God without Religion: Can It Really Be This Simple?

God without Religion: Can It Really Be This Simple?

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by Andrew Farley
     
 

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Teaching pastor and dynamic communicator liberates Christians from running themselves ragged trying to gain God's favor and invites them into a vibrant and joyful relationship with God.See more details below

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Teaching pastor and dynamic communicator liberates Christians from running themselves ragged trying to gain God's favor and invites them into a vibrant and joyful relationship with God.

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Publishers Weekly
Lots of folks these days seek a primitive Christianity, that is, the kind of faith and practice that Jesus taught before the church went all dogmatic and messed everything up. Farley (The Naked Gospel), teaching pastor at a Texas evangelical Christian church, makes a case for "just give me Jesus, but hold the religion." For him, religion is the law, the old way, the sin/judgment/reward/punishment economy—the bad stuff. Jesus brought a new way; sins are paid for by Jesus' death, and faith involves less hard work and more resting in God. Farley's arguments depend a lot on key passages in Paul's epistles, some of which get cited frequently; so Christian believers may not need religion, but they do need Paul. The conflation of religion and law depends on a fairly narrow definition of "religion." For some, this is just another nouveau Christianity wearing hipster glasses; others can argue that Farley's take is fresh and scripturally grounded. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801014871
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
303,039
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are saying about this

Leonard Sweet
"Andrew Farley is one of the best young writers yet most mature thinkers in the church today. Read God without Religion to hear the voice of a 21st century Bonhoeffer who shows how to ring in the good times when Jesus (not religion) is the cantus firmus, the enduring melody, of our lives."--(Leonard Sweet, bestselling author and professor at Drew University and George Fox University)
Matthew Paul Turner
"God without Religion is brave, genius, and full of the best kind of hope. Andrew Farley offers us a clear, more joy-filled, and peaceful route to God, without religion! And we need that now more than ever."--(Matthew Paul Turner, bestselling author of Churched and Hear No Evil)
David Gregory
"Never have I encountered a book that so clearly and biblically explains New Covenant Christianity. If you want to dump the religious burden and live in the true freedom and joy of Christ, God without Religion is for you."--(David Gregory, bestselling author of Dinner with a Perfect Stranger and The Rest of the Gospel)

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