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by Chris Seay

The Gospel According to Jesus download ebook
ISBN:
0849948169
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978-0849948169
Author:
Chris Seay
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Thomas Nelson Publishers (September 27, 2010)
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211 pages
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4.7

Chris is the author of The Gospel According to Tony Soprano and The Gospel Reloaded

Chris is the author of The Gospel According to Tony Soprano and The Gospel Reloaded. He lives in Houston with his wife, Lisa, and their four children. Are these kinds of books good efforts at gospel articulation? My assumption going into reading this one was that it was not but I was open because this title came after the other two "according to" books and the claim is that it is according to Jesus. First, concerning the structure of the book, it can be quite difficult to navigate mostly due to the interview conversations that are placed between the chapters.

turn, the gospel of Jesus. This means that what's being preached by the church is not at all the gospel Jesus intended for His followers

Imagine a church where 84% of Christians are completely unfamiliar with the essential tenets of their faith, with a crippling misunderstanding of the word righteousness and, in turn, the gospel of Jesus. The Gospel According to Jesus. This means that what's being preached by the church is not at all the gospel Jesus intended for His followers.

Through personal stories, interviews with today's church leaders, and a detailed study of the book of Romans, Chris uncovers a staggering disconnect between the gospel according to Christians and the gospel according to Jesus-the redeeming, restorative gospel that a broken world so desperately needs.

This gospel that lives according to the ways of Christ is the true Christianity

This gospel that lives according to the ways of Christ is the true Christianity. It gives us a new way to see the world and brings God's restoration to marriages, to the sick and diseased, even to the environment, and he offers a deeply personal spiritual transformation for all followers of Christ. Whether it's building a park bench at a bus stop or bringing groceries to the sick, the gospel of Jesus restores the heart, the mind, and the body.

Start by marking The Gospel According to Jesus as Want to Read .

Start by marking The Gospel According to Jesus as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. You don't have to be one of them. There were some l matters in the book with which I had to wrestle, and I did appreciate the opportunity to do so. Seay advances the notion that sin (and, for that matter, righteousness) really should be understood more relationally than legalistically. He draws on Romans 7 to indicate that focus on sin leads to sin and, ultimately, not to doing righteousness.

These are all questions that Seay addresses in The Gospel According to Jesus, although the question of how to understand righteousness remains . The rest of this book is the outworking of Seay’s definition of righteousness

These are all questions that Seay addresses in The Gospel According to Jesus, although the question of how to understand righteousness remains at the forefront. Seay defines the word this way: The best simple translation of the word righteousness is ‘restorative justice. The rest of this book is the outworking of Seay’s definition of righteousness. I nodded my head in agreement through much of the book, and yet many sections were perplexing and left me more confused than enlightened. First, let’s look at some of the positive aspects of Seay’s work. Standing apart from some Emerging leaders, Seay makes it clear that a social gospel is not sufficient to save.

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The Gospel According to Jesus Christ (original title: O Evangelho Segundo Jesus Cristo, 1991) is a novel by the Portuguese author José Saramago

The Gospel According to Jesus Christ (original title: O Evangelho Segundo Jesus Cristo, 1991) is a novel by the Portuguese author José Saramago. A fictional re-telling of Jesus Christ's life, depicting him as a flawed, humanised character with passions and doubts. The novel proved controversial, especially among the Roman Catholic Church, accusing Saramago of having a "substantially anti-religious vision". It was praised by other critics as a "deeply philosophical, provocative and compelling work".

As far as ambitiously titled books go, Chris Seay’s The Gospel According to Jesus would surely rank near the top of many lists

As far as ambitiously titled books go, Chris Seay’s The Gospel According to Jesus would surely rank near the top of many lists. I wasn’t even sure who Seay was when I cracked open the book (turns out he is the pastor of a church called Ecclesia in Houston, TX), but the title grabbed my attention. 20 October 2010 ·. "Part of our work as the church is sharing the contagious nature of faith. People should come through our communities saying, 'You guys are nice.

Most Christians are living a distorted Christian life. You don't have to be one of them.

