Was his message more radical than we’ve been led to believe?
Has the Christian religion missed the point?
Bruxy Cavey thinks so.
In The End of Religion, Cavey contends that the Jesus described in the Bible never intended to found a new religion; instead he hoped to break down the very idea of religion as a way to God. With a fresh perspective on biblical stories, Cavey paints a picture of the world God originally intended and still desires: a world without religion.
Changed My Perspective| Posted July 10, 2010
As someone who has gone to church her whole life, I got to say this book shook up the way I viewed this religion called Christianity. Jesus used to be a concept to me rather than a person because I heard so much about him but had never experienced the personhood that is Jesus. Once you seriously dive into the teachings of Jesus and match them up to the teachings of the North American church, your perspective is turned upside-down! I honestly could not put it down (and that doesn't happen often with a non-fiction book). This book also made me realize my fascination with theology and looking deeper into the text culturally & personally as opposed to reading it superficially.
If you are a "lifer" in the church or if you are a seeker looking to find the essence of this mysterious person named Jesus, I recommend this book!