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The End of Religion: Encountering the Subversive Spirituality of Jesus

 
Sick of religion? So was Jesus.

In this expanded edition of the bestselling The End of Religion, Bruxy Cavey asks: Has Christianity missed the point? Was Jesus setting up a new religion or abolishing the entire concept? Have Christians gotten faith in Jesus pretty much right or all wrong?

Thoroughly revised and updated, The End of Religion now includes five entirely new chapters by the author, a new preface, and updates throughout. Join Bruxy Cavey in a dynamic, breath-taking investigation into what Jesus was all about. Find out how twenty-first-century people can live into the subversive spirituality of Jesus.

Jesus lived a scandalous life. Shouldn’t we?
 

 
Reviews
 
“A Jesus-centered spirituality liberated from the vacuous tedium that characterizes moribund religion.”–Brian Zahnd, founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church and author of Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God

“Bruxy Cavey does a superb job of sweeping away religious jargon and misconceptions and getting to the heart of who Jesus is and why this matters.” —Justin Brierley, host of Premier Christian Radio’s Unbelievable? and author of Unbelievable?

“Bruxy Cavey writes with both depth and clarity, and most of all, with passion rooted in experience.” —Mark D. Baker, professor of mission and theology at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary and author of Religious No More

“Bruxy Cavey’s The End of Religion is a wonderful contribution that encourages us to think hard about God and the Christian faith.”–Denis O. Lamoureux, professor of science and religion at St. Joseph’s College at the University of Alberta

“Calls us back to the fundamentals of a revolution centered in Jesus that radically disrupts the religious status quo.” —Meghan Larissa Good, teaching pastor at Trinity Mennonite Church and author of The Bible Unwrapped

“Canada’s premier Anabaptist voice transcends even his own movement to speak the ‘Word made fresh’ to the curious and disillusioned alike.” —Bradley Jersak, Dean of Theology and Culture at St. Stephen’s University and author of A More Christlike God< "Excellent. Both playful and profound. A lively, probing, faithful presentation of the real Jesus." --Ronald J. Sider, emeritus professor of theology, holistic ministry, and public policy at Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University

“Explains how some things need to die so something better can grow.” —Dennis R. Edwards, associate professor of New Testament at North Park Theological Seminary and author of Might from the Margins

“I hope that you can enjoy, as I did, all the different angles from which Bruxy Cavey presents this Jesus who got under the skin of the establishment and religious elites, and who should still get under the skin of some of our religious tendencies.” —Scot McKnight, professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary and author of The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible

“I’ve rarely encountered a book as packed with game-changing insights. With wisdom, clarity, and humor, Bruxy Cavey dismantles the religious conception of Jesus to reveal the life-transforming beauty of the real, anti-religious Jesus. I could not recommend it more strongly!” —Gregory A. Boyd, senior pastor of Woodland Hills Church and author of Inspired Imperfection
 
About the Author
 
Bruxy Cavey is a bestselling author and senior pastor of The Meeting House (Ontario, Canada), a church for people who aren’t into church. Cavey is a sought-after speaker, preacher, and the author of Reunion: The Good News of Jesus for Seekers, Saints, and Sinners. Bruxy and his wife, Nina, have three daughters and live in Hamilton, Ontario.

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