Jesus Without Borders: What Planes, Trains, and Rickshaws Taught Me about JesusChad Gibbs
Chad Gibbs has lived his entire life in Alabama, the buckle of America’s Bible Belt, where Christianity is a person’s default setting. In Jesus Without Borders, Gibbs steps outside of his very comfortable existence, to learn what it’s like to be a Christian anywhere el... Read More
Over the course of many months, Chad and his Alabama worldview spent time with believers from Beijing to Rio de Janeiro, worshiping with them and observing not only how their faith influences their daily lives but also how their daily lives influence their faith, in hopes of learning which parts of his faith have been compromised by the American Dream.
Reflecting on conversations and experiences, Gibbs wrestles with a wide range of questions from his conservative Christian background, including politics and patriotism in the church and how living in Alabama has shaped his views on pacifism, alcohol, and Christ himself. An attempt to extract and examine the biases in the author’s own faith, Jesus Without Borders will have readers questioning if they believe certain things because they are a Christian, or because they are an American, as they meet believers from around the world with differing views on a variety of subjects.
Told with Gibbs’ trademark humor, Jesus Without Borders enlightens and entertains, introducing readers to believers around the world in hopes of eliminating prejudices and misconceptions, clearing away the parts of our culture that keep us from seeing a clearer picture of Christ, and living connected to the family of faith around the globe.
- Store Only: Yes
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Mar 31, 2015
- UPC: 9780310325543
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 240
- Publish Date: Mar 31, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL012000"
- ISBN: 0310325544
Customer ReviewsWrite your own review
- Very enjoyable by Debra on 4/30/2015
I had never heard of Chad Gibbs, so I did not pick this book up because of any familiarity with his book on football (God and Football: Faith and Fanaticism in the SEC) or anything like that.
I was interested in the concept of someone who had spent life in one part of the US (the South, in his case) traveling elsewhere specifically to see how worship is different in places that don’t share his Southern America frame of reference.
Gibbs writes with a very easy-going, entertaining, humorous tone, and I found myself liking him from the start. Early in the book, he is trying to convince his wife that this book idea of his is a good one, and I found myself able to identify with her as well!
Once he actually starts traveling, it is pretty incredible to see these places through Chad’s eyes.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Family Christian and was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”