"In silence and in solitude we went, One first, the other following his steps,
As minor friars journeying on their road."
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
The Gospel According to Jesus
I first heard of Chris Seay through his book "The Gospel According to Lost." That was a great book with interesting insights into how faith and pop culture meet. So I was excited to read his new book "The Gospel According to Jesus." Seay's primary question for us is, "Is it possible that we have ignored Jesus - our wild, messianic King - and chosen to re-create Jesus in the image of the Pharisees themselves? Seay got the Barna Research Group to do some studies on how Christians define "Righteousness" the result was that MOST people do not actually know what it means. But here's the problem. Seay does a poor job of explaining what it does mean. As a whole I felt like the book falls flat. With a title like "The Gospel According to Jesus," you would expect it to rock your socks off, but it doesn't even come close. That said, it is not a bad book. There are a few very interesting comments and lines. So if you have extra time, a few extra bucks, and you like Chris Seay it is worth getting. Just keep your expectations low.
I received this book free from the Thomas Nelson Publishers "Booksneeze" book review program. I was under no obligation to provide a positive review.