Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus
by Benjamin L. Corey
"You'll find in this book a jolt of full-strength gospel and high-test challenge—along with undiluted encouragement."
—Brian D. McLaren, author, speaker, and activist
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Undiluted takes a hard look at the ways American culture has caused us to miss out on the most important aspect of Christian faith: Jesus.
“The more I wrote about the radical nature of Jesus’ message, the more I felt willing, one hundred times over, to completely sacrifice whatever it takes to continue living it out.”
"If every Christian took seriously the themes in this book, our churches would be revolutionized and our world would be transformed." —Kurt Willems, The Pangea Blog
"There's nothing good about a watered-down soggy, bland Jesus—but we've got to stop pointing to "the others" as the ones responsible for it, and start turning those fingers inward."
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What would it look like to remove the muck and mire of American culture from the deep well of the Christian faith to reveal an undiluted Jesus?
Really, it’s choosing to take the first step down the path of being a follower of Jesus and Jesus alone, and then letting him lead the way.
This book offers a strong, provocative word for all of us on the Way together. Oh, give us Jesus!
Undiluted is on the progressive end of the Christian spectrum, although Ben is largely an Anabaptist at heart — a lineage I happily stand in myself.
In each of Corey’s chapters, he explores a radicalism to Jesus’ true gospel that is often the opposite of what we were taught in conservative evangelical Christianity growing up.
Amber M. Stamper
As a rhetorician, I couldn't overlook the fact that Corey’s argument depends entirely on the creation of a straw man of an enemy known as the “American church.” Such a portrayal is disingenuous and even dangerous for a variety of reasons...
Phil Fox Rose
Undiluted offers those from a fundamentalist tradition a way out of the political quagmire their movement has descended into.
Corey spends some of his best space on describing the Kingdom of God and what it means to seek it first, to lay down our lives for it.