Jesus > Religion

Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough
Author(s): Jefferson Bethke
Original Publish Date: Oct 14, 2013
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Product Number: Z100118049
Released: Jun 27, 2016
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ISBN: #9781400206346
Narrator/s: Jefferson Bethke
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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Abandon dead, dry, rule-keeping and embrace the promise of being truly known and deeply loved. 

Jefferson Bethke burst into the cultural conversation in 2012 with a passionate, provocative poem titled “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.” The 4-minute video literally became an overnight sensation, with 7 million YouTube views in its first 48 hours (and 23+ million in a year). The message blew up on social-media, triggering an avalanche of responses running the gamut from encouraged to enraged.

In Jesus > Religion, Bethke unpacks similar contrasts that he drew in the poem—highlighting the difference between teeth gritting and grace, law and love, performance and peace, despair and hope. With refreshing candor he delves into the motivation behind his message, beginning with the unvarnished tale of his own plunge from the pinnacle of a works-based, fake-smile existence that sapped his strength and led him down a path of destructive behavior.

Bethke is quick to acknowledge that he’s not a pastor or theologian, but simply a regular, twenty-something who cried out for a life greater than the one for which he had settled. Along his journey, Bethke discovered the real Jesus, who beckoned him beyond the props of false religion.


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Jesus > Religion
Product Number: BX00061715
Product Number:BN4997
Product Number:Z100118049

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Author(s): Jefferson Bethke
Narrator(s): Jefferson Bethke
Product Number BN4997
Released: Oct 08, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781480545687
Author(s): Jefferson Bethke
Product Number EB00456898
Released: Jul 16, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: #9781400205400

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