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By Garland Robertson
From Amazon: "Robertson's compelling new release, How the Church Betrays the Gospel, critiques modern-day professions made by the church. The author isolates the core perception that motivated the life of Jesus, the object of Christian faith. Robertson claims that abandoning the essential message of Jesus confuses people and divides communities. This resource will help individuals and the church better understand what Jesus intended for us to remember about his life. The book also contains, Holy Experience, a fresh, experienced-based approach to spiritual direction. from the Preface... My intention is to bring to the surface of Christian tradition and practice the substance of the mission that defined the ministry of Jesus. What did Jesus hope to accomplish? What did Jesus want the people to remember about his presence with them? What would the church look like if it reflected the witness of Jesus? Answers to these questions will prompt the reader to examine how closely the church represents the gospel--the message of the one in whose way they seek to live. from the Introduction... In a time in its history when the various components of the Christian church proclaim numerous and sometimes contradictory interpretations of the meaning of the life and teaching of Jesus it will be instructive for us all to take another look, to listen again to the testimony of Jesus recorded in the sacred writings of the Christian community. In the narratives contained in the first four books of the New Testament section of the Bible we can isolate the life story and the message of Jesus.... So come with me as we return to the village of Nazareth and from there gather among the hills of Galilee and Judea and walk along the streets of Capernaum and Jerusalem, to see and hear the gospel according to Jesus, not from someone who claims to know it but from the prophet himself. What you see and hear will surprise you and open to you the gateway that leads to abundant life."
Perfect Paperback: 133 pages
Publisher: The Kedesh Foundation, Inc.; 1st edition (December, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches