Now Featured in the Patheos Book Club
Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus
By Benjamin L. Corey
What People Are Saying
"Modern-day Evangelical Christianity is missing something, or rather, someone. We are missing Jesus. The religion being expressed by many who claim the name of Christ is more committed to right doctrine, upholding tradition, and political power than it is about following the person of Jesus Christ. In his book, Benjamin Corey confronts this problem head on and takes a no-holds-bar approach to calling those who claim the name of Christ back to the organic nature of our faith- actually living like Jesus. Through his retelling of his personal faith journey Ben offers a truly undiluted view at what it looks like to follow Jesus- inclusion, community, transformation, living in tension, justice, forgiveness, loyalty, and love- and offers readers a vision of Christianity that frees us from our obsession with dogma and debate and liberates us to truly be followers Jesus. This timely book is a must read for everyone who finds dissonance between Jesus and his followers and are seeking to experience the shalom that Jesus offers to the world."
—Brandan Robertson, Founder, The Revangelical Movement
"Ben Corey has a way of capturing the heart of Jesus and his message in statements like this: "...the message of Jesus isn't offensive because of who gets left out, but who gets let in." 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/activist (brianmclaren.net)
"In Undiluted, Benjamin Corey invites us into his story and in doing so, tells the story of so many of us. The Christianity we grew up with is often at odds with the Jesus of the New Testament. Thankfully, Benjamin demonstrates that we can have more than a "watered down" faith. With the heart of a pastor, the insight of a scholar, and the passion of someone discovering the radical message of Jesus for the first time, he invites us to re-orient our faith — not around a new system of belief – but around Jesus himself. If every Christian took seriously the themes in this book, our churches would be revolutionized and our world would be transformed. So, read Undiluted, put its vision into practice, and watch as God's kingdom shows up in surprisingly beautiful ways!"
—Kurt Willems (M.Div. Fresno Pacific), Anabaptist writer [KurtWillems.com] and church planter [PangeaCommunities.com]
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