"Jimmy Watson, being from West Texas, would understand the description of 'hitting someone with a two-by-four in order to get their attention.' Big Jesus is a literary slam against a long-accepted but seldom challenged Christology. In the spirit of George Carlin or Lewis Black, Watson uses satire and acerbic earthiness to kick some props out from under an ancient dogma. You may throw this book against the wall more than once. But pick it up and keep reading. There is something increasingly valuable here."
--Gary West, pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Statesville, NC
"Imagine that you are sitting in a rural Texas truck-stop diner overhearing a couple of guys at the next table talking about Jesus in the colorfully ribald and iconoclastic language of dismissive humor, and down home, mesquite grilled, thick steak, pickup truck driving, frankness. Now imagine that the two guys at the next table are Paul Tillich and Rudolph Bultmann. That's the sort of informed but accessible conversation Jimmy Watson has published in this nakedly honest work about the Jesus that can survive the critical thinking of the modern era . . . the only Jesus that's really worth talking about."
--Roger Ray, pastor, Springfield, MO and author of Progressive Faith and Practice
"Watson invites us to accompany him on a wild, entertaining, enlightening, provocative quest for the flesh-and-blood Jesus among the likes of Big Jesus, Badass Jesus, and the Christinator. You've never read Bultmann, Brueggemann, or Borg? No problem. Watson explains the big-name Christologists in down-to-earth language, salting tough spiritual questions with laugh-out-loud humor. An honest guidebook for any fearless twenty-first-century pilgrim searching for a Jesus worth finding."
--Robert B. Pettit, Professor of Sociology, Manchester University, Manchester, UK