Unconditional? by Brian Zahnd
The call of Jesus to radical forgiveness

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If Christianity is not about forgiveness, it s about nothing at all. In this book readers will be confronted with the stark reality of how deeply we need to reach within to really show Christlike forgiveness and mercy to those to whom we may feel least inclined to offer forgiveness or mercy to.

If Christianity is to be a compelling and relevant voice in the 21st Century, it needs a fresh message not a new innovation or novel interpretation, but a return to our roots. And what are our roots? To a certain extent that is what this book is about. If Christianity is not about forgiveness, it s about nothing at all. In this book readers will be confronted with the stark reality of how deeply we need to reach within to really show Christ-like forgiveness and mercy to those to whom we may feel least inclined to offer forgiveness or mercy to. The author s primary motive in writing this book to help recover the true beauty of Christianity as found in forgiveness. We are a church in need of a renovation a renovation that the author is convinced can be achieved by a recovery of the beautiful Christian gospel of forgiveness. In a world where the ugliness of rage and retaliation are driving the storyline of the 21st century, the beauty of authentic Christian forgiveness is the compelling alternative. This book begins with the Holocaust as it explores what forgiveness means and how far it should go in the real world of murder, rape, child abuse, genocide, and other atrocities. It pushes the reader beyond the usual biblical exposition of the topic of forgiveness and challenges their thinking by juxtaposing absolutely bottom-line kinds of examples with the simple question: What would you do?
 

About Brian Zahnd

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Brian Zahnd and his wife Peri live in St. Joseph, Missouri where they pastor Word of Life Church.
 
Published November 30, 2010 by Charisma House. 256 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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In this insightful critique of contemporary Christianity, Zahnd (What to Do on the Worst Day of Your Life), pastor and founder of Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, Mo., challenges Christians to make

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Wallace, DBA President, Azusa Pacific University says, "Forgiveness takes on a whole new meaning in this powerful book, because forgiveness for the Christian is really radical just as Jesus intended it to be.

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