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Everything New: Reimagining Heaven and Hell [Kindle Edition]

Jeff Cook
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Book Description

“Prepare to see God in new ways.”

SHANE HIPPS
Teaching Pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church.
www.shanehipps.com

“Jeff Cook offers an honest voice in the midst of too many saying the same thing with subtle, monotonous, meaningless differences … There’s more in this little book than its length indicates. Digest this book.”

SCOT McKNIGHT
Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies at North Park University

“A creatively written and historically grounded portrait ... Everything New presents Jesus in beautiful and compelling ways.”

PRESTON SPRINKLE

New York Times Best Selling Author
www.prestonsprinkle.com

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This is a book about God.

Not just any God, but a God worth believing in.

It’s a book about wrestling with death and fear and doubt—and hoping to find something bigger.

It's a book about heaven. Often when we think of heaven, what comes to mind is escape. According to Medieval art and modern cartoons, “heaven” is about leaving this world. Heaven is about getting as far away from what we and others have broken as possible. But this is a move of despair, and despair isn't healthy.

This is a book about hell. Sometimes we believe ridiculous ideas so long they no longer seem ridiculous. But we need to reimagine hell. The real God would not choose a world that could contain an everlasting torture chamber.

Most of all this is a book about Jesus. Not the Jesus we see in bad Christian art, but the Jesus who emerges from a dark corner of history and can’t help illuminating everything he touches. In this Jesus, we see a new kind of God. In this Jesus, we see a new future.


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"Prepare to see God in new ways."  SHANE HIPPS. Teaching Pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church.  shanehipps.com  

"Jeff Cook offers an honest voice in the midst of too many saying the same thing with subtle, monotonous, meaningless differences ... There's more in this little book than its length indicates. Digest this book."  SCOT McKNIGHT. Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies at North Park University.

"A creatively written and historically grounded portrait ... Everything New presents Jesus in beautiful and compelling ways."  PRESTON SPRINKLE.
 New York Times Best Selling Author.  prestonsprinkle.com  

About the Author

Jeff Cook teaches philosophy at the University of Northern Colorado. He pastors Atlas Church in Greeley, Colorado. He creates music-driven preaching events with Tim Coons. He posts incendiary thoughts at www.relevantmagazine.com. And he is overseeing a set of animation projects with the incomparable Shane White. You can see his work at: www.everythingnew.org

Product Details

  • File Size: 609 KB
  • Print Length: 218 pages
  • Publisher: Subversive Books (May 23, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008606XIY
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #336,786 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars solid work July 3, 2013
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I was pleasantly surprised with Cook's transparency, honesty and overall flow of thought and storytelling found in this book. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who has followed the ongoing conversations about the new atheism, the topic of hell, or the emergent movement in the Protestant church. You will find some really good insight here and a Jesus-centered, thought-provoking, real-life-level exploration of the baseline presuppositions and assumptions that many of us are anchored in.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Compelling Case for Belief August 10, 2013
Format:Paperback
This book takes a number of approaches to the problem of God-belief in a culture that has made many things about it intellectually and emotionally unsatisfying. I find that the greatest strength here is stepping away from the old standbys of traditional apologetics - arguments that prioritize biblical literalism, disparage the morality of the nonreligious, or try to systematically develop an intellectual framework that carefully sidesteps or weasels around legitimate conflicts within contemporary Christian theology. This may have been effective at one time, but I find more and more that recent work in apologetics invests more in shoring up an increasingly irrelevant religious culture than in developing a compelling case for Christ's teachings.

Cook avoids this trap by tackling the issues that matter directly - how can we believe in a good God in an evil-filled world? How can we find relevance in ancient biblical writings that were authored far before developments in astrophysics and biochemistry started to offer compelling explanations for things like the fate of the universe, or the chemical workings of our motivations and actions?

This book doesn't try to discredit those advancements, or gloss over difficult issues - it makes them the crux of the argument, and offers some novel perspectives that, in my opinion, make it evident exactly how limited the apologetics of the last few decades have really been.

I find Cook's case for why the story of Christ is fundamentally different from all other religious traditions to be the single most important part of this book. The God of Christ is one that takes the symbols of our deepest pain, struggle, and fear and turns them into images of hope and peace, and that is, as he says, "a God worth believing in".
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book. October 21, 2012
By Pete
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Fantastic book. A must read for anyone looking for a well grounded look at God and faith. Jeff Cook is in my opinion a great philosopher.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book this year July 19, 2012
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Everything new has been the most helpful book for my own development and ministry context. Cook is thoughtful and pastoral. Go ahead and click the "buy now" button.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A refreshing addition to Christain literature. August 8, 2012
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Jeff Cook does a great job taking us through his journey of God belief. One of those rare books that is as entertaining as it is thought provoking, and it is plenty of both of those. He takes the God belief "glasses" that have been distorted for so long, and makes it desirable to look at the world through those glasses once again. Great book.
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More About the Author

Jeff Cook teaches philosophy at the University of Northern Colorado.

He pastors Atlas Church in Greeley, Colorado.

You can see his work at: www.everythingnew.org

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