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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2009

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    One could take the title to mean that this book is an introduction of Jesus/Christianity to those without a religious background. It is not! Rather, it is a case for redefining Jesus in a completely non-theistic and non-supernatural way. Bishop Spong considers himself a Christian, but most traditional Christians would call him an atheist because he denies the existence of a supernatural God and denies the concepts by which traditional Christians define their religion: the virgin birth of Jesus, his miraculous deeds, the resurrection and ascension, and substitutionary atonement. I see this book as advocating a version of humanism in which Jesus is the model for what it means to be fully human. It is a very moving and inspirational book if the reader is willing to overcome his/her attachment to theism which is causing such division and violence throughout the world today. It shows a version of Christianity based on the continuation and flourishing of life on Earth rather than its destruction at Armageddon.

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 10, 2010

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    A Jesus I Can Believe In

    Bisop Spong has given me a Jesus that I can believe in. Jesus was a man ahead of his time. By taking away the mythology that Christianity teaches, Bishop Spong has shown me just how truly wonderful the man Jesus really was. We should follow Jesus'example and learn to have his values. (We'd all be a lot happier) By doing this, we can make this world a better place for all. This is the fifth book of Bishop Spongs that I have bought. I bought a copy of this book and gave it to my local priest. He said he looks forward to reading it. I also plan on giving a copy to my dad.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    Like hearing poetry

    Spong, always thinking outside the box, has come through again as telling what many think but dare not say in their churches and communities. Reading this book gave me a sense of peace with my own concerns about what we have really missed in the message of Jesus, the man. I say thanks.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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