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Book Review: The Jesus Manifesto by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola
The subtitle of this book is "Restoring the supremacy and sovereignty of Jesus Christ".  As a pastor, that tagline resonates with me in a very significant way.  People need to realize and understand that the gospel and the Christian life is not about the things God can give us or do for us.  The gospel is about Jesus.  The purpose of this book is to teach just that.  I began reading the Jesus Manifesto with equal parts excitement and hesitation.  Excitement hoping that the book would do just what is said it would, namely, restore the supremacy and sovereignty of Jesus in all things.  Hesitation knowing that I have been let down by "Christian" books before that failed to deliver on what they promised.

In this case, excitement was justified and hesitation was erased.  Sweet and Viola do a good job writing a very easily grasped book that is firmly rooted in scripture.  They show the bible's teaching of Christ being the center of everything and the purpose for everything.  I came away from reading this book very encouraged to see this idea being taught.  Jesus has always been supreme and sovereign,  but sometimes we need to be reminded of that.  We tend to get off track easily, chasing after the things of God instead of God Himself and The Jesus Manifesto gently but firmly reminds us where our affections need to lie.



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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers program. I 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 

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