Contents: Contents -- Introduction: "Who do you say that I am?" -- The occupation of all things -- A bottle in the ocean -- If God wrote your biography -- A violin called messiah -- A ditch on either side -- His face or your face? -- A collision of two empires -- The forgotten tree -- A house of figs -- Who is this lord of yours? -- Afterword: a personal letter from your lord.
The American church suffers from what Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola call "Jesus Deficit Disorder." Instead of paying sustained attention to him, she focuses on substitute issues such as "justice," "morality," "values," and "leadership principles." In Jesus Manifesto, Sweet and Viola call the church back to her "first love." I appreciated three things about this book: First, its biblical grounding: Chapter 1, "The Occupation of All Things," demonstrates … more