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.
This is an excellent response to those who would read the Bible as if it were word-for-word letter-for-letter literally true. Read morePublished 2 days ago by EKUpd
"Saving Jesus from the Church" is an eye-opening book written with wit and grace. Meyers, a liberal theologian in typically conservative Oklahoma, gives readers fresh... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Marjorie Bell
A really great read. Meyers does a great job of expressing his perspective with cohesive and thoughtful analysis. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Craig A. Dawkins
Positively wonderful book. Very forward thinking and clearly written. Enjoyed it very much.Published 1 month ago by seself
As much as he chastised conservative and how they think, he should be chastised for pushing a liberal agenda under the guise of following Jesus. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Julie B
Totallt against my belief in our Lord and Saviour !! Embarrassing to read !!!!Published 2 months ago by R. Wiegman
Another good review of today's attitude of religion. I'd like to listen to this gent's sermons.Published 2 months ago by Floyd G. Cook
Meyers sees Jesus as a teacher, not a Savior; sees faith as a way of being in the world, not believing in doctrines or creeds; sees the Bible as an inspired and inspiring... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mark Worth