Book Of The Month For June 2017: Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?: 12 False Christs
Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?: 12 False Christs
By Rev. Dr. Matthew Richard
2017 / Paperback / 261 Pages / Young Adult - Adult
When’s the last time you stepped up to the counter and ordered one medium-size Jesus, extra generous, and heavy on the bling? Or maybe you like your Jesus supersized! No? Perhaps you prefer yours extra small and hold the onion, please.
In our culture of personalization, where everything is customizable, Jesus is often reworked into what each individual wants Him to be. Jesus is aligned to a person's agendas and dreams, making it easier for him or her to agree with Him.
Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?: 12 False Christs aims to address the many incorrect versions of Jesus present in today's culture. Whether Jesus is seen as a patriot, a social justice warrior, a therapist, or a giver of bling, these many false christs diminish the real Christ--the Savior of the world who defies our culture's standards. This book looks to the Bible to reveal that the real Jesus is already standing, while the false christs are not able to stand on their own.
“The real Jesus has stood up. He is risen, and Pastor Richard will leave you feeling confident that the real Jesus has done this great thing, precisely, for you.”
—Pastor Jonathan Fisk, Host and Producer at KFUO Radio, Creative Director of Worldview Everlasting
“A crisp and conversational apologetic.”
—Rev. John T. Pless, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana
“ A definite must for any Christian seeking to faithfully follow Jesus.”
—Pastor Eric Ekong, Trinity Lutheran Ministries, Trinity Lutheran Church
“This is a gem for our time!”
—Rev. Dr. Lucas V. Woodford, Senior Pastor, Zion Lutheran Church and School, Mayer, MN
“Will challenge, equip, and most especially comfort you.”
—Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller, Hope Lutheran Church, Aurora, CO
“A bold and engaging critique of the many false christs in the twenty-first century.”
—Rev. A. Trevor Sutton, Associate Pastor, St. Luke Lutheran Church, Lansing, MI, Author of Being Lutheran
“A very timely and well-organized book.”
Pastor Richard is married to Serenity and they have three children. He enjoys fishing, pheasant hunting, watching movies, writing, golfing, spending time with his family, and a good book with a warm latte!