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

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Thomas Nelson #ad - A new york times bestsellerabandon dead, dry, rule-keeping and embrace the promise of being truly known and deeply loved. 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 and 23+ million in a year.

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.

Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough #ad - The message blew up on social-media, triggering an avalanche of responses running the gamut from encouraged to enraged. In jesus > religion, law and love, bethke unpacks similar contrasts that he drew in the poem—highlighting the difference between teeth gritting and grace, performance and peace, despair and hope.

Along his journey, bethke discovered the real Jesus, who beckoned him beyond the props of false religion. Used book in Good Condition.

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It's Not What You Think: Why Christianity Is About So Much More Than Going to Heaven When You Die

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Thomas Nelson #ad - And in doing so, bethke reminds readers of the life-changing message of Jesus that turned the world upside-down, a world that God is putting back together. For missing it. Harpercollins Christian Pub. 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 book, 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. New york times best-selling author of Jesus > Religion challenges the accepted thinking of contemporary Christianity with the world-changing message Jesus actually brought.

It's Not What You Think: Why Christianity Is About So Much More Than Going to Heaven When You Die #ad - Jesus was most upset at people for seeing but not seeing. For succumbing to the danger and idolatry of forcing God into preconceived ideals.

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The Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel The Main Thing

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Multnomah #ad - With practical suggestions, Mahaney demonstrates the difference between knowing the gospel. Jesus’ work on your behalf must be the central motivation for your life and faith—the main thing. Dynamic pastor C. J. Tap into the gospel’s power and see how a cross centered focus can transform your life today! Harpercollins Christian Pub.

Mahaney shows how to overcome our tendency to move on from the gospel of grace. Finding joy in the gospel -- whose promises allow us to escape condemnation whenever it attacks -- helps us avoid the prevalent trap of legalism. And making it the main thing in daily decisions and daily living. What are you centered On? Sometimes the most important truths are the easiest to forget.

The Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel The Main Thing #ad - Mahaney, condemnation, who shows you how to center every day around the cross of Calvary and how to escape the pitfalls of legalism, and feelings-driven faith. It’s time to get back to the starting point of the Christian life—the cross of Christ. Never move on, ” says C. J. Remember jesus christ? although it seems almost too obvious, the center of our faith is surprisingly easy to forget.

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To Hell with the Hustle: Reclaiming Your Life in an Overworked, Overspent, and Overconnected World

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Thomas Nelson #ad - Harpercollins Christian Pub. More hurt. More tired. Post more. More depressed. Accomplish more. Buy more. Be more. In following these demands, we have indeed become more: More anxious. This is your wake-up call to resist the Hustle culture and embrace the slowness of Jesus. Our culture makes constant demands of us: Do more.

More frantic. What we are doing isn't working!in a society where hustle is the expectation, busyness is the norm and information is king, anchor our lives, we have forgotten the fundamentals that make us human, and provide meaning. Jefferson bethke,  new york times bestselling author and popular YouTuber, has lived the hustle and knows we need to stop doing and start becoming.

To Hell with the Hustle: Reclaiming Your Life in an Overworked, Overspent, and Overconnected World #ad - After reading this book, you will discover:how to proactively set boundaries in your lifeHow to get comfortable with obscurityThe best way to push back against the demands of contemporary lifeThe importance of embracing silence and solitudeHow to handle the stressors that life throws at usTo Hell With the Hustle is for anyone who isFeeling overwhelmed with the demands of work, family and communityWanting to connect and spend time with their family.

Tired of being anxious, and vulnerability--are the very things that can give us the meaning, lonely, and burned outJoin Bethke as he discovers that the very things the world teaches us to avoid at all costs--silence, obscurity, solitude, and the richness we are truly looking for.

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Love That Lasts: How We Discovered God's Better Way for Love, Dating, Marriage, and Sex

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Thomas Nelson #ad - One by one, that marriage will complete you, the belief that every person has only one soul mate, they peel back lies such as, and that pornography and hook-ups are harmless. The results are often disastrous, sexually addicted, with this generation becoming one of the most relationally sick, and divorce ridden in history.

Looking to god’s design while drawing lessons from their own successes and failures, the Bethkes explode the fictions and falsehoods of our current moment. They learned about love and sexuality from social media, pornography, and they have no idea what healthy, their friends, Disney fairy tales, or even their own rocky past, lifelong love is supposed to be like.

Love That Lasts: How We Discovered God's Better Way for Love, Dating, Marriage, and Sex #ad - Harpercollins Christian Pub. In love that lasts, alyssa, expose the distorted views of love that permeate our culture and damage our hearts,  New York Times bestselling author of Jesus > Religion Jefferson Bethke and his wife, minds, and souls. Drawing from jeff’s “prodigal son” personal history and from Alyssa’s “True Love Waits” experience, the Bethkes point to a third and better way.

