I wasn’t sure what to expect when I received The Gospel According To Jesus by Chris Seay. I knew very little about him. I knew he was a church planter, pastor, and president of Ecclessia Bible Society, which has published a translation of the New Testament and is working towards a completed translation of the Bible called The Voice.
While I was aware of these things, I knew very little of his theology. Was he theologically deep or all fluff? Was he all about doctrine or was he all about “do gooding” and singing happy songs? For the most part I love what his Bible Society is doing with the Scriptures, but what did he believe? How did he interpret who was the person of Jesus, and what Jesus came to accomplish? That was the big question I think Mr. Seay was trying to address, and offering us a picture as to how we are to respond.
The simple answer is I think Chris Seay hit a home-run with this book. He talked about a Jesus who not only came to save us from our sins, which he did, but also a Jesus who came to restore all things, especially our broken relationships. First and foremost, our relationship with God, but also our relationships with others in our broken world.
He left me with insights I am still mulling over, and seeking to live out in my own life. Very thankful God lead me to this book. I would definitely suggest purchasing this book.
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