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Harpercollins Publishing The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus: What's So Good About the Good News?

"Gomes is the foremost modern American interpreter of the Bible for a wide and sometimes unchristian audience. This is his most important book yet. It is daring and subversive,"---New York Review of Books. "Gomes is an iconoclast and his book is an eloquent and folksy attack on everybody who's sure of the right answer,"---Newsweek. 264 pages, softcover. HarperOne.
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Thought-provoking

Date:July 13, 2012
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Linda Nelson
Location:NC
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Written with a preacher's grace for word choice and
a scholar's rigor for clarity. Whether or not you agree on
perspectives or interpretations, Gomes gives us plenty
to ponder with a helpful "long view" through history.
Highly recommended.
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Very interesting read

Date:February 4, 2011
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Miguel
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This book is an interesting and excellent read. Though it leans more toward the intellectual, and you may need a dictionary close by, Gomes delves into traditional Christian interpretations of the bible through the minds of various early-mid 20th century scholars and compares them to the current modern-day biblical theories and doubts that current Christians possess and question. Using his personal thoughts and opinions, he connects both eras of biblical doctrine and ties them into a nice neat little bow. The gospel and Jesus are debated and analyzed. It allows the reader to contemplate their own beliefs and hopefully achieve a better understanding of the gospel and Jesus and their true meaning and intentions.
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Date:April 20, 2009
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Malcolm Howell
Fantastic book. Once you begin reading, you will find it difficult to put down the book. Anyone who wishes to KNOW the real Jesus must read the encounter with the real Jesus through this author.
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Date:January 10, 2008
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James Warfield
I have become a fan of this writer, great book for preachers,teachers,and those who read the bible.
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Date:December 29, 2007
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dexter olsson
Peter's new book is unquestionably his greatest! He addresses the tremendous difference between the practice of Christianity and "bible reading" and argues convincingly that the latter is getting in the way of the former. In the process he effectively questions the paths of many "Christians".
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