Posted by: irenesroth | October 27, 2010

The Gospel According to Jesus

             
       As a philosopher, I love this book because it explains parts of
       the gospel that are ignored, distorted, and misunderstood. And he
       does a great job in explaining these passages in layman’s terms,
       without undervaluing what the gospels are all about.
      
       Many Christians have a difficult time to live the faith. And
       according to Seay this is because they don’t know the meanings of
       certain important words such as righteousness, the kingdom of
       God, Imago Dei, justification, shalom (peace), and the gospel.
       These concepts are essential to the life of a devout Christian. And
       yet, very few Christians really understand these words. Seay
       spends the whole book discussing these terms. He ends the book
       with the ten commandments for living in God’s peace.
      
       This book took me some time to digest, not so much because
       the concepts that Seay discusses are difficult, as because the way
       he presents these concepts stretches our idea of what it means to
       be a Christian in positive ways. Christians have changed the
       meaning of several basic words, such as righteousness and gospel,
       to suit their own legalistic version of Christianity. So, it took me
       some time to actually read and then re-read the book. I was glad
       that I re-read it because I got so much more out of it the second
       time around.
      
       I really enjoyed the book. I will make the book a part of our
       regular reading tutorials at my church this winter. Every winter
       we choose a few books to read. And then we get together to
       discuss them. I think Seay’s book will definitely give us a lot of
       food for thought and discussion.

       Reviewed by Irene S. Roth/For Booksneeze

        Rating:  4 stars
      
       I received this book from BookSneeze.com,
       http://BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. The
       views in this book review are my own. I am disclosing this in
       accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16CFR, Part 255.

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