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Your Jesus Is Too Safe: Outgrowing a Drive-Thru, Feel-Good Savior
     

Your Jesus Is Too Safe: Outgrowing a Drive-Thru, Feel-Good Savior

by Jared Wilson
 

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Our contemporary culture has seduced the church into packaging Jesus Christ, the Son of God, as appetizingly marketable forgeries. We’ve had the Hippie Jesus, and the Postcard Jesus. We now offer the Grammy Award Jesus, the Therapist Jesus, the Get-out-of-Hell-Free Jesus, the Key-to-Wealth Jesus, the Role Model Jesus, the Buddy Jesus . . . and a host of

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Our contemporary culture has seduced the church into packaging Jesus Christ, the Son of God, as appetizingly marketable forgeries. We’ve had the Hippie Jesus, and the Postcard Jesus. We now offer the Grammy Award Jesus, the Therapist Jesus, the Get-out-of-Hell-Free Jesus, the Key-to-Wealth Jesus, the Role Model Jesus, the Buddy Jesus . . . and a host of others.

Skillfully and honestly, Jared Wilson wants to introduce readers to the real Jesus. Cutting through the glossy, modern misconceptions of Jesus, they will discover the original, raw, honest Jesus who confronted the very religious heresies that have spawned today's pseudo-Jesuses.

Sometimes controversial, sometimes humorous, but always frank and forthright, Your Jesus Is Too Safe challenges you to embrace the true and living Christ whose mission is to revolutionize—not fit into—the world that we inhabit.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Nashville pastor Wilson sees too strenuous an effort to reduce the Christian message to simple evangelism and too great an identification of church with materialist and consumerist culture. Here, he seeks to retrieve Jesus as the historical and single messenger of the gospel news for the world; each chapter emphasizes an aspect of this single figure (Promise, Forgiver, Shepherd, Sacrifice, and so on). While this amounts to a series of familiar sermons, less jazzy and sexy than the title promises, many readers will derive benefits from Wilson's ideas. VERDICT An invigorating new vision of Christian purpose for conservative Christians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780825444425
Publisher:
Kregel Publications
Publication date:
05/27/2016
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,338,072
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Jared C. Wilson is the director of content strategy for Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and managing editor of For the Church, Midwestern’s site for gospel-centered resources. He is a popular author and conference speaker, and also blogs regularly at Gospel Driven Church hosted by the Gospel Coalition. His books include Gospel Wakefulness, Gospel Deeps, The Pastor’s Justification, The Storytelling God, and The Wonder-Working God.

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