What If Jesus Was Serious?: A Visual Guide to the Teachings of Jesus We Love to Ignore
Daily Devotions for People Who Hate Daily Devotions Let's face it. A lot of Christian resources can feel cheesy, out-of-touch, and a little boring. But when Skye Jethani started doodling and writing up some of his thoughts about God, his Twitter and email list blew up. What If Jesus Was Serious? is a compilation of all-new reflections (and hand-drawn doodles) from Skye. He takes a look at some of Jesus' most demanding teachings in the Sermon on the Mount and pushes us to ask whether we're really hearing what Christ is saying. The visual component of the book makes it memorable and enjoyable to read, and Skye's incisive reflections make it worthwhile for any Christian. If you've traditionally been dissatisfied with Christian devotional resources but love to learn about Jesus and think deeply, this book was written for you.
From the Back Cover If Jesus was serious... then why don't we take Him more seriously? Compare the teachings of Jesus to a quick survey of how Christians live and one thing becomes apparent: we often ignore much of what He teaches. Skye Jethani exposes this problem through a deep examination of Christ's largest section of ethical teaching: The Sermon on the Mount. In What if Jesus Was Serious? Skye illustrates how we explain away elements of this crucial sermon to stay comfortable and justify disobedience. Each brief reflection will challenge you to rethink assumptions and apply Jesus' teachings to today's cultural realities. If Christians begin taking Jesus seriously, we may find that the rest of the world will too.