Item description for Christianity, Pure and Simple by Dwight Longenecker...
Overview Jesus' message and mission explained. Today, everybody has a different understanding of Jesus. But who was he, really? A wise teacher, a misunderstood prophet, the divine Messiah, or just a pious myth? If you're curious (or confused) about Jesus, or just want to know more about him, Christianity Pure and Simple is the book for you. It cuts through the controversies and confusion, and gets right to the heart of the matter, explaining who Jesus is, what he did, and why - even today - to many reasonable people believe that he is God. And it does this purely and simply. In plain, non-judgmental language. Ex-agnostic Dwight Longenecker starts with our common onging to find meaning beyond ourselves, to encounter a Force greater than we are. We have this desire, he argues, because such a force really does exist, and it has a Face - the Face of Jesus Christ. The source of all power and meaning in the universe, the object of all human hopes, is the Man/God who walked among us 2,000 years ago, preaching, teaching, and healing bodies and souls. In those days Jesus spoke of an ongoing battle between the forces of light and darkness. He urged his followers to fight that battle as he did - with love and sacrifice. Christianity Pure and Simple shows that he also made sure that we would be equipped to carry on that fight today, establishing his Church to pass on his teachings to all generations and sending his eternal Spirit to keep his power flowing in the world in every place and for all times. Throughout the centuries, the pure and simple message of Jesus has inspired countless souls to follow him. Christianity Pure and Simple is the perfect book for those who are wondering if they should follow him, too.
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Studio: Sophia Institute Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2005
Publisher Sophia Institute Press
ISBN 1933184078 ISBN13 9781933184074
Availability 0 units.
More About Dwight Longenecker
Dwight Longenecker is the author of Catholocism, Pure and Simple; More Christianity: Finding the Fullness of the Faith; St. Benedict and St. Therese" and ten other books on the Catholic faith. A former Anglican priest, he was received into communion with the Catholic Church and now serves as a Catholic priest. Fr Longenecker has written articles on theology, apologetics, biblical commentary, and Catholic culture. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina
Reviews - What do customers think about Christianity, Pure and Simple?
The book I wish I had read long ago!!! Aug 12, 2006
This book is a gem. The style of writing is clear and concise making the theology understandable to both adults and teens. Not a dry read by any means, it was so engrossing and beautifully written I did'nt want to put it down. The book clearly outlines the Christian faith and is the book I wish I had read when I was 19 years old and trying to form my faith. Christianity, Pure and Simple brings the reader the message of the Gospel "pure and simple" and adds a new depth of understanding of Christ and His love for us. This would make a great catechisis for home-schoolers. Read this book with your children!