Thursday, 28 August 2008

A Great Book Reveiw - Jesus Wants to Save Christians, by Rob Bell and Don Golden

I found this quote from Rob Bells new book at the bottom of the reveiw by Ben Witherington. The reveiw was passed on to me by a good friend. If the rest of the book makes as much sence as this quote then I am looking forward to reading the book.

“Jesus wants to save us from making the good news about another world and not this one. Jesus wants to save us from preaching a Gospel that is only about individuals and not about the systems that enslave them. Jesus wants to save us from shrinking the Gospel down to a transaction about the removal of sin and not about every single particle of creation being reconciled to its maker. Jesus wants to save us from religiously sanctioned despair, the kind that doesn’t believe the world can be made better, the kind that either blatantly or subtly teaches people to just be quiet and behave and wait for something big to happen ‘someday’.” (p. 185). In other words, “do not ask for whom this Golden Bell tolls, it tolls for thee.”

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