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Iving Facet 2 – Radical Hospitality Facet 3 – Radical Unity Facet 4 – Radical Recovery Facet 5 – Radical PeacemakingForgiveness Facet 6 – Radical Surrender Facet 7 – Radical CompassionJustice Finally Jersak closes with “A More Beautiful Vision Abba’s ‘I have a dream speech’” A More Christlike Way sets forth a vision for following Jesus that is in keeping with the kind of faith that first turned the world upside down two thousand years ag. In this seuel to A More Christlike God Brad Jersak an award winning author accomplished theologian grounded in Scripture and Patristics writes from decades of pastoral experience A More Christlike Way is a book about Jesus Christ Jersak lays out how Jesus Christ of Nazareth in his fully human nature forged the path for a new and true humanity We ll call it the Jesus WayThe author critiues four common counterfeits to the Jesus Way1 Moralism When Morality Becomes Heresy2 Partisan Amoralism When Politics Trump Morality3 Retributive Factionalism Are You on the Spectrum 4 Nationalism Civil ReligionHe then describes seven facets of a Christlike WayFacet 1 Radical Self givingFacet 2 Radical HospitalityFacet 3 Radical Unity Facet 4 Radical RecoveryFacet 5 Radical PeacemakingForgiveness Facet 6 Radical SurrenderFacet 7 Radical CompassionJusticeFinally Jersak closes with A More Beautiful Vision Abba s I have a dream speech A More Christlike Way sets forth a vision for following Jesus that is in keeping with the kind of faith that first turned the world upside down two thousand years ago

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S Christ Jersak lays out how Jesus Christ of Nazareth in his fully human nature forged the path for a new and true humanity We’ll call it the Jesus Way The author critiues four common counterfeits to the Jesus Way 1 Moralism When Morality Becomes Heresy 2 Partisan Amoralism When Politics Trump Morality 3 Retributive Factionalism Are You on the Spectrum 4 Nationalism Civil Religion He then describes seven facets of a Christlike Way Facet 1 – Radical Self g. Recently I have read a few books that have helped me in my ongoing wrestling with the violent Old Testament image of God that remains so prevalent in contemporary evangelicalism None was helpful than Brad Jersak s A More Christlike God in convincing me that the invisible God as revealed in Jesus Christ gives us a reliable and complete picture of the true God than much of what is conveyed throughout the Old TestamentI frankly wondered how Brad would be able to live up to this high standard in his seuel A More Christlike Way He did not disappointSo much of what I have learned in my lifetime about Christian discipleship prioritized belief systems and obedience to commandments Thankfully Jersak expands on what discipleship masters such as Dallas Willard have taught about the importance of simply focusing on the Jesus Way as most succinctly and fully revealed in Jesus infamous Sermon on the MountThere was much I appreciated about this book but I will focus on just a few points First Jersak does a marvelous job of clearly setting apart the Jesus Way from the distortions represented in the recent spread of nationalism and in the growth in partisan politicization of the Christian religion most clearly represented in the American Christian Right He reveals the dangers for Jesus followers of becoming so strongly affiliated with our position on the political spectrum whether left or right the we end up creating a new religion out of our politics that supplants the Jesus Way as revealed in the Sermon on the Mount Second Jersak helps us grapple with the way of retributive violence that continues to prevail in much of Christendom despite the contrasting Way of the Cross which would lead us to overcome evil from a posture of self giving weakness rather than punishing it from a position of retributive power How could we have missed the cruciform way that Jesus revealed on the cross This is so much than a strategy for forgiving sin It is a template for us to follow in responding to evil and violenceBy the way Brad may be the first other person I know who has experienced the 1979 movie Apocalpyse Now in the same transformative way that I did as a young man of 20 years I would never see war in the same way again after that jolt in the theatre I really appreciated Brad s description in his book of his exchange of letters with the lead male actor in that movie Martin Sheen a self proclaimed Jesus followerThird Brad has some good things to say about prayer that I found very helpful He was able to capture the strengths and the shortcomings of both the charismatic and contemplative approaches to prayer that I found helpful in sorting through some of my own difficulties with prayerFinally this is a very personal book Brad becomes increasingly transparent in speaking out of his own personal struggles along the Way revealing his weaknesses as well as his struggles with violent fantasies against perpetrators of evil in the world as well as against those who have directed violence at him and the members of his family The truth he sets forth in this book is much than a theoretical set of principles It is a way that has been learned through his own personal shedding of blood sweat and tears This is a very good book a natural and necessary extension of what Brad introduces in his groundbreaking preuel leaving us with a valuable and relevant companion set on knowing and following Jesus that is highly relevant for our current political climate

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Christianity’s infamy is that our way and our faith have not been very Christlike A More Christlike Way is a book for our time where so much of what is called Christianity has been hijacked to serve agendas that are decidedly un Christlike In this seuel to A More Christlike God Brad Jersak an award winning author accomplished theologian grounded in Scripture and Patristics writes from decades of pastoral experience A More Christlike Way is a book about Jesu. Overall I was not a fan of this book However there were good tidbits here and there especially about judgement and hate I lost interest through most parts due to the author seemingly continuing on about something for far too long


10 thoughts on “A More Christlike Way

  1. says:

    Thanks to Net Galley and the publisher for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewI was originally interested in reading

  2. says:

    Jersak has a casual conversational tone in his writing It’s a disarming rhetorical device it allows those who wouldn’t normally read books in this genre to understand him and it disarms those who would be predisposed to disagree with him In one sense it’s nice to read a book on orthopraxy that decidedly isn’t systematic in its instruction Life isn’t lived in such organized ways But Jersak replaces

  3. says:

    Overall I was not a fan of this book However there were good tidbits here and there especially about judgement and hate I lost interest through most parts due to the author seemingly continuing on about somethin

  4. says:

    Excellent book Brad gives clarity of Jesus from scripture and His purpose and now our purpose in living out life with a foundation of Love in

  5. says:

    Recently I have read a few books that have helped me in my ongoing wrestling with the violent Old Testament image of God that remains so prevalent in contemporary evangelicalism  None was helpful than Brad Jersak's A More Christlike God in convincing me that the invisible God as revealed in Jesus Christ gives us a reliable and co

  6. says:

    The Christlike way as Radical Self Giving Radical Hospitality Radical Unity Radical Recovery Radical Peacemaking and Forgiveness Radical Surrender Radical Compassion and JusticeSo much better than the moralism partisan amoralism facti

  7. says:

    In this seuel to Brad Jersak's majestic A More Christlike God A More Beautiful Gospel the author considers what a new and true humanity flowing from the theology of the first book would look like Taking our understanding of the God of triune Love whose cruciform and kenotic nature is revealed perfectly in Christ we are lead on a jo

  8. says:

    In this seuel to A More Christlike God Brad Jersak an award winning author accomplished theologian grounded in Scripture and Patristics writes from decades of pastoral experience A More Christlike Way is a book ab

  9. says:

    This is the follow up book to Brad Jersak’s a Christlike God He has a chapter on deconstruction and suggests reformation is a better term He has 4 chapters on unchristlike ways to live moralism partisan moralism retributive factionalism and nationalism civil religion He is careful to define his terms to not be simplistic He offers 7 radical he means root or dramatic alternative Christlike ways Here he gets uite personal about his own d

  10. says:

    Do not let the religious theme stop you from reading this book I am not religious and really don’t know much about religion However I am constantly trying to be a better person This book helped me to clearly see my faults and understand them so that I can work on fixing them #GoodreadsGiveaways

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