Jesus: Jesus of Nazareth; the Christ; the Anointed one; “Yahweh delivers.” a man. a son. a brother; a friend; a teacher. God in human form. the Saviour of the world.
Manifesto: a public declaration of principles and intentions.
“…[Jesus] is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.” (Colossians 1:18, New International Version)
at times, the Church, along with a lot of Christians, has made the Gospel of Jesus Christ about so many things: concepts, ideas, theories, doctrines, methods, etc. at times, the Church, along with a lot of Christians, has made the Gospel of Jesus Christ into a political agenda. at times, the Church, along with a lot of Christians, has made the Gospel of Jesus Christ into an “us vs. them,” inclusive, private country club. at times, we’ve missed the point.
so here is Jesus Manifesto: Restoring the Supremacy and Sovereignty of Jesus Christ by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola.
the book is excellent; well worth reading and studying.
it is a new and fresh Christology manifesto; a new and fresh Christological statement.
very early in the book the writers present their goal of presenting a “razor-sharp, cut-glass clarity of the Lord Jesus Christ…” (Pg. xiii). they succeed. Jesus Manifesto presents Jesus Christ, our sovereign and supreme Lord and Saviour, our teacher and leader, our brother and friend.
“i’m just trying to say the way school need teachers, the way Kathie Lee needed Regis, that’s the way i need Jesus.”
*Full Disclosure: I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson through “Book Sneeze.” They give free books to bloggers for honest reviews.*