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by Mike Minter

  • Author: Mike Minter
  • ISBN: 0805444866
  • ISBN13: 978-0805444865
  • ePub: 1827 kb | FB2: 1586 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Christian Living
  • Publisher: B&H Books (September 1, 2007)
  • Pages: 256
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 938
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A Western Jesus: The Wayward Americanization of Christ and the Church ePub download

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A Western Jesus is Minter’s first book.

Title: A Western Jesus: The Wayward Americanization of Christ and the Church. Publisher: B&H Publishing Group. Publication Date: 2007. Pages: 256. About Mike Minter. Mike Minter has served as pastor of Reston Bible Church near Washington, . for the past thirty-two years. A Western Jesus is Minter’s first book. Mike and his wife, Kay, have four grown children and live in Ashburn, Virginia. Join for news and updates.

A Western Jesus : The Wayward Americanization of Christ and the Church. A Western Jesus is a must read for all pastors and the body of believers. Mike Minter places the mirror in front of our faces through his insightful diagnosis of our postmodern spiritual state. A Western Jesus compels us to re-evaluate who we are as the church which will impact what we do as the church.

Is the Jesus of modern western civilization the same Jesus found in Scripture? Is what we understand Him to be in the United States and Europe the same as what’s perceived in Africa or the underground church of China? How can one person pray for a great parking space while.

Is the Jesus of modern western civilization the same Jesus found in Scripture? Is what we understand Him to be in the United States and Europe the same as what’s perceived in Africa or the underground church of China? How can one person pray for a great parking space while another is praying for just enough food or safety to survive that day? A Western Jesus looks at the western world’s tendency to read Scripture through the rose-colored glasses of a society that knows little persecution or sacrifice.

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Mike Minter’s A Western Jesus: the wayward Americanization of Christ. and the church was published in 2007 and frequently mentions the transcendent Christ. Based on his experiences with the Church in other countries and framing his presentation

Mike Minter’s A Western Jesus: the wayward Americanization of Christ. Based on his experiences with the Church in other countries and framing his presentation. around the theme of pilgrimage, Minter sounds like Wells when he writes: We must all take a hard look at what we do and see if it is derived from tradition, culture, or Scripture. It is hard to take off the cultural glasses that remove the color and depth of field found in true Bible study. The western jesus has obscured the mighty Christ.

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Is the Jesus of modern western civilization the same Jesus found in Scripture? Is what we understand Him to be in the United States and Europe the same as what’s perceived in Africa or the underground church of China? How can one person pray for a great parking space while another is praying for just enough food or safety to survive that day?

A Western Jesus looks at the western world’s tendency to read Scripture through the rose-colored glasses of a society that knows little persecution or sacrifice. Indeed, such a relatively easy lifestyle can turn one’s spirituality to matters of self-involvement or over-domesticate the transcendent Christ found in the Bible until one forgets what He’s truly all about.

Here is a book to answer the cry for authenticity being heard from today’s postmodern culture. Veteran pastor Mike Minter writes in A Western Jesus to those who have been insulted by religious hypocrisy, who have claimed the modern church lacks relevance or perhaps even abandoned the Christian faith.

Meet the transcendent Christ who is so much more than a western Jesus.

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This is truly a wonderful book from a pastor with over 32 years experience as a pastor. Mike Minter discusses some of the real problems facing the American churches today, too many to list. One of the many topics discussed is the importance of the church goer/member to not sweat the small stuff and get their priorities right on what is truly important to God regarding our churches. For example, Pastor Minter brings up a good point about how futile it is to worry about re-carpeting a church rather than using such funds to feed the poor or support missionaries. Another good example is how our worship services are structured from 60 - 90 minutes, the amount of time it takes to watch many a TV program, where in many parts of the world, worship lasts six hours. The theme being how can Americans think their heart is with God when they devote such a limited time to worship?
This book is a must read for every seminarian of every denomination. There is too much wisdom gained from experience here that is so useful to clergy in American churches. For every church member involved in their church budget may find this book uplifting.
This book is a must read for every Christian in America.
Windforge
First, by way of disclosure, I used to attend Pastor Minter's church in Reston but has recently relocated to California. This book is a collection of many sermons that Mike has preached in the pulpit in the past with some additional thoughts and insights added. I have always appreciated his honesty, true to the scripture and most importantly, the convicting tone of his preaching. If you are looking for a 10 step plan to overcome a life crisis, or a sugar coated interpretation of what the bible has to say about the western Christian culture, you won't find them here. Drawn from his years of experience in pastoring the church, Mike laid bare in front of us many of the distorted views of modern Christians in America's churches today. Read it. Reflect upon it. Act on it.
Frey
I do think this book is good overall, but it's too long (repeats itself a lot toward the end). I also hate when authors try to establish a catchphrase in their book, and this one did. "A Western jesus.... a transcendent Christ". Found the lower capitalization of "jesus" in the catchphrase to be particularly odd. I get that the author is trying to prove the lack of emphasis Western churches place on Jesus sometimes, but using lower case letters on His "name" (or rather, what we call Him in our language, but still) is disrespectful, IMO.
Lanadrta
A Western Jesus is a must read for all pastors and the body of believers. Mike Minter places the mirror in front of our faces through his insightful diagnosis of our postmodern spiritual state. A Western Jesus compels us to re-evaluate who we are as the church which will impact what we do as the church.
Wenyost
I attend Mike Minter's church and this book is exactly what I would expect from him. It is not full of fluff, he is upfront, honest, and challenging to the church in America.
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