Jesus Christ preached a gospel of love and peace with justice. But the history of the Christian religion is littered with every kind of evil.
What went wrong? How have we become a generation that is seeking God but rejecting organized religion? How can we rediscover the authentic message of Jesus?
This challenging book explores the reasons behind the atrocities committed in the name of Christ. It offers the vision of Jesus as a source of radical renewal of individuals and societies.
Author of the acclaimed Plan Be Series, Dave Andrews shows how we can be inspired by the model of Jesus' compassion, and his hunger for justice, to work with marginal groups for real transformation in our world.
Endorsements & Reviews-
"This book is a radical but loving reconstruction of the movement of Jesus, in protest against its distortions. Dave Andrews, one of the leading prophetic voices of our time, brings all of his passion and insight to bear in a way that will both disturb and inspire. Christi -Anarchy has that uncomfortable air of a message crying out to be heard.'" Mike Riddell, Author of the bestselling Godzone
"If you've ever wondered if our form of 'Christianity' has somehow become different than what Christ intended . . . this book will add a great deal of light to your journey. Many who long to meet Jesus, apart from the institutions that bear his name, will find a wonderful invitation as you move through these pages. I myself do not yet see the road quite the same, but I've once again learned to see it more clearly from a voice of remarkable compassion." - Brad Bailey, Senior Pastor, Westside Vineyard Fellowship, Santa Monica, CA
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Dave Andrews, his wife Ange, and their family, have lived and worked in intentional communities with marginalized groups of people in Australia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India for forty years. Dave is interested in radical spirituality, incarnational community and the dynamics of personal and social transformation. He is author of many books, including Not Religion, But Love, A Divine Society, People Of Compassion, Compassionate Community Work, the Plan Be series, Bismillah and Isa. Dave and Ange and their friends started Aashiana, Sahara, and Sharan, faith-based community organizations working with slum dwellers, sex workers, drug addicts, and people with HIV/AIDS in India; and they are now part of the Waiters Union, an inner city Christian community network that is working alongside people of other faiths with Aborigines, refugees and people with disabilities in Brisbane, Australia. Dave is a founder of the Waiters Union; an educator for TEAR Australia; an international aid agency; a trainer for Praxis Community Co-operative; a teacher at Christian Heritage College; an elder emeritus for Servants To Asia's Urban Poor; and a member of AMARAH--Australian Muslim Advocates for the Rights of All Humanity.