Kissing Fish

Kissing Fish

by Roger Wolsey


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Kissing Fish by Roger Wolsey

Christianity receives a lot of attention in the media, but the most frequently discussed version represents a type of Christianity that sometimes turns people away from the Church. Kissing Fish presents a postmodern systematic theology of progressive Christianity, a growing movement that reclaims the radical message of the Gospel. This informative, contemplative, and entertaining book will guide you through the beliefs that inspire us to love one another in the transformative way that Jesus proclaimed, including practices that will take your faith to a new level.

Kissing Fish is a scholarly yet thoroughly accessible introduction to progressive Christianity. While the intended target audience for this work would seem to be those who have either left the Christian faith or never adopted it at all; the work is filled with pearls of wisdom for all of us, whether associated with Christianity or not. Kissing Fish is a truly remarkable work, serving both as a reminder of the beauty and grace that form the central tenets of the faith, while offering a graceful yet prophetic rebuttal to its more exclusionary tendencies.

Kissing Fish is part theological text and part tell-all personal spiritual journey. Imagine a down-to-earth combination of the works of Marcus Borg, Anne Lamott, Jim Wallis, Rob Bell, Shane Claiborne, Diana Butler-Bass, Brian McLaren, Walter Wink, Wes Howard-Brook, and Donald Miller. A profound romp that informs and inspires.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781456839406
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 01/10/2011
Pages: 398
Sales rank: 467,908
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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Kissing Fish 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Holliken More than 1 year ago
Jesus' teachings focused on love and tolerance, but modern-day Christianity is often presented by the news and pop culture as judgmental and hypocritical. Kissing Fish goes back to the Bible to examine Jesus' teachings in his sermons to his apostles and others. As you are reading this book, you will feel inspired to live out the message of the gospel. The author also explores spiritual practices that will help you focus your daily life on being more devoted in your approach to Christianity, and you will learn about how to apply your faith to the world around you in the chapter on justice. This book is helpful for Christians who have felt rejected or judged, as well as those who are not Christians but want to learn about a more open-minded and tolerant approach to Christian faith.
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Teresa_Konopka More than 1 year ago
Advertised as a book on Christianity for those that do not like Christianity, my interest was piqued. The Jesus fish icon kissing the Darwin fish also made my eyebrows shoot up. Diving into the book, I read at the beginning that the book is for everybody but is more geared towards young adults. The way the book is laid out with the text going near to the edges of the pages, this colossal read may intimidate youngsters. Luckily, the beginning of the book tells readers that they may skim the chapters--something that permission need not be given for. Anyway, written by somewhat of a theologian, this book tackles plenty of huge topics from death, heaven, hell, communion, the Gospel, love, the Bible, and more. I'd be tempted to call this book a bit heretical if not for the fact that Wolsey presents different sides of each position. What do I mean by that? For topics, he gives progressive, fundamentalists, and everything in between in terms of standpoints / paradigms. I don't agree with everything in this book, but I think Wolsey's intentions were genuine in wanting people to come to the Faith. However, the way I see it, if people don't want Jesus, no amount of progressive "hip" sugarcoating and complacent denials of essential dogma will make nonbelievers truly love Jesus. Philemon 1:14.