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John Shelby Spong was the Episcopal Bishop of Newark before his retirement. As a visiting lecturer at Harvard and at universities and churches throughout the world, he is a leading spokesperson for liberal Christianity. Selling over a million copies, his books include The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic; Eternal Life: A New Vision; Why Christianity Must Change or Die; and his autobiography, Here I Stand. His weekly online column reaches thousands of subscribers all over the world.
Great book....let's not throw Jesus out with the bathwater (mythology and superstition).Published 18 days ago by prime customer
Spong has never disappointed me. I have a sense his theology is still underdeveloped. Perhaps his thorough acceptance of the postmodern worldview of organized religion is where... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Robert R Barrimond
To find the Jesus of Jesus for the non-religious, is to find a faith in someone who transcends the boundaries of man's religion to embrace the truly divine.Published 2 months ago by LM Jarrell
An amazing journey into what we have always thought we knew about Jesus, from a thoroughly researched comparison with Jewish culture of the first century. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Don M. Bagwell
Spong makes a good case for accepting Jesus as wholly human, and urges us to live as Jesus did; ie. to love unconditionally. But a lot of his logic seems like a huge leap for me. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Grandma Carol
Excellent information --- every Sunday school should use it as a primer for thinking about Jesus. I would highly recommend this book to any religious thinker.Published 4 months ago by Mary chamberlain