Christ Is ALL!
Join In the Joyful Awakening to the Supremacy of God’s Son
David Bryant condensed and updated with
Christ is ALL! (condensed and updated) is not a rehash of old Sunday School lessons on the life of Jesus. Quite the opposite. Christ Is ALL! (CIA) opens a new point of departure for your walk with God’s Son. It explores nothing less than the full scope of His supremacy. It does so in anticipation of, and preparation for, something almost too wonderful to hope: a fresh work of God’s Spirit among God’s people to enlarge our vision of the reigning majesty of God’s Son. The promise is poised … impending … bearing down upon us. It is a God-given "Christ-awakening", meant for the whole Church, in every part.
The Subtitles Tell The Story
In 2003, New Providence Publishers (NPP) issued to wide acclaim David Bryant’s Christ Is ALL! A Joyful Manifesto On The Supremacy of God’s Son. Hardback, at nearly 470 pages, a Second Edition came out in 2005. Now, in 2010, NPP presents a "new revised version", a "reincarnation", as it were, of the original book in a 176 page paperback. Working with one of the nation’s most respected trainers of youth workers, Dr. Richard Ross (professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth), David Bryant has condensed, remixed and updated his book. Originally written to train pastors and Christians leaders, this revised version specifically focuses its message on inspiring and equipping day-to-day Christians in every stream of the Church.
Cutting out 300 pages, however, is not the most significant development in this process. The modified subtitle is! The original CIA was tagged "A Joyful Manifesto on the Supremacy of God’s Son". But this revised CIA urges "Join the Joyful Awakening to the Supremacy of God’s Son". Notice the shift? Frankly, its titanic.
A decade ago, many parts of Christ’s Body were sleeping through a major crisis, which Bryant called a "crisis of supremacy" (analyzed in chapters here, as well). To borrow Max Lucado’s metaphor, too often Jesus was seen as a computer mouse, readily available to move the cursor across the screen to click-on whatever we needed next from God. I wrote my "manifesto" to help call the Church to re-engage with the active reign of Jesus–to wake-up to who He really is as God’s Son, where He’s leading in God’s purposes and what He’s doing with God’s people, as well as across our land and among the nations.
But things are changing. Today this revised CIA invites readers to expect, prepare for and even experience something so joyous no Jesus-follower would dare be left behind. Many call it a Christ-awakening defined as "God’s Spirit using God’s Word to re-introduce God’s people to God’s Son for ALL He is".
Editors for The Economist magazine recently authored God Is Back: How the Global Revival of Faith Is Changing the World. Similarly, this revised CIA might have been renamed: CHRIST IS BACK: The Awakening of the Church That Will Change the Nation and the World (and All of Us in the Process!).
Except, of course… the Lord Jesus Christ is not "back". He never left! Christ is now. Ascended. Ruling. Redeeming. Triumphant. Moving sovereignly throughout His church. His reign is as undiminished in this hour as it will be the hour we stand before Him at the Climax, in the new heaven and earth. His irrevocable authority needs no re-instatement. Rather, it is many of us Christians who need restoration. It is the vision of our hearts that needs to replenished, re-conquered and re-commissioned in Him and for Him.
More Than Meets The Eye: The CIA website
However, there’s more to the new, revised version than one might guess simply looking its cover. Because, behind this slim volume is a website packed with free resources to help Christians implement much of what David Bryant calls for. For example, when readers visit www.ChristIsAllBook.com, they can download a four-week CIA devotional guide, or a CIA small group discussion guide, or an audio book taken from parts of CIA, or they can access expanded commentary on each chapter in the book–and so much more. This dynamic interface between book and website offers a whole new opportunity for a life-changing reading experience. Also, orders can be placed there for major quantity discounts of the revised version, to encourage friends or even whole congregations. In addition, one can order a copy of the 470 page edition of Christ Is ALL!, still in print.
The past seven years, many national Christian leaders have urged David Bryant to adapt Christ Is ALL! for a wider Christian audience. That has now become reality. This new CIA is not so much a "manifesto" anymore. Rather, it’s more like an "invitation". An invitation to enter into something worthy of our whole hearts. An invitation to join a Christ-awakening movement already underway. An invitation to start celebrating, as a way of life, nothing less than the supremacy of God’s Son for all He is, for you and for me, for now and forever. An invitation for us to do this together.
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About the Author
Over the past 35 years, David Bryant has been defined by many as a "messenger of hope" and a "Christ-proclaimer" to the Church throughout the world. Formerly a pastor, minister-at-large with the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, president of Concerts of Prayer International (COPI) and chairman of America's National Prayer Committee, currently David provides leadership to PROCLAIM HOPE! whose mission is to "foster and serve a nationwide Christ-awakening movement".
For decades David played a widely visible role in the emergence of an unprecedented, worldwide prayer movement by capitalizing on city-wide mass rallies; national and international conferences; training videos, seminars and manuals; development of leadership coalitions; the mentoring of younger leaders; and media outreach (both TV and radio). Many testify, however, that his key contribution has been and remains setting its most strategic agenda: a God-given awakening to the full extent of the supremacy of God's Son so as to revitalize Christians everywhere to serve His Kingdom purposes with renewed hope and passion.
To that end, PROCLAIM HOPE! launched a NATIONAL CAMPAIGN OF HOPE, focused on a Christ-awakening throughout the churches of America. Along with a menu of training events such as "Christ Summits" and "Christ Colleges", foundational to helping Christians join and serve the campaign is David's recent, seminal 480-page book on Christ's supremacy titled CHRIST IS ALL!
David and his wife Robyne were high school sweethearts in their hometown, Massillon, Ohio. They now call metropolitan New York/New Jersey their home. Their three grown children, Adam, Bethany and Benjamin, were adopted as infants from India.
