Dying to Live

Dying to Live

The creeds and doctrines of the institutional Church have failed.  They have misrepresented the timeless relevance of the transformational Jesus. 

Dying to Live

The creeds and doctrines of the institutional Church have failed.  They have misrepresented the timeless relevance of the transformational Jesus. 

Paperback £12.99 || $22.95

Apr 27, 2012
978-1-84694-715-5

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Apr 20, 2012
978-1-78099-153-5

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John Churcher
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Christian theology (general), Jesus, the gospels & acts

Synopsis

Dying to Live is a radical exploration of the life of Jesus through the memories of Peter the Apostle and his translator Mark. It is a journey, not a destination. It is a continuing quest not in search of integrity but to preserve it. This book offers glimpses of a deeper relevant spirituality for today. The starting point is that the Gospel of Mark was written as an interpretive biography, not as sacred text. To over-spiritualise the reading of Mark is to miss the real Jesus contained within its pages. To follow Jesus is not so much concerned with right belief as it is about how one lives. Jesus accepted people as they were and especially offered the outsider and the rejected dignity and a sense of personal worth. Churches have rightly encouraged charitable giving, especially to the poor and the outcast, but its creeds and doctrines have misrepresented the transformational life and teaching of Jesus, masking the hard cost of discipleship required to address the underlying root causes of violence, hunger and poverty in a world of plenty.

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