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The Christian church is falling apart and in desperate need of a revival. According to professor Sweet (The Church in Emerging Culture: Five Perspectives) and bestselling author Viola (From Eternity to Here), £what is lacking is a groundbreaking revelation of Christ that boggles the mind and enraptures the heart.¥ Expanding on the authorsÖ 2009 online manifesto, this insistent, impassioned essay condemns as pharisaic those preachers who forgo a Christ-centered theology in favor of a cute, singular slogan or mission. The authors urge churches to focus on the man who embodies the entire religion. To do so, readers must learn the subtle distinction between following Christ and realizing Christ already lives within them. Some may find this message controversial, even pantheistic. Yet the biblical passages show the message is rooted in Scripture. The authors provide a lot to digest, but quotations from poets and philosophers break up the text and help readers grasp abstract concepts. Though most applicable to pastors and seminarians, all Christian readers will discover a new perspective and deeper purpose.
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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.
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ISBN-10:  0849946018
ISBN-13:  978-0849946011
Author:  Leonard Sweet
Genre:  Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson
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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 …
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