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Saving Jesus from the Church: How to Stop Worshiping Christ and Start Following Jesus

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  • Posted May 10, 2010

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    Excellent Discussion Book

    Rev. Myers presents a view of Christian experience matching my personal experience. He had guts and honesty to realize that experience in a church setting. While not everyone has his take on Christianity, he presents a coherent, believable, and useful overview of what being Christian is. This would be a terrific discussion book for people who want to change tack in their spiritual journeys and form communities of faith that find honest and helpful. Use it to introduce others to writers like Marilynne Robinson, Bill McKibben, and Joan Chittister.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2011

    Best book I have read about Jesus for the 21st Century

    For many people who have given up on the church and Christianity, this is an encouraging book that strips away the mythology surrounding Jesus and gets at the heart of his teachings. Well written, easy to read, and at times, humorous.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2010

    Saving Jesus from the Church

    A great read! I found the author had described ideas that I was so in tune with - ex. the idea that there should be no association with blood or violence as a redemptive force in our worship. I agree with the author's views that we have focused too much on the crucifixion of Jesus and not enough on the message of his life.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2009

    A "Must-Read" for Thoughtful Christians

    Never have I read a more inspirational book! Although it is sure to be controversial, it will at least provoke religion-dulled brains, and perhaps, be life changing for some. I intend to reread it, and look for other books by Rev. Meyers. My only question would be: why hasn't the Church of Christ thrown him out on his ear? I'm glad they haven't, because I think he is absolutely on-the-money with regard to early Christian history and how "actions" changed into "beliefs" over time. A really great book!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2009

    Amazing

    Dr. Meyer once again shows that he is thinking. And that is one of his major points in this book about the "Christian Faith," that we have stopped thinking, stopped asking questions, and simply swallow the dogma. Perhaps everyone who professes to be Christian should read this book and keep an open mind and an open heart. Many of his "radical" ideas actually strike a positive chord instantly...like there is much truth laying beneath the thought. If we could be honest, as a faith, without the divisions of denominations, we would put the focus on following Jesus, as he suggests. READ IT!!! And then get some copies for the people you love.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2009

    Profound Book

    I attended Mayflower Church before my marriage and would still be there if my husband hadn't existed. Robin Myers' message was so compelling and still influences my life. Following Jesus is the way to better citizens and a better world. His book is a must read. Carole Sidwell Thrower

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

    Controversal

    Gave this as a gift and so this is the recipient's opinion
    "Excellent book but the topics will be disturbing for many Christians."

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    Posted July 7, 2013

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