10 Books I’ve read this year so far…The Good The Bad The Poorly written

Number 9

Vintage Jesus by Mark Driscoll & Gerry Breshears

***** out of *****

vintage-jesusIf you know anything about me, you know I love Jesus.  So, if there’s a book written about Jesus in any way shape or form, I’ve either read it, or it’s on my ever growing ‘to read’ shelf next to my desk.

I’ve been discipling  a young worship leader that serves at our high school ministry and on Sunday mornings and we were looking to go through a book together.  I chose this because I dig Driscoll and have heard great things about the resurgence lit movement that’s begun.

Needless to say, if you have ANY questions about Jesus, then this is the book for you!

Driscoll and Breshears offer scripturally based answers to all kinds of questions that all of us have been asked and replied with ‘that’s a good question.’

Sample quote from the chapter “What difference has Jesus made in history?”

Unlike most religions, Christianity has no place, language, race or culture that serves as a center to hold it together.  Christians share no worldwide headquarters, no common language, no common race or ethnic heritage, and no common cultural framework.  The only thing that holds all of Christianity together is the risen Lord Jesus Christ who is alive today.

I appreciate Driscoll’s in your face-this is true because i believe it to be true and if you have any questions here’s a crap load of historical and scriptural references you can wade through while you attempt to raise your fourth grade reading level to understand exactly what exegesis means approach to each question as he and Breshears unravel them slowly but boldly like unwrapping a present that has been carefully and elegantly presented to you at Christmas.

Please go buy this book.

It is helpful.

It is accurate on all levels.

It is intelligently written and spiritually led.

Bottom line 5 out of 5 stars.

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