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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author of Jesus > Religion challenges the accepted thinking of contemporary Christianity with the world-changing message Jesus actually brought.

Jesus was most upset at people for seeing but not seeing. For missing it. For succumbing to the danger and idolatry of forcing God into preconceived ideals. What if there were a better way? What if Jesus came not to help people escape the world but rather to restore it? Best-selling author and spoken word artist Jefferson Bethke says that "Christians have the greatest story ever told, but we aren't telling it". So in this new audiobook, Bethke tells that story anew, presenting God's truths from the Old and the New Testaments as the challenging and compelling story that it is - a grand narrative with God at the center. And in doing so, Bethke reminds listeners of the life-changing message of Jesus that turned the world upside down, a world that God is putting back together.

©2015 Jefferson Bethke (P)2015 Thomas Nelson Publishers

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Great Read

I absolutely loved it. Your perspective on life, duty, and God is very interesting. I could not stop listening to the audiobook. It is amazing.

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Amazing perspective

I loved that Jeff narrated his own book, made it more personal. I am also blown away by his maturity and knowledge of scripture and history. It definitely helped bring me closer to God and have a heart focused on Jesus again. Thank you Jeff!!

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Just beautiful

Fine narration and kept looking forward to the next chapter
it's just on point, thank you

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Utterly Shocking Revelations

Listening to this book was like an amazing love story on film. I was saddened to reach the end.

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Inspiring

I found this book very inspiring and educational. It gave me more of an understanding of many things in life and in the Bible.

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Another Excellent book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes because it was an Excellent Book.

What other book might you compare It's Not What You Think to and why?

His first book because it moved at his same calming pace

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No went thru it at night

Any additional comments?

Waiting on next book

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AMAZING

This book is so soul filling. I loved every single minute of it! Nicely written. 💖💖

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GREAT A-HA MOMENT

A wonderful book to listen to. I listened a 2nd time and learned so much more about myself and other thoughts that changed my mind and opened my viewing on issues as well. J B reads the book very well and I did not want to stop listening.

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Excellent

Such an incredible book! This has helped me understand so much of what I was feeling and thinking. This book has helped me grow so much.

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Made me think

I love how each chapter is challenging in different areas of our walk with Christ. My favorite part was describing Jesus' baptism. I had not thought about God telling Jesus he was pleased with him before his journey began. How often we try and please God when we need to remember he fully loves us from the start.
Another chapter I enjoyed was on rest and how we view it in our society today. It spoke to me and I know I will return to read that section and many others.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-20-17

Great book!

I loved this book! Bethke speaks with so much passion and explains aspects of Christianity in an easy to understand way and links these aspects to our everyday life. I will definitely be re-reading this book!

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  • Charlotte
  • 07-03-16

life changing!

Totally awesome! Just what I needed to here this book has helped incredibly! thank you so much!

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  • Lauren Nelson
  • 11-05-15

Eduacational, Eye-opening and Inspirational.

Would you consider the audio edition of It's Not What You Think to be better than the print version?

I absolutely loved actually hearing the book read out by the Author himself, Jefferson Bethke has a way of getting his message across; and his message is strong. He has broken through barriers that have kept me from freely knowing God and excepting that what Jesus has done, he's done for me and that I am free to be me and to be loved.

What other book might you compare It's Not What You Think to, and why?

None that I have ever read have compared. I have never been left with such relief and overwhelming weightlessness from reading one book.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

When Jeff explains that God pitched his tent with us, walks the earth with us, stands out but then there's also the part when he talks about loving even those that are our enemies,those that wish us harm, because that is what Jesus is -Love.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yep, it definitely kicked me in the feelers. The feelings that I experienced while having Jefferson read his book to me can't really be put into words; but I was crying with a smile.

Any additional comments?

Thank you Jefferson Bethke, for your clarity, for sharing it in such a way that others can understand. For me, the bible is one giant riddle that I so desperately wish to understand (and maybe learning Hebrew will help, you've made me want to learn the language that Jesus spoke when he walked among us and to really understand the meaning behind every word he uttered)You managed to get me past some of my highest and toughest barriers to getting closer to Jesus, so thank you so very much. Words will never be enough to express how grateful I am to you.