Monday, May 08, 2017

book review: (re)union

title: (re)union the GOOD NEWS of JESUS for SINNERS, SAINTS and SEEKERS
author: Bruxy Cavey
year: 2017
publisher: Herald Press

Bruxy Cavey wants a Christianity that looks like Jesus. A Christianity that is know for who it is for more than what it is against. If you boil this book down to a single thought or phrase it is this: the gospel, the good news, is Jesus.

Bruxy, opens by highlighting the irreligious aspect of the gospel - the gospel does way with religion. Jesus himself said, as he prayed (John 17:3) "Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you sent." Eternal life is knowing God and Jesus - none of the stuff that we sometimes substitute for that relationship.

Throughout the pages of this book, Bruxy unpacks aspects of the gospel - the good news.

The gospel in one word: Jesus.
The gospel in three words: Jesus is Lord.
The gospel in thirty words: Jesus is God with us, come to show us God's love, save us from sin, set up God's Kingdom, and, shut down religion, so we can share in God's life.

(re)union is a book written by a man who obviously loves Jesus and who presents a careful examination of what the gospel is all about - Jesus. It's a book well worth reading. It's about His kingdom with us and in us through His Holy Spirit. This is a book for seekers and sinners and especially saints who have lost their way in religion and want to find Jesus again.

Disclosure of Material Connection:
I received a free copy of this book as part of the NetGallery Review Program
in exchange for my honest review. The thoughts expressed here are my own.

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