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Dismissing Jesus: How We Evade the Way of the Cross Douglas M. Jones III

Dismissing Jesus: How We Evade the Way of the Cross

Douglas M. Jones III

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ISBN : 9781620325353
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300 pages
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 About the Book 

What is the way of the cross? Why does it create resistance? How do we answer objections to it? The revival of interest in Christs kingdom and radical discipleship has produced a wave of discussions, but sometimes those discussions are scattered.MoreWhat is the way of the cross? Why does it create resistance? How do we answer objections to it? The revival of interest in Christs kingdom and radical discipleship has produced a wave of discussions, but sometimes those discussions are scattered. This book aims to pull together in one place the core claims of the way of the cross. It aims to examine the deeply cherished assumptions that hinder us from hearing Jesuss call.When we do that, well see that the gospel of Christ is not primarily about getting into heaven or about living a comfortable, individually pious, middle-class life. It is about being free from the ancient, pervasive, and delightful oppression of Mammon in order to create a very different community, the church, an alternative city-kingdom here and now on earth by means of living and celebrating the way of the cross—the reign of joyful weakness, renunciation, self-denial, sharing, foolishness, community, and love overcoming evil.