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“Bell and Golden deliver a tough message the American church needs to hear.” (Christianity Today)

“Bell is at the forefront of a rethinking of Christianity in America.” (Time magazine)

“One of the country’s most influential evangelical pastors.” (New York Times)

“One of the nation’s rock-star-popular young pastors.” (USA Today)

“Rob Bell is one of the hottest names in contemporary evangelical life.” (Boston Globe)

“This dramatic book is politically charged but not party-bent, bearing a message evangelicals need: that Jesus didn’t come just to save people for heaven someday but to transform his followers and the physical world now.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Equal parts prophetic warning and call to action, Jesus Wants to Save Christians exhorts Jesus’ followers to sacrifice their comforts and hear the ‘cry of the oppressed’-the hungry and poor about whom God cares deeply.” (Grand Rapids Press)

“Bell and Golden present a clarion call for a justice emphasis within Christianity and, given the nightmarish developments in the U.S. and the world, it could not have come at a better time!” (Spirituality and Practice)

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"We want you to discover the Bible as its own best commentary. We offer you a way to read the Bible that doesn't require a library or a preacher or a politician or an academic to interpret for you. Once justice is seen as the thread woven into the fabric of biblical history, the whole Bible becomes much clearer. Justice is the issue when God redeems Israel from Pharaoh. Justice is at the heart of the Sinai law and justice is what Israel must show the world as a kingdom of priests. Justice is the measure the Jews failed to meet in their days of power and empire in Jerusalem. It was justice the prophets proclaimed as the way of return during the exile of the Jews in Babylon and it was justice that Jesus incarnated."

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: HarperOne; Reprint edition (July 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062125826
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062125828
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,231 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ouch. Several months ago, Harper One sent me a short collection of Rob Bell reprints to review. I slowly worked my way through them, enjoying each one, and somehow left this one sitting on the shelves. Too many other obligations. I just now picked it up, and read it in one sitting.

I couldn't put it down. Forget Velvet Elvis. Forget Love Wins. This 180-page sermon, this little obscure work, is for Bible groupies Bell's real masterpiece. It's definitely my new favorite, so maybe that says something about co-author Don Golden, a name I hadn't come across before.

From the Exodus, to the Temple construction, to the Eucharist, Bell and Golden reveal a surprising thread that weaves its way throughout the Bible. This "new perspective " opens up what the Bible means to Americans today, living in the world's most powerful nation, boasting the greatest military, yet holding the strongest responsibility for the world's impoverished. America is an empire, and the Bible has a lot to say about empires.

"I hope you see that there is a common humanity we share with everybody alive today, and everybody who has come before us," writes Bell in the preface. This little book accomplishes just that.
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growing up in a fundamental family I had lost hope that Christians would see something deeper, something new in the life and implementation of Christ's message/
Rob Bell's book and all his work has restored not only my faith and hope but returned me to something I thought was lost.
Read I and weep and then be grateful for Rob's work!
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As a pastor leading a study group on this book, I can say that each person in the class has commented on the different style of this book compared to *Love Wins* and *Velvet Elvis* which we've also done. Perhaps it's having a co-author. There's something lacking, and I think it might be the in depth exegesis or drawing out of meaning that is not readily available to the viewer. Still a good choice for inspiring conversation, though.
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I read 3 or 4 books every week, usually books on the theological or spiritual spectrum. I've read some good books, maybe even some great ones but Rob Bell has written the most important book I've read in a long time. He has a gift for making connections that were meant to be made but are often overlooked by Bible readers and rarely presented in sermons or studies. He understands the gospel's original message and he presents the Bible's story in a refreshing even innovative way. Almost anyone can read his books as he removes the difficult theological language that ones expects to find in such a book. This is a must read and a must understand.
My experience with most pastors is that while they know what the Bible really says they are so afraid for their jobs the truth never gets taught but this book should be required reading for every church member and pastor. I've ordered several copies for family and friends and I'm sure will order more.
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I agree with Bell most churches in America and beyond need to wake up and stop taking their congregations money and build new buildings...instead they need to look after the poor.
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this book provides a fresh perspective on the theme of Exodus throughout Scripture & applies it to modern day living. i devoured it a bit too quickly, so i plan to go back & read it again more slowly & more contemplatively with Bible in hand. i've been reading more of rob bell's writings & this one stands out almost as a "jerry maguire"-esque "manifesto" - manifesto is a strong word, but it is definitely a call-to-action for christians to pull out of a pharisees-type, complacent mindset & lifestyle and to use our resources and our faith to bring change to the world around us.
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This book is worth rereading because it present some new and interesting ideas. It is well written and gives one a new perspective.
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By Pamie on November 23, 2012
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This book is a must read if a person wants to be a biblical Christian and the church is to start being relevant in the world again. It is like Rob threaded miscellaneous beads on a string and the necklace appeared. This book will explain Scripture like it has not been explained in a church service and convict/challenge you to participate in the Kingdom on earth. Read this with Hugh Halter" "Sacrilege" and "Tangible Kingdom" and you will mourn all the years you have wasted for the Kingdom and jump-start your walk from this day forward. Don't read this book Jesus Wants to Save Christians: Learning to Read a Dangerous Bookif you don't want to be changed.
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