Publications

Jesus Untangled

Jesus Untangled: Crucifying Our Politics to Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb

by Keith Giles
Publisher: Quoir (January 20, 2017)

What if the greatest threat to Christianity in America was American Christianity?

As the Church has become increasingly entangled in the pursuit of politics, the Gospel has become tarnished and often abandoned as the primary focus of the Body of Christ. Jesus Untangled is a prophetic call for the Church to awaken from the “American Dream” and to return to Her first love. Because, as the author powerfully demonstrates in these pages, you can’t convert a culture that has already converted you.

 

 

How To Start A Ministry To The Poor In Your Community

How To Start A Ministry To The Poor In Your Community

by Keith Giles
Publisher: Subversive Publishing (April 8, 2012)

Are you curious about how to serve the poor in your community? Are you eager to follow Jesus into places outside your comfort zone, but have no idea where – or how – to begin?

In this book, author Keith Giles shares his own personal experiences, and offers very practical insights into how you can start to share the love of Jesus with people who are living in poverty all around you.

These ideas are simple, easily do-able, and are designed to fit into your family’s regular routine without the need for large budgets, armies of volunteers, or strategic ability.

 

Simple Church Unity Within Diversity

Simple Church: Unity Within Diversity

by Eric Carpenter (Author, Editor),‎ Wayne Jacobsen (Foreword)
Publisher: Redeeming Press (December 2, 2014)

“What is simple church?” This is a simple question that doesn’t have a simple answer.

Simple Church: Unity Within Diversity is an attempt to shed light on the above question and provide some answers. The twenty-four contributors all hope this book will help people, both inside and outside the church, better understand what simple church life is all about.

Far too often discussions about the church descend into arguments that accomplish little. We have no desire to take part in that. Rather, each person who has written a chapter for this book desires that it will lead to increased communication, understanding, and ultimately unity within the body of Christ.

Twenty-four writers means twenty-four somewhat different perspectives. We certainly do not agree on everything. You will see that as you read through the book. What we do agree upon is that simple practices often lead to great opportunities for edification and service—both inside and outside the church. We want to share these ideas with other followers of Christ and explain what it is all about. If you would like to know more about simple church from a positive perspective, then this is the book for you!

 

War Is Not Christian

War Is Not Christian

by Keith Giles
Publication Date: May 24, 2012

If Jesus is the Prince of Peace, and if He commanded His followers to love their enemies, turn the other cheek and not to live by the sword, then why do so many Christians today support wars, torture and nationalism?

With an introduction by New Testament scholar Jon Zens, this book is a collection of articles and essays by author, blogger and teacher Keith Giles on the subject of Jesus and Non-Violence.

Giles is also the founder of Pacifist Fight Club, a quarterly gathering of Christians in Orange County, California who meet to discuss issues surrounding Christian non-violence.

This book explores typical arguments regarding the meaning of Jesus’ statements against violence, as well as common objections related to the turning over of the tables of the money changers in the Temple, the command to “go and buy a sword”, and various appeals to Old Testament scriptures where God leads the nation of Israel into battle.

Whether you agree or disagree with the author on this controversial topic, you will be challenged and inspired to return again to the words of Jesus and to investigate your own heart and motives when it comes to obeying the radical call to love as Jesus loves.

 

The Power of Weakness

The Power of Weakness

by Keith Giles
Publication Date: February 5, 2012

In his second letter to the church in Corinth, the Apostle Paul described an encounter with God that taught him a valuable lesson about humility and perspective.

The author, Keith Giles, explores this Kingdom principal of weakness in the lives of people like Moses, Gideon, Samson, Solomon and even Jesus to help us understand how we can unleash the “power of Christ” in our own lives.