The God Revolution takes a fresh approach to the roots of Christianity. It asks the reader to explore and join a revolution in lifestyle and thought rooted both in a personal wager on God as the source of a meaningful hope and in the story of Jesus of Nazareth. This book invites us to see Jesus' own Hebrew Bible something like the way he himself did. Then it turns our attention forward to the surprising impact Jesus had on those who followed him, how they reinvented the ancient world, and how we might reinvent ours. It is written for explorers, rather than those already weary of the form of religion they have known. ""Bruce Hamill's The God Revolution is a straightforward, learned, and readable introduction to what makes Christianity so challenging, human violence so perennial, and Jesus so weird. A wonderful resource."" --Jason Goroncy, Whitley College, University of Divinity ""At last, a cringe-free introduction to Christianity The God Revolution is provocative, disarmingly honest, and deeply inspiring. It rightly locates the problem of violence at the center of our ethical quagmire, and it provides a succinct and crisp exploration of how the Christian Scriptures undo our inclinations to violence and call us to the way of peace. If you are interested in learning about the Christian faith, this book is a great place to start."" --Philip Fountain, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand ""If you are interested in Christianity but don't know much about it, this is a book for you. Bruce Hamill takes us to the heart of the matter and demonstrates that there is much more intellectual depth to Christian faith than the popular caricatures and dismissals would have you believe. Highly recommended."" --Murray Rae, University of Otago Bruce Hamill is a Presbyterian Minister currently working alongside members of Island Bay Presbyterian Church as a Community Minister, predominantly in social housing complexes in Wellington, New Zealand.