06 October 2015

It's Not What You Think: Why Christianity Is About So Much More Than Going to Heaven When You Die by Jefferson Bethke

About the Book
New York Times best-selling author of Jesus > Religion challenges the accepted thinking of contemporary Christianity with the world-changing message Jesus actually brought.

Jesus was most upset at people for seeing but not seeing. For missing it. For succumbing to the danger and idolatry of forcing God into preconceived ideals. What if there were a better way? What if Jesus came not to help people escape the world but rather to restore it? Best-selling author and spoken word artist Jefferson Bethke says that “Christians have the greatest story ever told but we aren’t telling it.” So in this new book, Bethke tells that story anew, presenting God’s truths from the Old and the New Testaments as the challenging and compelling story that it is – a grand narrative with God at the center. And in doing so, Bethke reminds readers of the life-changing message of Jesus that turned the world upside-down, a world that God is putting back together.

In It's Not What You Think: Why Christianity Is About So Much More Than Going to Heaven When You Die, Jefferson Bethke presents the story he believes Christianity should be telling. It’s not a story only for the purposes of a future experience, but for today, the here and now, too. With plenty of relevant Scripture references and theological truths, Bethke offers many thought-provoking points in his book, and for this reason, I think It’s Not What You Think is definitely a worthwhile and interesting read. I enjoyed it and would not hesitate recommending it to other Christian readers.

Thanks to BookLook Bloggers, I received a copy of It’s Not What You Think and the opportunity to honestly review it. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own. (I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”)

About the Author
Jefferson Bethke is the author of New York Times bestseller Jesus > Religion. Bethke's message connects at a heart level with an audience ranging from atheists to nationally recognized religious leaders. He lives in Maui, Hawaii.

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