"We want you to discover the Bible as its own best commentary. We offer you a way to read the Bible that doesn't require a library or a preacher or a politician or an academic to interpret for you. Once justice is seen as the thread woven into the fabric of biblical history, the whole Bible becomes much clearer. Justice is the issue when God redeems Israel from Pharaoh. Justice is at the heart of the Sinai law and justice is what Israel must show the world as a kingdom of priests. Justice is the measure the Jews failed to meet in their days of power and empire in Jerusalem. It was justice the prophets proclaimed as the way of return during the exile of the Jews in Babylon and it was justice that Jesus incarnated."
from Jesus Wants to Save Christians.
About the Author
Rob Bell is a bestselling author and international teacher and speaker. His books include Love Wins, Velvet Elvis, Sex God, Jesus Wants to Save Christians, and Drops Like Stars, and he was profiled in The New Yorker and TIME magazine as one of 2011's hundred most influential people.
Don Golden is senior vice president of church engagement at World Relief in Baltimore, Maryland. His passion to help churches help the poor and oppressed has taken him to more than 60 countries. Prior to his current role, he served as lead pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church from 2005 to 2008. Don and his wife, Lynn, have three daughters, Emily, Olivia, and Sophie and a dog named Buckwheat. SPANISH BIO: Don Golden es el vicepresidente primero de compromiso eclesial en World Relief, Baltimore, Maryland. Su pasion por ayudar a las iglesias y a los pobres y oprimidos lo ha llevado a mas de sesenta paises. Antes de su actual funcion, sirvio como pastor principal en la iglesia Mars Hill Bible Church desde 2005 hasta 2008. Don y su esposa Lynn tienen tres hijas: Emily, Olivia y Sophie, y un perro llamado Buckwheat.
“Bell and Golden deliver a tough message the American church needs to hear.”
“Bell is at the forefront of a rethinking of Christianity in America.”
“One of the country’s most influential evangelical pastors.”
-New York Times
“One of the nation’s rock-star-popular young pastors.”
“Rob Bell is one of the hottest names in contemporary evangelical life.”
“This dramatic book is politically charged but not party-bent, bearing a message evangelicals need: that Jesus didn’t come just to save people for heaven someday but to transform his followers and the physical world now.”
“Equal parts prophetic warning and call to action, Jesus Wants to Save Christians exhorts Jesus’ followers to sacrifice their comforts and hear the ‘cry of the oppressed’-the hungry and poor about whom God cares deeply.”
-Grand Rapids Press
“Bell and Golden present a clarion call for a justice emphasis within Christianity and, given the nightmarish developments in the U.S. and the world, it could not have come at a better time!”
-Spirituality and Practice