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

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There are too many Jesuses running rampant in the world today.

Culture has introduced us to Hippie Jesus, Postcard Jesus, and Get-out-of-hell-free Jesus. There's also Grammy Award Jesus, Therapist Jesus, Role Model Jesus, and Buddy Jesus.

The question is: which one do you worship?

He may be the most popular, the most cited, the most admired, and the most controversial figure in all of history, but Jesus is ...

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Overview

There are too many Jesuses running rampant in the world today.

Culture has introduced us to Hippie Jesus, Postcard Jesus, and Get-out-of-hell-free Jesus. There's also Grammy Award Jesus, Therapist Jesus, Role Model Jesus, and Buddy Jesus.

The question is: which one do you worship?

He may be the most popular, the most cited, the most admired, and the most controversial figure in all of history, but Jesus is more than a generic brand, a logo, or a pick-me-up. He has been fictionalized, humanized, satirized, and romanticized. And yet he still isn't recognized.

Author Jared C. Wilson cuts through the glossy, modern perceptions of Jesus to rediscover the original and raw person who confronted the religious status quo and changed the world. Sometimes controversial, sometimes humorous, but always truthful, Your Jesus Is Too Safe challenges readers to leave behind their feel-good Savior and embrace the true and living Christ.

Open this book and take a closer look at who Jesus really is.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780825439315
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications
  • Publication date: 7/31/2009
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,453,121
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jared C. Wilson is the pastor and cofounder of Element, a missional Christian community in Nashville, Tennessee. He has been a minister and a freelance writer for more than a decade. Wilson has received the Award for Excellence from the National Council of Teachers of English, and an honorable mention from the Conference of Christianity and Literature. He lives outside of Nashville with his wife and two daughters.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Ed Stetzer 5

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction 11

1 Jesus the Promise 17

2 Jesus the Prophet 37

3 Jesus the Forgiver 59

4 Jesus the Man 75

5 Jesus the Shepherd 105

6 Jesus the Judge 123

7 Jesus the Redeemer 147

8 Jesus the King 173

9 Jesus the Sacrifice 195

10 Jesus the Provision 221

11 Jesus the Lord 245

12 Jesus the Savior 267

Conclusion 281

Recommended Reading 285

About the Author 287

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  • Posted November 28, 2009

    Fascinating read demythologizes the Jesus of pop culture

    Your Jesus is Too Safe by Jared C. Wilson is a intriguing look at the different aspects of Jesus. Jesus has lost much of His majesty and wonder in recent years as pop culture views him as a huggy/make-you-rich/non-judgmental guru without any of the message of the gospel. Wilson focuses on just twelve sides of Jesus to emphasize the real Jesus, straight from the Bible. The message of the gospel hasn't changed in its two thousand year: we are broken, sinful people and Jesus died to reconcile us to God. Only by acknowledging those two vital points can we truly come to know Jesus. He didn't come to make us rich or healthy or to bless our lives with great jobs or marriages or to feel good about ourselves. He came to save us from the sin to which we were lost. Wilson has a sardonic, occasionally snarky, tone in writing that keeps him from becoming self-righteous. He is earnest in his desire for the reader to understand the real Jesus, not the one churches are misrepresenting through the flash and bang of services catering to every need and interest. Wilson reminds readers of the true message of the Bible: Jesus saves, and everything else is a distraction.

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