Serves as a short introduction to Christianity
Takes an honest look at the Jesus of the Bible
Strips away the religious baggage of Christianity
If you need a quick read to give someone the nuts and bolts of the gospel
without a heavy lesson in comprehensive theology, Jesus with Dirty
Feet is what you've been looking for.
"Here at the dawn of a new millennium we may be postmodern, but we're
certainly not post-brain cells," Everts writes in the introduction.
"It may seem unlikely, given the superficial, breakneck pace of life today,
but we are--quite vigorously--curious and thoughtful creatures. We ask
questions. We ponder meaning and truth. We think deeply."
Everts tears away the layers history has added to Jesus, what he calls "the
stained-glass Jesus, my grandparents' Jesus who blesses nice people who don't
smoke or cuss … the atheist's papier-mch Jesus … the Republican Jesus, the
finger-wagging Jesus …" and gets to the heart of the matter. Who was Jesus?
The Jesus Everts shows to the spiritually curious is the Jesus of the Bible,
the Jesus Who got His feet dirty, Who came to change lives (not start a
religion), the Jesus Who told people to follow Him (not to "become
It's a refreshing view.
By stripping away the "religiousness" from Jesus, Everts shows a man Who
cared deeply for people and loved them enough to give His own life to save
their lives. By stripping the religiousness from Christians, he shows "Christ
followers" to be people who try imperfectly to walk in the same kind
of care and love that Christ did. By stripping away the religiousness from
Christianity, he shows not a religion but a living, vibrant relationship with
the same Jesus Who got His feet dirty on the streets of Jerusalem.
Jesus with Dirty Feet is an ideal book for those who have honest
questions about Jesus and even for those Christians who would benefit from a
new look at Jesus to reinvigorate their efforts to tell others about Him. And
it's an easy, quick read. Average readers should be able to finish the entire
book in about an hour or so. The return for the hour's investment could be
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