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It's Not What You Think

Why Christianity Is about So Much More Than Going to Heaven When You Die
Why Christianity Is about So Much More Than Going to Heaven When You Die
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Join Jefferson Bethke, New York Times bestselling author of Jesus > Religion, as he challenges the accepted view of contemporary Christianity with the world-changing message that Jesus actually brought.

Jesus was most upset at people for seeing but not seeing. For succumbing to the danger and idolatry of forcing God into preconceived human ideals. But what if there were a better way? What if Jesus came not to help people escape the world but instead to restore it?

It's Not What You Think tells the familiar stories of the scripture in a radically new light, presenting God's unchanging truths from the Old and New Testaments as the challenging story that it is: a mysterious, compelling narrative with God at the center.

Along the way, Bethke reminds us of the life-changing message of Jesus that turned the world upside-down--a world that God is putting back together--teaching us how to:

  • Uncover our true purpose and satisfy our longing for significance
  • Find the kingdom of God wherever we are
  • Embrace the gifts of fellowship and community

Praise for It's Not What You Think:

With a deep discernment of the times we're living in, Jefferson spotlights many misinterpreted truths in the Bible and puts a voice to the true heart of God's Word. His desire to bring us into a more intimate encounter with God jumps off of each page. Christians need this book--now more than ever!

--Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author of Forgiving What You Can't Forget and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries

It's easy to get stuck in life. To let our faith grow stagnant, our walk grow weary, and our hope grow silent. Jefferson isn't okay with that and has created a book that turns what we think we know upside down. Creative, honest, refreshing. I'm a huge fan of the heart that explodes from this book.

--Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work & Never Get Stuck

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New York Times best-selling author of Jesus > Religion challenges the accepted thinking of contemporary Christianity with the world-changing message Jesus actually brought.

Jesus was most upset at people for seeing but not seeing. For missing it. For succumbing to the danger and idolatry of forcing God into preconceived ideals. What if there were a better way? What if Jesus came not to help people escape the world but rather to restore it? Best-selling author and spoken word artist Jefferson Bethke says that "Christians have the greatest story ever told but we aren't telling it." So in this new book, Bethke tells that story anew, presenting God's truths from the Old and the New Testaments as the challenging and compelling story that it is--a grand narrative with God at the center. And in doing so, Bethke reminds readers of the life-changing message of Jesus that turned the world upside-down, a world that God is putting back together.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781400205417
    • Manufacturer: Thomas Nelson Pub
    • ISBN 13: 9781400205417
    • Language of Text: English
    • Publication Date: 10/01/2015
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Jefferson Bethke
    • Page Count: 240
    • Width: 5.40 inches
    • Height: 0.60 inches
    • Length: 8.30 inches
    • Weight: 0.45 pounds
    • SKU: 9781400205424
    • Manufacturer: Thomas Nelson Pub
    • ISBN 13: 9781400205424
    • Publication Date: 10/01/2015
    • Format: Electronic Media
    • Author: Jefferson Bethke
    • Width: 1.00 inches
    • Height: 1.00 inches
    • Length: 1.00 inches
    • Weight: 1.00 pounds
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