The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus: What's So Good about the Good News?
  • The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus: What's So Good about the Good News?
  • The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus: What's So Good about the Good News?

The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus: What's So Good about the Good News?

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by Peter J. Gomes
     
 

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New York Times bestselling author and renowned Harvard preacher Peter J. Gomes takes on the hot-button issues in the world today by returning to Jesus's message.See more details below

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New York Times bestselling author and renowned Harvard preacher Peter J. Gomes takes on the hot-button issues in the world today by returning to Jesus's message.

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Publishers Weekly

While veteran narrator Patrick Lawlor possesses ample talent for the general duties at hand, one can't help wondering how such a noted preacher as Gomes-Harvard's longtime religion professor and campus chaplain-might have presented some of the more fiery elements of his material. Gomes's thesis centers on the established Christian community's reluctance to embrace a socially relevant theology. Gomes, a self-avowed "blue-state" clergyman, offers a harsh assessment of rigid and exclusivist fundamentalism. Yet he also calls to task his theologically moderate-to-liberal brothers and sisters inside mainline Protestantism for abandoning their social gospel heritage in favor of a watered-down and highly personalized brand of faith. Lawlor demonstrates a capacity for vocal inflection, reading inspiring quotes from such figures as Rev. Martin Luther King Sr. and theologian Paul Tillich with particular enthusiasm. But the shifts in tone and delivery that might fully convey the distinction between Gomes's sermon to the choir and his broader message for the culture at large sometimes are lost in the shuffle. Simultaneous release with the HarperOne hardcover (Reviews, Sept. 10). (Dec.).

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"An incisive original.... [Gomes is] a born storyteller." —Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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ISBN-13:
9780060000745
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/09/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,345,710
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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"An incisive original.... [Gomes is] a born storyteller." —-Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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