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According to recent surveys, many Americans associate the label "Christian" with judgmental attitudes, hypocrisy, a fear of hell, and a commitment to right-wing politics. Author Greg Garrett suggests another way, arguing that a faith that focuses solely on personal morality and the afterlife misses much of the point of Jesus' message.This other way of following Christ is ...more
Paperback, 126 pages
Published February 8th 2011 by Westminster John Knox Press (first published February 1st 2011)
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Joshunda Sanders
Nov 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is my first book of Greg Garrett's but not my last.
One of the challenges of reading a lot of books about religion and spirituality is that they have a pretty transparent agenda whether they appear to or not. What's lovely about "The Other Jesus" is that Garrett makes his intentions clear: to talk to readers about the Jesus they've heard about -- the one who hates sinners, the one that some Christians use against imperfect people -- and introduce the Other Jesus, the God of love that he
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Brad Herridge
Jun 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Great "starter" book for those who are frustrated by churches who seem to form themselves into a image of Christ that does not appear in the gospels.
Jennifer Bosch
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3 stars, so far... I think I want to read this with a study group. I think it'll be good.
Lisa
Oct 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Very academic but enjoyable. I am glad I forced myself to read something difficult at times to digest.
Debby
Nov 14, 2011 rated it liked it
Not an uninteresting book, but most of it has been said before
Nancy
Apr 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, it was just what I needed. Many religions have misrepresented His word, misinterpreted His message. This is a must for those who seek the real Jesus.
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Greg Garrett is the Austin, Texas author of two dozen books of fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and translation. Like his literary heroes James Baldwin and Marilynne Robinson, Greg moves fluidly from fiction to nonfiction exploring the big human questions, and in his books, hoping to help his readers discover some answers of their own. Among his latest books are a book of conversation with his friend ...more

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