Freeing Jesus: Open House

Happy Friday, Cottagers!

I’ll be hanging around here at the Cottage from 2:30-4:00 PM (Eastern)/11:30-1:00 (Pacific) for conversation. Drop in when you can and stay as long as you like. I’d like to focus on FREEING JESUS, but I’m pretty casual and am happy for AMA (“ask me anything”) questions, too. Bring your lunch or your favorite beverage and hang out.

To kick things off, I wanted to share this review about FREEING JESUS published by Library Journal.

I loved this line from the VERDICT: “Bass . . .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.” 

That’s EXACTLY what I hoped to do in FREEING JESUS — talk about Jesus in meaningful, personal, authentic, and biblical ways with a bigger, more inclusive, full-of-heart vision of the figure at the center of Christian faith.

We need a better Jesus to move toward a more just and loving world.

What do you think? What questions does this review raise for you?