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5.0 out of 5 stars great book, refreshing to see Sweet engaged, June 30, 2010
This review is from: Jesus Manifesto: Restoring the Supremacy and Sovereignty of Jesus Christ (Hardcover)
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There aren't many theology books that excite me any more. Maybe I've become jaded or perhaps so much of what I see has virtually no relationship with my life or with the life of my congregation. Sometimes the book is academic theology written by scholars for scholars, focused on increasingly small circles of readers. Other times the writer seems clueless that we're living in the 21st century, and he/she dismisses the possibility that we are in the early stages of a new reformation. Occasionally, a book has some interesting ideas, but is poorly written.

Imagine my surprise when a book of popular theology grabbed my attention and would not let me go. Len Sweet and Frank Viola have published the Jesus Manifesto, and it is a flaming wonder. The authors contend that we have relegated Jesus to a place at the margin of our theology and practice. The book is a reminder that no issue, no agenda, not even the growth of the church can take the place of the supremacy of Christ. Brilliantly written, challenging, it is a must read. Especially encouraging and challenging was the reminder that imitating Christ is no substitute for being in Christ and being the continuing incarnation of his presence. They argue that we settle for fitting Jesus into our life, rather than letting Him be embodied in us. They intend to move Christology back to the center of the faith. I say about time.

Read the book, then share it with someone else. Every once in a while we need a reminder of what is essential about our faith.
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