On Jesus

These books are about what people say about Jesus. They talk about the things that Jesus said and did. They look at Jesus in the context of our multicultural and spiritually plural world. They are also about how to talk about Jesus –  How to speak of Jesus.

Some of the books are easy and fun. Some are more challenging. I’m convinced that there are important lessons in each one of these texts. Lessons that may be useful for me personally as well as for how I do my work as a campus chaplain with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Maybe some will be useful to you too?

So here is my invitation… Take a look at the list of books about Jesus and pick one or two or three.  Read them by the date suggested.  And be prepared to share what you learn. I’ll post my own reaction on the blog each week and invite you make your own comments.

1.  Speaking of Jesus: The Art of Not-EvangelismCarl Medearis

     –  read by June 24

2.  True Story: A Christianity Worth Believing InJames Choung

     –  read by July 1

3.  The Secret Message of Jesus: Uncovering the Truth that Could Change EverythingBrian D. MacLaren

     –  read by July 8

4.  Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes SenseN.T. Wright

     –  read by July 15

5.  The Great DivorceC.S. Lewis

      –  read by July 22

6.  Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever LivedRob Bell
      –  read by July 29 

7.   I Once Was Lost: What Postmodern Skeptics Taught Us About Their Path to JesusDon Everets & Doug Schaupp
      –  read by August 5

8.   The Open Secret:  An Introduction to the Theology of MissionLesslie Newbigin
       –  read by some future date to be announced…

9.   Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil WorldRichard J. Mouw
      –  read by some future date to be announced…

10. Faiths in Conflict?: Christian Integrity in a Multicultural World, Vinoth Ramachandra

      –  read by some future date to be announced…

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