Jesus was most upset at people for seeing but not seeing. For succumbing to the danger and idolatry of forcing God into preconceived ideals. Harpercollins Christian Pub. 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.
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Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good EnoughThomas Nelson #ad - With refreshing candor he delves into the motivation behind his message, beginning with the unvarnished tale of his own plunge from the pinnacle of a works-based, fake-smile existence that sapped his strength and led him down a path of destructive behavior. Bethke is quick to acknowledge that he’s not a pastor or theologian, but simply a regular, twenty-something who cried out for a life greater than the one for which he had settled.
A new york times bestsellerabandon dead, dry, rule-keeping and embrace the promise of being truly known and deeply loved. Jefferson bethke burst into the cultural conversation in 2012 with a passionate, provocative poem titled “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus. The 4-minute video literally became an overnight sensation, with 7 million YouTube views in its first 48 hours and 23+ million in a year.
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After reading this book, you will discover:how to proactively set boundaries in your lifeHow to get comfortable with obscurityThe best way to push back against the demands of contemporary lifeThe importance of embracing silence and solitudeHow to handle the stressors that life throws at usTo Hell With the Hustle is for anyone who isFeeling overwhelmed with the demands of work, family and communityWanting to connect and spend time with their family.
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One by one, they peel back lies such as, the belief that every person has only one soul mate, that marriage will complete you, and that pornography and hook-ups are harmless. They learned about love and sexuality from social media, Disney fairy tales, and they have no idea what healthy, pornography, their friends, or even their own rocky past, lifelong love is supposed to be like.
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The results are often disastrous, sexually addicted, with this generation becoming one of the most relationally sick, and divorce ridden in history. Looking to god’s design while drawing lessons from their own successes and failures, the Bethkes explode the fictions and falsehoods of our current moment.
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Along the way, they've had to wrangle very real questions - both their own, and of their friends - about why, where, and how the most controversial book in history fits in our world today. Not what you think not only blows the dust off dated misperceptions of this ancient book, skeptical, it engages the problems of this book head-on - the parts that make modern readers squeamish, and uncertain.
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Ultimately, not what you Think is an invitation to come and see, and be surprised.
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New york times best-selling author of Jesus > Religion challenges the accepted thinking of contemporary Christianity with the world-changing message Jesus actually brought.
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A relentless lover is pursuing you, and He has made His intentions clear. Say yes to the love story of Your LifeA great romance was set in motion before you were born. Used book in Good Condition.
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This is the straight-up truth god has proclaimed over your life from the beginning, capacity, and it's not dependent on what you can do or achieve but based on His power, and character. It has taken one million, maybe one zillion who knows?!, slight moves of His hand to place you in this exact moment. Used book in Good Condition.
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You believe or want to believe god has called you and given you purpose, but where do you start? How do you get from feeling stuck to making a move? If this sounds familiar, bestselling author Jess Connolly has a message for you: You Are the Girl for the Job.
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Scott harrison, new york times best-selling author of Thirst “Who am I becoming?” That was the question nagging pastor and author John Mark Comer. But inwardly, things weren’t pretty. Used book in Good Condition. Outwardly, he appeared successful. A growing number of voices are pointing at hurry, or busyness, as a root of much evil.
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