I had read and enjoyed Jefferson Bethke’s book Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough.
When I was given a chance to review his new book, It’s Not What You Think: Why Christianity Is About So Much More Than Going to Heaven When You Die, I jumped at the chance.
I was not disappointed.
Bethke takes on many aspects of Christianity in which we have some misunderstandings. Included in this are:
- Christianity is more than going to heaven
- The Temple is not a building
- The Sabbath is not an outdated set of rules
- The kingdom is not in the sky
and much, much more.
Bethke hit on so many things I’ve been pondering in my own life. This book became a conversation for me with a fellow traveler.