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Author:
Ken Wilson
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978-0849921117
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0849921112
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Thomas Nelson Publishers; Int edition (April 1, 2008)
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Christian Living
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Jesus Brand Spirituality: He Wants His Religion Back. Jesus wants his religion bac. o it can be for the world again". So begins this expertly written book by Ken Wilson, a pastor, practitioner and pilgrim to engage those drawn to the fascinating figure buried in the messy field of religion. Jesus Brand Spirituality is for those disillusioned by the current swirl of cultural conflict, moralism, and religious meanness that amounts to a form of trademark infringement on the movement that bears his name.

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Jesus wants his religion back. so it can be "for" the world again" Combining candor, curiosity and rare insight, the author explores four dimensions of the spirituality Jesus left. so it can be "for" the world again". Jesus Brand Spirituality is for those disillusioned by the current swirl of cultural conflict, moralism, and religious meanness that amounts to a form of trademark infringement on the movement that bears his name

Jesus wants his religion bac. o it can be for the world again So begins this expertly written book by Ken Wilson, a pastor, practitioner and pilgrim to engage. Jesus Brand Spirituality : He Wants His Religion Back.

Jesus wants his religion bac.

Combining candor, curiosity and rare insight, the author explores four dimensions of the spirituality Jesus left in his wake-active, contemplative, biblical, and communal. Practical, engaging and compelling, this fresh illumination of an ancient path is both moving and thought provoking. 2 people like this topic.

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Jesus wants his religion backā€¦so it can be for the world again

So begins this expertly written book by Ken Wilson, a pastor, practitioner and pilgrim to engage those drawn to the fascinating figure buried in the messy field of religion. Jesus Brand Spirituality is for those disillusioned by the current swirl of cultural conflict, moralism, and religious meanness that amounts to a form of trademark infringement on the movement that bears his name.

Combining candor, curiosity and rare insight, the author explores four dimensions of the spirituality Jesus left in his wake--active, contemplative, biblical, and communal. Practical, engaging and compelling, this fresh illumination of an ancient path is both moving and thought provoking. Phyllis Tickle, founding editor of the Religion Department at Publishers weekly calls Wilson one of Americas most gifted evangelicals, a thoughtful, unflinching pastor for thinking Christians; but he has outdone even his own reputation here. Candid, confessional, and full of stories, these conversational chapters from a man enthralled with Jesus are shot through with the passion and the realism of an eternally-vital romance.

  • I loved the open mindedness of this author. He doesn't pretend to have the answers but is a fellow pilgrim on a journey.

  • Ken Wilson is a brilliant thinker and speaker. His insight into following Jesus will raise as many questions as it answers. I wish he would write more frequently.

  • Not impressive as I remember.

  • "He wants his religion back." Those were the words appearing on the front cover of this book, which persuaded me to buy the book. In an age when Christianity seems to be so widely misrepresented as a set of conservative political beliefs and a rigid code of behaviour enforced by disapproval and negativity, any message about grace and abundant life is to be welcomed.

    The author explains the Christian faith in four dimensions. The active dimension is about repairing the world and finding healing along the way. The contemplative dimension is about being mystically wired and communing with God through prayer. The Biblical dimension is about finding our place in God's story and understanding how Jesus transformed that story. The communal dimension is about the importance of relating to other people and what is really meant by love.

    The book presents a gentle and creative overview of Christian spirituality which is certainly more true to the original than are popular assumptions about Christianity. I am not a big fan of the author's use of "Jesus brand", but he does explain that the false claims that some people make about what Jesus stands for are like trademark infringements. This book is well worth reading.

  • Ken Wilson, Senior Pastor of the Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor, Michigan has written a very readable account of how he sees a 21st century spirituality based on the way of Christ. I don't think anyone could sum up the experience of reading quite like Phyllis Tickle did in the Foreword: "This is not a beautiful book (though it is hardly an ugly one). This, instead, is a book that contains niches and corridors and apses of beauty that catch my thorax and make me feel the salt and burn of beauty rising."

    I found the book to be along the same lines as those written by Brian McLaren, although as much as I am deeply indebted to McLaren's works, I find Wilson's prose to carry me along far more readily. I feel as though this book deserves a second reading, given the depth and heart contained within. On first reading two things struck me as core.

    One was the confessions of an awkward pastor, who describes stumbling along in his faith when praying for healing. I could so readily identify and feel his struggle, and was thankful that he has a wife who has the gift of faith so much more than he does! As the Apostle Paul wrote, we are all gifted in different ways.

    The second insight was surrounding prayer, especially liturgical prayer. Ken doesn't tell you how to pray, but rather looks at the why of prayer. Rather than a burden, prayer is presented as good for the mind and soul, amongst other things.

    There are some radical thoughts in this book. Many will find his views on evolution and the atonement troubling. But these thoughts are not new, and bringing them into the public sphere is helping the church to receive Jesus afresh, questioning centuries old dogma that with time has become a burden to the understanding of scripture in this era.

    The church of today needs courageous writers like Ken and Brian in the quest for bringing Jesus back into our midst, rather than up in the clouds. Highly recommended.

  • This is an original presentation of the Jesus path by a pastor who does his own thinking, often in pictures and near poetry:

    "the world is a mystical playground where life seemed to blossom wherever [Jesus] went" . . . "something as deep as the ocean seems to be awakened within us" . . . "heaven is what happens when all our connections here on earth light up with love" . . . "open your eyes and your heart toward the wonder that the world is an expression of" . . . "what is the fire in the equation by which the universe came into being?"

    But it's not all pictures and poetry. There is solid content for deep thinking, as in his exploration of how we know what we know, and his probing the different biblical views of the atonement, especially the substitutionary one.

    Orthodox in belief, Wilson arrives at his conclusions in his own original and thoughtful ways. He reclaims and continues his own fresh journey begun in the Jesus Movement of the late 1960s and 70s, distinguishing it from more dogmatic approaches to the right and left. He is a centrist who, similar to Richard Foster in Streams of Living Water, maps current Christianity in several great traditions and sees the Spirit moving separated believers toward the center where all the treasures blend and wonderful things happen. Jesus is the great treasure buried in the messy field of religion. We are not to worry about the destiny of people of other faiths who will never hear of Jesus. We have heard, and our task as pilgrim believers is to take one step closer to knowing him.

    Writing with an evangelist's heart, Wilson deplores mean-spiritedness in religion and anything else that puts people off from moving toward Jesus. "We should bristle less and listen more." There is ultimate respect for the reader: "you decide" is a frequent refrain.

    Like most believers over the centuries, Wilson trusts the portrait of Jesus in the four canonical gospels. He clearly distinguishes that portrait from the one in the Gnostic gospels. And without saying so, he distances himself from the Jesus Seminar approach. His approach is very much in line with recent centrist scholarship, as in Richard Bauckham's Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony (2006).

    He explores Jesus brand spirituality under four headings--active, contemplative, biblical and communal. Wonderful stories abound. Care for creation and openness to good science permeate the book. Each section ends with study questions for individual or group use.

    This book is sure to provoke thought, discussion, growth, and some reaction.