CHRIST in us, the hope of Glory! Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola seek to remind us that being a Christian means following Christ not a set of values or regulations. Christianity is a relationship not a religion. This they do by declaring that Christ is the centre of the human history. The focus of the Old Testament and the highlight of the New Testament. Everything the Father and the Spirit did was for the Son. Christ as the focus. We who call ourselves Christians, have Christ in us. That the life we live is not our own. We live Jesus.
Jesus Manifesto got my attention from the start. I felt the opening statement were strong for my liking but I decided to give them a hearing. It turned out to be an enlightening experience. Backed with quotes from the Scripture to support their thesis, the authors brought a fresh way to Look and the Book (Bible).
I finished the book convinced that indeed many churches have bought into the culture of performance and many christians are missing out on abundant life while trying to live the right way.
I want to eat of fruit of the forgotten tree. You would too.
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