Imagine a church where 84% of Christians are completely unfamiliar with the essential tenets of their faith, with a crippling misunderstanding of the word righteousness and, in turn, the gospel of Jesus. According to a recent survey conducted by Chris Seay and Barna Research Group, this is not just speculation; it's the reality for the church today. The Gospel According to Jesus takes an in-depth look at this research study, which examines our understanding of the command, "Seek first the kingdom and His righteousness." Most Christians define righteousness as morality. This means that what's being preached by the church is not at all the gospel Jesus intended for His followers. Through personal stories, interviews with today's church leaders, and a detailed study of the book of Romans, Chris uncovers a staggering disconnect between the gospel according to Christians and the gospel according to Jesus--the redeeming, restorative gospel that a broken world so desperately needs. Our role, he says, is to join Jesus in restoring the world. Will you?
Reviews:
  • Jesmi
Righteousness is not morality. Righteousness is not purity. Righteousness is not holiness. These things may be wrapped up in the word, but true righteousness is the restorative justice of God. If you've ever felt that the good news of jesus seemed like bad news, or shallow news, or something other than the best news EVER, you need to read this book. Those of you who have been turned off by the christian message in the past need to read this book. I think you will find that it tells a different story than the one told by so many, for so long.

The world is never going to end. It's going to be restored.
  • lifestyle
Every American Christian needs to read this. Chris Seay's read on the state of the church today is right on and needs to be heard. I found my set at Ollie's for $5 and it was the best $5 I have ever spent on a Christian book. I love Chris' messages and his balance. I am still waiting for Jesus to do the restoration work on the broken relationships in my life, but I really believe he will, if Chris' reading of the Gospel is accurate. Only time will tell. In the meantime, I listen to these messages every time I go on a long trip and find my faith is constantly renewed. I also purchased his The Voice Bible for my kindle and enjoy reading his comments in that.
  • Mitars Riders
I am still trying to decipher what Chris Seay is trying to convey in the audio book. So my final verdict is still undecided but so far I like the way he approaches the subject matter.
  • Uleran
great book. something we all need to do and remember
  • Kann
I do have to say that what pastor Chris mentions about righteousness is true. The mirror that is supposed to be used to reflect Gods righteousness is being curved in on itself and not towards others and the world. This book does in fact give you a wider lens to see the world in the state it is and leaving you with an eagerness to seek the Kingdom of God. Praise Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
  • hulk
Felt like I was just reading someone's editorial. Not biblical and full opinion. Not we'll written .
  • Shalinrad
The Gospel According to Jesus by Chris Seay is a very good introduction to some pretty deep theological waters. With a down-to-earth tone, clarity and great stories, Seay introduces the uninitiated to the discussion of the doctrine of Justification.

Gospel According to Jesus is clearly not a work aimed at the scholastic community; Seay's tone is much more informal and the book lacks the more formal academic arguments biblical scholars would demand for some of his claims. That work has been done elsewhere (see N. T. Wright, for example). To his credit, Seay is clear that academic rigor is not his goal; this is a book for non-academics.

The main thesis of Gospel According to Jesus is that the American Church has misunderstood the Biblical term righteousness as a primarily legal/moral term. Seay claims righteousness is essentially a relational word and defines it thusly:

The best simple translation of the word righteousness is "restorative justice". God is stepping into our brokenness and making things right, taking fragments shattered by sin and restoring them to fullness. The reality is that God is calling us to take part in his glory, which comes from heaven to earth, and to live in his abundance together. Seeking righteousness is about being an active agent for his restorative justice in all creation.

From this thesis, Seay builds a case that the whole Bible is geared towards restoring God's shalom not only in each individual person, but in the whole of creation. His case is simple, clear and compelling, and the picture of righteousness he paints is both exciting and engaging. Seay draws from the whole breadth of the Scriptures and from theologians from throughout Christian history.

Seay ends with ten practical steps we can take to practice righteousness here and now. Some are more practical than others, but all are great fodder for group discussion and accountability.

I enjoyed this book quite a lot. The Scripture quotations are from Seay's The Voice translation, which for those who haven't experienced it, is an excellent new translation. Those who are familiar with Seay's work will not be surprised to learn that Gospel According to Jesus is an Emergent take on Justification, but there's no sense of drawing party lines in the book. It's a good, clear, simple read that will challenge any reader to take a fresh look at Jesus' command to

Seek first God's kingdom and God's righteousness.

Bottom Line: This book is easy to read, and is a great, uncomplicated introduction the doctrine of Justification. If you've ever scratched your head and wondered what the fuss was all about, pick up a copy of this book and start reading!