Countless thoughtful people are now so disgusted with the marriage of bad theology and hypocritical behavior by the church that a new Reformation is required in which the purpose of religion itself is reimagined.
Meyers takes the best of biblical scholarship and recasts these core Christian concepts to exhort the church to pursue an alternative vision of the Christian life:
This is not a call to the church to move to the far left or to try something brand new. Rather, it is the recovery of something very old. Saving Jesus from the Church shows us what it means to be a Christian and how to follow Jesus' teachings today.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This book was very engrossing from the minute I picked it up and started reading it.
It instead brings the teachings of Jesus to the fore and reminds us of the two most important commandments: Love the Lord God and love your neighbor as yourself.
Growing up as a Catholic I cannot help but see Jesus in a similar situation to the author challenging some of the practices and thinking of our churches today.
Adding Robin R. Meyers to my short list of favorite religious writers. Excellent book!Published 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
Well written and insightful, this book has become a must read and re-read each day. When speaking of this book, I have told people that it has renewed my dedication to my church. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Doreen A. Lawton
Jesus never said it was about him. He would be livid that some worship him and pay no heed to what he taught.Published 1 month ago by Hal Salwasser
Liberal theology denies the resurection and divinity of Christ.Published 1 month ago by kevin romer
The title says it all: we need to start following Jesus and stop worshipping Christ. Mr Meyers' observations about religion and American life are startling. Read morePublished 1 month ago by S. Misuta
One of many books to get inside of the mind of persons who feel alienated by the some of more traditional views of Jesus. Read morePublished 2 months ago by John Hudson
words of reason on a topic too often treated with lack of respect for the new insights from Biblical scholars about the truth embedded in words from a far different eraPublished 2 months ago by shoelady
Lots of discussion points; better read in a book than on a kindle.Published 2 months ago by Bette Tuttle