A Feature Review of
Dismissing Jesus: How We Evade the Way of the Cross
Reviewed by Tim Otto.
Although I’m not the “Novice Master” equivalent in my New Monastic community, I do get to teach a class for new apprentices. A great joy of my life is that I get to help people open books as gifts. Staples of the class are books such as Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry, Does God Need the Church? by Gerhard Lohfink, and Being Church by John Alexander.
Recently I’ve been thinking that we need a book focused on the revolutionary Jesus, and how the good news he proclaimed creates a new society. Happily, there is a terrific new book that does just that—Douglas M. Jones’s Dismissing Jesus: How We Evade the Way of the Cross.