Blending personal storytelling with biblical teaching, marriage, realistic vision of love, they offer readers an inspiring, dating, and sex. Young people today enter adulthood with expectations of blissful dating followed by a romantic, fulfilling marriage only to discover they’ve been duped.

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Jesus is Greater than Religion, Leader Guide Student Edition

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LifeWay Press #ad - In this video-enhanced study, bethke will help students understand that following Jesus isn’t about rules-based religion, which only leaves you empty and unsatisfied. They will see that freedom and true joy is only found in the grace of Jesus and resting in a relationship with Him. Author:jefferson bethke has a compelling story of overcoming a painful childhood of poverty and a broken home, and this gives him a unique perspective on the grace of God and the work of Jesus in his life and the lives of others.

Jesus is Greater than Religion, Leader Guide Student Edition #ad - It's this perspective that has catapulted him into the national conversation regarding religion and spirituality, allowing his message to connect at a heart level with an audience ranging from atheists to nationally recognized religious leaders. This six-session bible study for all students is based on Jefferson Bethke’s book by the same name.

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31 Creative Ways To Love & Encourage Her: One Month To a More Life Giving Relationship 31 Day Challenge Volume 1

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Bethke Writings #ad - In 31 creative ways to love and encourage Her Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke lay out simple ways to bring the beauty, joy, and vibrancy back to a relationship. Harpercollins Christian Pub. 31 creative ways to love encourage Her One Month to a More Life Giving Relationship. Each day brings a new adventure that can range from being serious to whimsical to humorous.

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31 Creative Ways To Love & Encourage Him: One Month To a More Life Giving Relationship 31 Day Challenge Volume 2

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Bethke Writings #ad - Harpercollins Christian Pub. Each day brings a new adventure that can range from being serious to whimsical to humorous. In 31 creative ways to love and encourage Him Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke lay out simple ways to bring the beauty, joy, and vibrancy back to a relationship. 31 creative ways to love encourage Her One Month to a More Life Giving Relationship.

31 creative ways to love encourage Him One Month to a More Life Giving Relationship.

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Student Book - Jesus > Religion

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LifeWay Press #ad - 31 creative ways to love encourage Him One Month to a More Life Giving Relationship. They will see that freedom and true joy is only found in the grace of Jesus and resting in a relationship with Him. Author:jefferson bethke has a compelling story of overcoming a painful childhood of poverty and a broken home, and this gives him a unique perspective on the grace of God and the work of Jesus in his life and the lives of others.

In this video-enhanced study, bethke will help students understand that following Jesus isn’t about rules-based religion, which only leaves you empty and unsatisfied. It's this perspective that has catapulted him into the national conversation regarding religion and spirituality, allowing his message to connect at a heart level with an audience ranging from atheists to nationally recognized religious leaders.

Student Book - Jesus > Religion #ad - 31 creative ways to love encourage Her One Month to a More Life Giving Relationship. This six-session bible study for all students is based on Jefferson Bethke’s book by the same name. Harpercollins Christian Pub.

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A Live Coal in the Sea: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - Harpercollins Christian Pub. Forced to relive her past, adulterous mother, her troubled son, she relates a complex saga involving her beautiful, and the difficult choices that have affected three generations of her family. A family’s deepest secrets are exposed in this “haunting domestic drama” from the award-winning author of A Wrinkle in Time Publishers Weekly.

A Live Coal in the Sea: A Novel #ad - 31 creative ways to love encourage Her One Month to a More Life Giving Relationship. As she goes through the difficult process of revealing her secrets, Camilla also lets go of the burden of lies she’s told. When her teenage granddaughter comes to her with a troubling question, Camilla Dickinson must confront the painful history she’s long kept hidden.

31 creative ways to love encourage Him One Month to a More Life Giving Relationship. A testament to the power of acceptance and forgiveness, A Live Coal in the Sea is ultimately an exploration of the lengths to which people will go for love—and the things they’ll do to protect family.

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More Than a Carpenter

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Tyndale Momentum #ad - Is he really the lord he claimed to be? How can we know for sure? More than a Carpenter offers arguments for faith from a skeptic turned believer. Former skeptic josh mcdowell is now joined by his son Sean as they examine the evidence about Jesus. 31 creative ways to love encourage Him One Month to a More Life Giving Relationship.

More Than a Carpenter #ad - . Audio edition read by Sean McDowell. Harpercollins Christian Pub. The inspirational classic, revised material, is now updated for a new generation of seekers with a fresh look, More than a Carpenter, and a new chapter that addresses questions commonly raised today.31 creative ways to love encourage Her One Month to a More Life Giving Relationship.

Now with new content that addresses questions raised by today’s popular atheist writers. Living Books. Since its original publication in 1977, been translated into dozens of languages, this modern classic has sold over 15 million copies, and introduced countless people to the real Jesus.

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