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By Jimmy R. Watson

this can be the main sincere e-book ever written approximately Jesus. As a veteran pastor within the United Church of Christ, Dr. Watson stocks his options at the undying subject of Christology--the doctrine of Christ--with new and inventive insights, informative and available theology, own anecdotes, and full of life wit. not anything is off-limits during this no-holds-barred contribution to the Jesus style. Big Jesus isn't really one other theological "spin" at the id and nature of Jesus of Nazareth, neither is it a sentimental fairytale in case you favor their Christology to be served up on Sunday mornings with fluffy sheep, sons and daughters, and footprints within the sand. This publication is for Christian adults with a feeling of humor.

"Jimmy Watson, being from West Texas, may comprehend the outline of 'hitting an individual with a two-by-four as a way to get their attention.' giant Jesus is a literary slam opposed to a long-accepted yet seldom challenged Christology. within the spirit of George Carlin or Lewis Black, Watson makes use of satire and acerbic earthiness to kick a few props out from below an historic dogma. you could throw this booklet opposed to the wall greater than as soon as. yet choose it up and preserve interpreting. there's something more and more important here."
--Gary West, pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Statesville, NC

"Imagine that you're sitting in a rural Texas truck-stop diner overhearing a number of men on the subsequent desk speaking approximately Jesus within the colorfully ribald and iconoclastic language of dismissive humor, and down domestic, mesquite grilled, thick steak, pickup truck riding, frankness. Now think that the 2 men on the subsequent desk are Paul Tillich and Rudolph Bultmann. that is the kind of educated yet obtainable dialog Jimmy Watson has released during this nakedly sincere paintings in regards to the Jesus that could continue to exist the severe taking into account the fashionable period . . . the one Jesus that is well worth speaking about."
--Roger Ray, pastor, Springfield, MO and writer of Progressive religion and Practice

"Watson invitations us to accompany him on a wild, wonderful, enlightening, provocative quest for the flesh-and-blood Jesus one of the likes of massive Jesus, Badass Jesus, and the Christinator. you will have by no means learn Bultmann, Brueggemann, or Borg? No challenge. Watson explains the big-name Christologists in down-to-earth language, salting difficult religious questions with laugh-out-loud humor. a good guidebook for any fearless twenty-first-century pilgrim looking for a Jesus worthy finding."
--Robert B. Pettit, Professor of Sociology, Manchester collage, Manchester, UK

Jimmy R. Watson is a United Church of Christ pastor at present serving within the Indiana-Kentucky convention. he's the writer of Jesus remains to be conversing in the course of the Gospel of Mark (2011) and several other "Still conversing" devotionals for the United Church of Christ. He holds a PhD from Baylor collage within the box of Theology and Ethics.

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