Finding Jesus Review & Interview

Finding Jesus Review & Interview April 29, 2024

In a landscape where the Christian narrative often feels more like a cozy blanket than a battle cry, Herb Montgomery’s Finding Jesus arrives like a thunderclap, startling the complacent and energizing the weary. This isn’t your grandma’s Sunday School lesson—unless your grandma was a radical activist, that is.

Montgomery isn’t here to offer soothing platitudes or reinforce the status quo. Instead, he digs into the gritty, often overlooked essence of Jesus’ teachings, unearthing a figure who is less about passive peace and more about active resistance against injustice. Finding Jesus is less a book and more a manifesto for those disillusioned by a faith that has been co-opted by power structures and yearning for a return to its revolutionary roots.

The book doesn’t shy away from the tough questions. Instead, it dives headfirst into the thorny issues of social justice, nonviolent resistance, and solidarity with the marginalized, presenting Jesus as the ultimate activist. This Jesus doesn’t just walk on water; he marches on the frontlines, challenging us to follow suit.

Montgomery’s Jesus is a figure who disrupts societal norms, champions the underdog, and calls out the hypocrites. It’s a portrayal that will likely ruffle feathers but also inspire deep, resonant courage in those who dare to follow this radical path. Finding Jesus is a clarion call to action, a reminder that true faith isn’t about adherence to rituals but about living out the principles of love, justice, and equality that Jesus embodied.

The book also tackles the often contentious relationship between Christianity and politics, urging readers to reclaim the narrative of Jesus as a figure deeply concerned with the material and social conditions of his time. Montgomery argues that to be followers of Jesus means to engage with the world in a way that transforms it, embodying the Kingdom of God here and now.

Finding Jesus isn’t just revolutionary in its content but also in its approach. Montgomery writes with a clarity and passion that is both invigorating and challenging, making the case that to find Jesus truly means to find the courage to stand against injustice, inequality, and oppression in all its forms.

In a world where faith is often hijacked by those seeking to justify their own agendas, Finding Jesus offers a refreshing, albeit challenging, return to the core of what it means to be a Christian. It’s a book that doesn’t just change the way we see Jesus; it changes the way we see the world and our place in it.

As Montgomery lays bare the radical heart of Jesus’ message, we’re left with a choice: continue to cling to comfortable illusions or embrace the discomforting truth of a faith that demands action. Finding Jesus is more than just a book; it’s a roadmap for those ready to take up that challenge.

In sum, Finding Jesus is a must-read for anyone tired of a domesticated faith that sidesteps the real issues. Montgomery invites us to a faith that is alive, engaged, and utterly transformative. It’s a journey back to the heart of Christianity, and it’s a journey worth taking.

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About Stuart Delony
I'm Stuart Delony, your companion on this exploratory journey. As a former pastor now podcast host, I've shifted from sermons to conversations with Snarky Faith, promoting meaningful discussions about life, culture, spirituality. Disheartened by the state of institutionalized Christianity, my aim is to rekindle its foundational principles: love, compassion, and dignity. If you're yearning for change or questioning your faith, you've found a refuge here. You can read more about the author here.
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