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Peter Gomes compellingly argues that the Gospel of Jesus points to a future of hope and not toward religious nostalgia for a time that has never been. This book will seem 'liberal' to some because the Rev. Gomes argues for the inclusion of all people in the Kingdom which Jesus preached and for which he died and rose again. Rev. Gomes challenges those who see in the Bible the only legitimate expression of the Good News. Rev. Gomes calls for a renewal of the social gospel: the idea that the Christian community exists to challenge the conventional wisdom of society rather than act as an agent of the status quo which usually oppresses the poorest and the hungriest for God's grace.
For those who are understand themselves to be fundamentalists or who long for some mythical age of Christian virtue and power which never existed this book will be troubling. For liberal Christians who neglect the power and centrality of the Bible in any movement for Christian social justice, this book will be troubling. For those who view faith as a private, "spiritual" journey, this book will be troubling.
To be troubled by the erudition and wit of Rev. Gomes is a healthy opportunity for the soul.
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I loved the contents of this book, but hated the narration. The Narrator has a pompous tone when reading straight text, and then used fake accents when reading quotes within the text.
A great disservice to a book crammed with legitimate "Good News"!
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