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The Secret Message of Jesus: Uncovering the Truth That Could Change Everything

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  • Posted May 9, 2009

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    The Open Secret

    McLaren presents this discussion out of concern for the current generation of Americans and other Westerners who have dismissed the church and standard Christianity as out of touch, irrelevant and perverted. He discovers that a large percentage of the current population actually are very open to Jesus, even have a quite positive attitude toward Jesus, but not the Christianity as an established religious system.

    As McLaren takes a look at teaching of Jesus in the Gospels, he explores the original contexts of the life and times of Jesus. Outlining the social and political setting, he takes a look at Jesus' teachings and finds more of them make sense without the cultural and philosophical blinders that have accrued in the western culture we have inherited.

    McLaren makes sense of the radical, revolutionary message of Jesus, and portrays the dangerous role of his message of a new Rule of God that challenged the established Divine Empire of Rome with its Emperor Cult. He lays bare the Good News in this message and the radical possibilities that offers to us today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2009

    Extraordinary Writing

    This book truly changed my outlook, as well as my fundamental beliefs and understanding. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wishes to explore the true message of Christ.

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