Helps make Grace real, and I recommend the book highly.
Lucas Borgman
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

Bruxy is a fantastic communicator and does another great job on this book communicating the love of Jesus. I'd recommend it to anyone, Christian or not!
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Daniel
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bruxy Cavey has a gift at taking complex theological teachings and simplifying them. Loved the book
Mark Kile
I didn't really read this. I skimmed it, and was glad to not finish it. Another someone who has it all together and has all the answers. Cute. Been there. Done with that. ...more
Britni Paige
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book brought me back to the root of who we are supposed to be and why.
Angela Suzanne
May 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley
I loved this book. Cavey explained what the Bible and real Christianity is all about in a way that makes sense and yet challenged what I believed. At times he said things that shocked me like how as Christians, we don't need to follow the ten commandments anymore, but as I continued reading and how he brought it all back to Jesus, it made sense. He addresses some concerns he knows people will have with what he says and explains why he believes the way he does. I may need to read this book a few ...more
Devon
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Full disclosure - I've been attending The Meeting House for about eight years now, so I'm pretty familiar with Bruxy's teaching. Obviously there's something about his teaching style and perspectives that I appreciate, or I wouldn't have stuck around his church for so long (of course, the community is the real linchpin, but the whole package works for me). This book just helped to reinforce all the great things I've been learning these past many years, and to articulate some of the things I appre ...more
Grant Klinefelter
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the best go-to book for skeptics, new believers, or old believers getting back to the roots. In the same vein of Mere Christianity, Brux gives a beautiful telling of the basics of Christianity and the heart of Jesus.
Victoria W.
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First off, I love the versatility of this book and if my thoughts are somewhat disjointed I apologize sometimes information takes more time to come out fluently than time allows :)

(Re)Union at it's heart has a simple message, easily condensed into 30 words or less and yet has the ability to touch hearts and shift the worlds of its readers be they "seekers, saints, and sinners."This is because Cavey presents not just a book about the church, or evangelism, or religion instead he presents a book a
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Jordan Duerrstein
Reunion is an excellent overview of what the message of Jesus is--the Gospel. Bruxy outlines where some traditional overviews of the gospel have fallen short. For example, the Four Spiritual Laws (or others) that simply focus on our sin(s) and Jesus death which lead us to thinking about how WE get to God--rather than the other way around.
The first half of the book outlines the "good news" as actually GOOD news--rooted in God's love. And that the gospel is like the game Othello: "a minute to lea
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