Did Jesus have bad habits? In our culture we have a tendency to describe Jesus in ways that soften his revolutionary edge. Len Sweet uncovers and presents to us the offensive and scandalous Jesus described in the Bible. Did he disappear when people needed him most? Yes. Did he refuse to answer questions directly? Yes. Did Jesus offend the people of his day? Absolutely yes. Popular author and speaker Len Sweet examines the words and actions of Jesus and places them in context.
What is Christianity? It is Christ. Nothing more, nothing less. Christianity is not an ideology and not a philosophy. Christianity is the Good News that beauty, truth, and goodness are found in a Person. And conversion? It's more than a change in direction; it's a change in connection.
In this compelling work, authors Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola reclaim the entire Bible as a gripping narrative about Jesus Christ. Virtually every other “Jesus biography” begins with the nativity account in Bethlehem. In this groundbreaking book, Sweet and Viola begin before time, in the Triune God, and tell the complete interconnected story of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation.
"One thing that annoyed me:"
Pay attention. Brace yourself. This audio book is set to revolutionize your understanding of evangelism. That revolution stands to affect not just your everyday habits, including encounters you have with other people, but the very roots of your faith, the range of your mission, and the limits of your freedom. In the tradition of The Gospel According to Starbucks, this groundbreaking audio book dares to ask: Instead of bringing people to Jesus, how about joining Jesus in what he is already doing? Author Leonard Sweet challenges you to use all five senses to interact with God....
"Captivating! A fresh perspective on an age-old practice!"
This book calls Christians to the World According to NUTS...where NUTS is an acronym for Never Underestimate the Spirit.
"A Must Read!"
It's time to leave the leadership obsession behind. It's never been about leading. “Leadership” has become a runaway obsession for those who are called to equip the body of Christ for service in the Kingdom of God. The concept of “followership” is all but lost in the wake of this leadership fetish, a near hypnotic obsession. Jesus’ clear call, and the pattern of New Testament leadership, are actually found in a pattern of followership. We’ve been told otherwise but when it comes to a movement in our churches, our families, or the workplace, everything rises or falls on followership.
"A manual for those on the Journey"
What is commonly known as DNA today was called "...so pretty!" when it was discovered years ago, and over the course of his ministry, author Leonard Sweet has discovered that this divine design also informs God's blueprint for the church. In this seminal work, he shares the woven strands that form the church: missional, relational, and incarnational.
"A deeper level of the beauty of Christ"
An epic tale of good and evil based on the four horsemen of the Apocalypse found in the book of Revelation. Using the four horsemen of the Apocalypse to symbolize the four Gospels, four transcendentals, and four forces of the universe (air, water, earth, and fire), Sweet and Wagner weave a fast-paced, end-times tale of good vs. evil and the promise of a new dawn for humanity.
"Good, disappointed with the ending."
Do you hear it coming? The SoulTsunami, a mind-bending conglomeration of techno-culture and religious pluralism, is here to sweep away the old church. Leonard Sweet says there are only 3 ways for Christians to respond: deny it and drown; fight it and lose; or recognize it and adapt to its opportunities. Sweet explains how you can chart a new course through the uncertain religious waters of the next millennium.
Getting a Christian worldview is all the rage these days. But how about a Christian worldlife? Got one of those?
Leonard Sweet wants to show you the ins and outs of livin' and old-fashined faith in these newfangled times. In his engaging, wonderful, though-bytes style, Sweet invites you to...Mezuzah your universe, do dirt and do dishes, cycle to church, give history a shove, cheer rivals from the bench, and dance the salsa.