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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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Published:
Nashville : Thomas Nelson, [2013].
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
xix, 218 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
Thompson Lane - Adult Non-Fiction
248.4 B5628j
Description

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). The message blew up on social-media, triggering an avalanche of responses running the gamut from encouraged to enraged.In Jesus > Religion, Bethke unpacks similar contrasts that he drew in the poem-highlighting the difference between teeth gritting and grace, law and love, performance and peace, despair and hope. With refreshing candor he delves into the motivation behind his message, beginning 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.Bethke is quick to acknowledge that he's not a pastor or theologian, but simply a regular, twenty-something who cried out for a life greater than the one for which he had settled. Along his journey, Bethke discovered the real Jesus, who beckoned him beyond the props ofreligion.

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ISBN:
9781400205394 (trade pbk.), 1400205395 (trade pbk.)

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-211)
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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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APA Citation (style guide)

Bethke, J. (2013). Jesus > religion: why He is so much better than trying harder, doing more, and being good enough. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bethke, Jefferson. 2013. Jesus > Religion: Why He Is so Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bethke, Jefferson, Jesus > Religion: Why He Is so Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bethke, Jefferson. Jesus > Religion: Why He Is so Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2013. Print.

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