Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence by Diana Butler Bass

Unfortunately for me and many others, the Church universal has put Jesus in a box.  Getting Jesus out of the box is often hard to accomplish.  In this book, Bass encourages us to throw the box wide open and look at Jesus as a multidimensional Messiah, the human and the divine, that was and still is unique to all the world.  Bass understands that Jesus, God, is all about relationship and therefore provides us with five different ways to be in a relationship with Jesus.  Of course, the goal would be to have an all-encompassing relationship with Jesus.   

Bass provides insight that will make you think, question, wonder, and be in awe of the possibilities.  There is a wealth of information to be gleaned from this book and you do not have to be a Biblical scholar to retrieve it.  Bass writes clearly and from a deeply personal standpoint sharing her journey, doubts, personal struggles, and epiphanies.  

This is a perfect read for anyone feeling that the story of the resurrected Jesus who saved all of humanity from hell is the whole story.

One thought on “Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence by Diana Butler Bass

  1. Hey there. Thanks for the recommendation. I looked up the author and started with A People’s History, but do intend to read Freeing Jesus next. I off and on Instagram but I do get your emails. You and Jennie both. Keep up the good work and know that I am always pleased to see your reviews even if I’m quiet about it.

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