- Explore more great deals on thousands of titles in our Deals in Books store.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Jesus Bootlegged Paperback – February 16, 2011
|New from||Used from|
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more
Special Offers and Product Promotions
About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
Conservative/fundamentalist Christians won't like this book because it won't be of any help to them in maintaining their carefully constructed Bible-worshiping illusions. I guess I'm (what might be called) a liberal/progressive Christian, but I don't care for this book because it's badly written, poorly reasoned, and pretentious in tone.
For the most part, George comes off as an ostentatious theological hipster spouting off pseudo-intellectual sludge. If you like meandering, convoluted, self-indulgent, yet heartfelt conjectures regarding the Christian faith then this book might be just your thing. I appreciate his emphasis on inclusion, his empathy with misfits, his disdain for rigid and institutionalized Christianity, etc... but I don't appreciate his lack of concern for critical thinking or his irresponsibility in treating theology as a plaything.
I suspect George got a heady thrill from posing as a new and daring philosopher/theologian, but this immature attempt at profundity is mostly (though not completely) surface with very little substance.
P.S. The spelling and grammar in this book is atrocious. Didn't anyone bother editing?
George brings those same inquisitive and analytical characteristics to a field where such questions have long been discouraged; that of theology in his book; Jesus Bootlegged. George fearlessly strips down the common doctrines and teaching of the church in attempt to re-discover the spirit of that radical first century movement of Christ-followers. George boldly asks the questions that others are afraid to ask, and then delves into the search for answers. His passion for Christ is obvious both in that fearless and never-ending search and in the deeply personal reflections upon his own life.
Read this book and you will be challenged, yet inspired. You may not agree with some of George's conclusions, and I suspect that the author is perfectly fine with that, as he himself states in the book's foreword: "I don't know if it's about an arrival at all. Because that would assume that there is an in and out club to be a part of. So the book invites people to let go of a dualistic way of thinking, and become more aware that God pulls this whole thing together. It is about being broken and fixed and in jaw-dropping awe of what (life) still yet has to teach me."