Christianity has been getting a bad reputation - mainly from those who claim to be Christians but don't act like it. The idea of reclaiming the title 'Christian' from those who would only trample it underfoot, while not new, gets a twist of postmodernism in Ken Wilson's Jesus Brand Spirituality. Attempting to refocus the disillusioned on a few issues, Wilson offers a path through the false perceptions to a place where redemptive faith can start its true work.
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Review 1 for Jesus Brand Spirituality
Date:January 4, 2010
I have reviewed Ken's work a number of times. Each time I read it I find more to reject in Ken's premise. The most important fact to consider is that jesus Christ is not a commodity. The second fact is that Ken "...takes the ideas of our own age and tricks them out in the traditional language of Christianity.", and becomes "the bad preacher" according to C.S. Lewis.
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Review 2 for Jesus Brand Spirituality
Date:May 17, 2008
Just so you know. I think a great deal of this book. I think its an extraordinary book. Ive read it and reread it. And what happens is it grows. It ramifies. It means more each time I read it than the time before. I know God better after reading and rereading this book. I know better what it means to love God each time I read this book.When I read Christian literature. And when I talk to people who call themselves Christians. Im sorry. Often, I get a lot of nothing. Or I get a lot of. Well. Lets just call it refuse.This book. Jesus Brand Spirituality. Where it takes you is this: The place you always wanted to go when you had questions about God. And about the people of God.I dont know about you, but the people who call themselves people of God sometimes get on my nerves. They sometimes make me feel like. Well. God doesnt know them and they are hallucinating when they talk about God. I wonder sometimes whether they have actually read the Bible. The New Testament portion of the Bible. The Gospels in particular. Some of them. Or have read God in the world. Where he exists, if we are to believe Jesus. Happy as a clam. Happy as the wind. At large. In the world.What I get from this book is that this guy has not only read the Bible. He has actually lived in the same house with Jesus. Jesus has lived in a room down the hall. And this guy has had the pleasure and the terror of that. Has had actual meals and conversations with God. Has had his character tested somewhat by that. Well. Lets call it an experience, for lack of a better term.So should you read this book? Oh, I dont know. If you are an angry Christian, this will probably make you angrier. If you are a non-Christian, this might make you curiouser. If you are a confused Christian, this book might help you to find a way forward. Whatever that may possibly mean.