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Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough

Jefferson Bethke
Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough

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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. The message also bl... Read More

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Audio Book on CD (Unabridged)
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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. The message also blew up on social-media, triggering an avalanche of responses running the gamut from encouraged to enraged.

In Jesus > Religion: Why He is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More and Being Good Enough, 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.

Product Details:
Released: 10/2013
  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Audio Book on CD (Unabridged)
  • Release Date: Oct 8, 2013
  • UPC: 9781480545687
  • Height: 0
  • Volumes/Discs: 4
  • Pages: 0
  • Publish Date: Oct 7, 2013
  • Language: English
  • BISAC: "REL012120"
  • ISBN: 1480545686

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