Who is the real Jesus? Do we remake him in our image and then wonder why our spirituality is less than life-changing and exciting? Steve Chalke--a high-profile visionary in the United Kingdom and an evangelical recognized not only by Christians but by the general public as well--believes that the real Jesus is deeply challenging. And each new generation must grapple with the question of who he is, because only through a constant study of Jesus are we able to discover God himself. This book is written to stir thoughtful debate and pose fresh questions that will help create a deeper understanding of Jesus and his message. It is an encounter with the real Jesus of his world--not the Jesus we try to mold to ours.
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Review 1 for The Lost Message of Jesus
Date:April 26, 2008
I do not understand why this book is being sold here and published by Zondervan when it clearly profanes and twists what Scriptures clearly thought about the historical doctrine of the Atonement. It is so clear as to the extract given by Jeremy Gardiner in his review. Any true born again believer with the Holy Spirit can easily decern it. Please stay away from this book and the author. This book is a clear stumbling block!
Instead of giving a review, I'll give you a quote from the author and if you're saved you should be able to discern this dangerous blasphemy.The fact is that the cross isn't a form of cosmic child abusea vengeful Father, punishing his Son for an offense he has not even committed. Understandably, both people inside and outside of the Church have found this twisted version of events morally dubious and a huge barrier to faith. Deeper than that, however, is that such a concept stands in total contradiction to the statement: God is love. If the cross is a personal act of violence perpetrated by God towards humankind but borne by his Son, then it makes a mockery of Jesus' own teaching to love your enemies and to refuse to repay evil with evil. (Steve Chalke and Alan Mann, The Lost Message of Jesus, [Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2003], pp. 182-183)STAY AWAY FROM THIS BOOK AND THE AUTHOR
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Review 3 for The Lost Message of Jesus
Date:February 22, 2006
A provocative and stimulating book for everyone interested in what Jesus came to do. Even if you don't agree with everything in this book, it does at least make you question whether the church has been lopsided in its preaching of the Gospel. Why did Jesus preach so much about the Kingdom, but Christians concentrate their message principally on the forgiveness of sins?