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Jesus > religion: why He is so much better than trying harder, doing more, and being good enough

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Abandon dead, dry rule-keeping and embrace the promise of being truly known and deeply loved. Jefferson Bethke burst into the cultural conversation in 2012 with a passionate, provocative poem titled "Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus." The 4-minute video literally became an overnight sensation, with 7 million YouTube views in its first 48 hours (and 23+ million in a year). In Jesus > Religion, Bethke unpacks contrasts similar to those he drew in the poem -- highlighting the difference between teeth gritting and grace, law and love, performance and peace, despair and hope. "Jeff's book will make you stop and listen to a voice in your heart that may have been drowned out by the noise of religion. Listen to that voice, then follow it -- right to the feet of Jesus." -- Bob Goff, author of bestselling book Love Does "You will find yourself challenged to look past prejudice, habits, and traditions and rediscover the person you fell in love with in the first place: Jesus." -- Judah Smith, lead pastor of the City Church and author of bestselling book Jesus Is _____ "Be prepared for a trip unlike what you'd expect. Buckle up It will open the eyes of readers of all ages and strengthen the faith of those chasing after the greatest leader this world has ever known." -- Governor Mike Huckabee, syndicated TV and radio host, and bestselling author "Thinkers and seekers and questioners -- start here. Wrestle it out. You can't walk away from these provocative pages unmoved." -- Ann Voskamp, author of bestselling book One Thousand Gifts
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display_description Most people are Christians by default. Bethke highlights the difference between teeth gritting and grace, law and love, performance and peace, despair and hope. He begins with the unvarnished tale of his own plunge from the pinnacle of a works-based, fake-smile existence that sapped his strength and led him down a path of destructive behavior. Crying out for a life greater than the one for which he had settled, Bethke discovered the real Jesus, who beckoned him beyond the props of false religion.
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subject_facet Apologetics, Christian life, Christianity -- Essence, genius, nature, Jesus Christ -- Person and offices
title_display Jesus > religion : why He is so much better than trying harder, doing more, and being good enough
title_full Jesus > Religion Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough, Jesus > religion : why He is so much better than trying harder, doing more, and being good enough / Jefferson Bethke
title_short Jesus > religion :
title_sub why He is so much better than trying harder, doing more, and being good enough
topic_facet Apologetics, Christian life, Christianity, Essence, genius, nature, Jesus Christ, Nonfiction, Person and offices, Religion & Spirituality