James Wetherbee

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One Faith No Longer: The Transformation of Christianity in Red and Blue America

Yancey and Quosigk lean toward identifying conservative Evangelicalism as historical Christianity

Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence

As with mysticism, highly personal accounts of Jesus run the risk of portraying the Jesus one wants to see, rather than encountering the transformative power of the Spirit. Bass neatly avoids most of this and so provides a portrait of Jesus for progressive Christians of all stripes that is as tangible, compelling, and biblical as the Christ of their more fundamentalist counterparts.

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Reparations: A Christian Call for Repentance and Repair

A thoughtful approach to a vital topic. It will especially appeal to fans of Jemar Tisby’s The Color of Compromise.
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Founding God’s Nation: Reading Exodus

Primarily for readers seeking a conclusion to the author’s previous work.
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Mother of American Evangelicalism: The Life and Legacy of Henrietta Mears

Mears herself almost disappears from view under all her accomplishments in this work that is clearly aimed at those immersed in the Evangelical ethos and may be difficult for nonreligious readers to grasp fully her influence on the character and culture of Evangelicalism.
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The Bible with and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently

Previously, Levine and Brettler have provided support for the idea that Christians and Jews should view the New Testament as Jewish literature. Here, they go a step further to argue that the scriptures that some call the Old Testament and others the Tanakh owe their meanings to the communities in which their interpretations have developed, effectively showing how the separate interpretations may never converge, but the integrity of each can be appreciated.
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Beautiful and Terrible Things: A Christian Struggle with Suffering, Grief, and Hope

Brady's sensitivity to his grief and his varied background provides something for a wide audience. The book is both intensely personal and clear-eyed, unflinching yet hopeful.

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Teach Us To Pray: The Lord’s Prayer in the Early Church and Today

An approachable introduction to a most familiar, yet profound biblical passage. The use of ancient material is one of the strengths of González’s exploration, allowing readers to gain a deeper appreciation of this simple prayer.

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In the Name of God: The Role of Religion in the Modern World; A History of Judeo-Christian and Islamic Tolerance

A worthwhile read for secular liberals wishing to advocate for mutual respect and open-mindedness among various religious groups.
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