Damage Control: How to Stop Making Jesus Look Bad

Damage Control: How to Stop Making Jesus Look Bad

by Dean Merrill
     
 

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A candid and provocative look at what Christians can do to stop making Jesus look bad, including how to engage in spiritual disciplines, peaceful practices, and evangelism. See more details below

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A candid and provocative look at what Christians can do to stop making Jesus look bad, including how to engage in spiritual disciplines, peaceful practices, and evangelism.

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Publishers Weekly
As Merrill tells it, "the cause of Christ is at the mercy of human handling." And therein lies the problem. Christians believe that God chose fallible humans to be his ambassadors on earth, but these emissaries routinely botch the job. This honest and provocative book points out how Christians often fail to make their faith attractive, and how unintended hindrances bury the message of God's love. Merrill focuses closely on how words are among the worst offenders: Christianese mystifies, overwhelms, antagonizes and manipulates those who don't hold similar beliefs. He also addresses Christendom's fractured unity, group agendas and frequent hypocrisy. The good news is that Merrill also describes how Christians can overcome these deficiencies by choosing effective vocabulary, using cogent reasoning when discussing God and tailoring the message of Christianity to individuals. Readers can't help being challenged by Merrill's message of change and love. He'll offend a few, encourage many others and cause some Christians to make huge changes in how they relate to the people around them. This is a necessary and timely book. (Mar.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801065651
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
175
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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