What People are Saying About This
Christ is ALL! The Revised Version
Never has there been more urgency in our land for a God-given awakening to Christ. David Bryant’s vision of Christ, and the full extent of His supremacy, can bring the Body of Christ together in powerfully transforming ways. We believe his message…(is) exactly what’s needed at this critical moment in America. –
An Open Letter To The Church From 70 National Leaders, www.ProclaimHope.com
Warning! This book will surely be hazardous to your life as you have lived it....and that's a good thing. Until Christ is ALL! most of us did not realize how much our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has been diminished in Christian literature, preaching and our communal life. It will open your eyes, ears, spirit and heart for all that He Is.
Roland Hinz, President, Hi-Torque Publications/Christian Radio Broadcaster
"David Bryant has, in my estimation, the clearest and most profound Christology of any American theologian alive today. His book is a watershed treatise of what it means to have both a view of Christ and experience of Christ necessary to exercise consequential leadership in our generation."
Mac Pier, President,The NYC Leadership Center (NYCLeadership.com)
David Bryant has taught me a great deal but nothing as vital as the content of Christ Is ALL!. Unless we restore Christ's supremacy inside the church we will never have a message or mission for those outside the church. We keep looking for a program or technique to guide us but here is the real answer for what we truly need to find our way homethe recovery of Christ alone, the one who has all authority in heaven and on earth!
John Armstrong, President, ACT 3 (Act3online.com)
More than anyone else I know, David Bryant has a passion for Christ and a passion for a Christ-awakening throughout America, and for that matter the whole world. As the years have gone by, David’s vision has become greater and clearer as by faith he has laid hold of God’s promises of spiritual renewal. This book is a distillation of what David lives and breathes so passionately, namely the exaltation of Christ among the nations. The church needs to hear this clear call so that she can march forward with a confidence that is worthy of our triumphant Savior. Read this book in the quietness of your room and then spread its message from the mountaintops.
Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer, Senior Pastor, The Moody Church, Chicago
"After all we know of Jesus Christ and what He has done for us, you'd think we would all live in joyful submission to Him. But we know that is not the case. Christ is All has brought us a clear and compelling view of our Savior that can enliven our relationship with Him and, when shared with others, can powerfully unite the body of Christ in worshipping and serving Him. This new resource makes it even more understandable and usable. Please seriously consider it."
Paul Fleischmann, President National Network of Youth Ministries (www.youthworkers.net)
As a businessman, I've come to appreciate the power of focus, clarity and simplicity. David's first book "Christ is All" is consummately focused as it delves deeply into Apostle Paul's powerful Colossians' declaration. Now, The Revised Version advances the same great truths with crystal clarity and profound simplicity. Don't miss the great gift this new and more accessible work is to every serious believer!
John D. Beckett, Chairman: The Beckett Companies/ Author: Loving Monday and Mastering Monday
Pastoral ministry is complicated, particularly in our culture that is increasingly pluralistic. Often time we are pressed from both sides of the postmodern quest: on the one hand we are pressured to embrace diversity without judgment, acceptance without principle but on the other, we long for solid identity and desire authentic communities. I found David Bryant's book "Christ is All" a refreshing reminder and the voice of a prophetic advocate of the Word of God: Christ is the only answer! Unless we thirst after our Redeemer and seek to grow to His likeness, we will always be the slaves of our culture and found ourselves being tossed around by the current thoughts and philosophies. This condensed edition of David's work makes it highly readable yet remains faithful to the original version.
Wilson Chang, Pastor, Rutgers Community Christian Church
My faith soars when I contemplate David Bryant’s scriptural review of the glory and supremacy of Christ. My heart is sobered when I consider his message of how we have strayed from our true calling in Jesus. My vision is stretched when I challenge myself with his practical solutions. I believe this book has prophetically touched the heart of the Church’s greatest need today.
Don Peter, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Seattle Pacific University
I have had the privilege to receive seven years of good theological training, but the best Christology I have heard comes from David Bryant. This is one reason I am so excited to endorse Christ Is All! Remixed. Oh, how we need to be saturated in the wonder of Jesus Christ! May the Lord use this smaller version to bring this vital message to a larger portion of the Body of Christ.
Dennis Fuqua, Executive Director, International renewal Ministries, www.prayersummits.net / Author: Living Prayer: the Lord’s Prayer Alive in You – www.livingprayer.net
Next to the Bible itself, Christ Is All! is the most transforming Christology text that I have ever encountered. My appreciation for the Supremacy of God’s Son has taken a quantum leap.
Gary L. Frost, President, Concerts Of Prayer Greater New York.
David Bryant is among the most gifted and passionate followers of Jesus Christ I have ever known. I pray that this remarkable volume will bless, encourage and motivate you to love and serve Jesus Christ with all of your heart, soul, strength and mind."
Paul Cedar, Chairman, Mission America Coalition
The author of Hebrews reminds us that Jesus is "the centerpiece of everything" (Hebrews 3:1, The Message). David Bryant’s Christ is All is the most definitive book next to the Bible itself ever written to substantiate this claim.
Dr. Dick Eastman, International President, Every Home for Christ
When the church fully understands the beauty, humility and grandeur of Jesus Christ it will bow down to the Father in gratitude and reverence. As a man fully devoted to the proclamation of the gospel throughout the world, David Bryant adorns the doctrine of Christ in Christ is All in such a way to give the reader a taste of the glory of God.
Matthew W. Bennett, Founder and President, The Christian Union
A Latin American theologian wrote that, "Hope is hearing the music of the future, faith is to dance to it." By that reckoning, David Bryant's stirring and timely book will set your toes to tapping and your heart beating faster as you pray for Christ's kingdom to come. The church needs to hear this message of hope in Christ as never before.
Ben Patterson, Campus Pastor, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California