What on Earth?
Considering the Social Implications of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"The richness of Barney's latest book is not only in the abundance of quotes and sources but from the divine forging in his life through pain and suffering. Barney shows how each beatitude builds spiritual depth and takes the believer into a life that resembles the character of a gracious and loving God. This is a book written by a modern-day saint whose hardships have formed him into a weeping prophet."
--Timothy Paul Svoboda, Coordinator, YWAM San Francisco Bay Area
"Barney Wiget's writing crackles with the urgency of a voice crying out in the wilderness. With prophetic vision, he imagines a world guided by love and liberated from the tyranny of individualistic materialism. I trust Barney's words, because he courageously seeks to live out the radical vision of God's reign found in these pages. If you dare to read this book, it will challenge and inspire you."
--Mark Scandrette, author of Practicing the Way of Jesus
"This has become my new go-to book for the Sermon on the Mount. It's a provocative call to both holiness and justice. An invitation to disrupt the dysfunctional and build a better world."
--Craig Greenfield, Founder, Alongsiders International
"Touching on lifestyle, politics, attitudes, and a host of other rubber-meets-road challenges for what it means to be a follower of Jesus' words, Barney challenges us to rethink ourselves and reimagine the church on earth as it is in heaven. He names us 'Spirit-saturated insurgents who lovingly disrupt the world at its foundations and show our neighbors a better way.'"
--Daniel Brown, author of Embracing Grace: Settling the Guilt That Unsettles You
"Nowhere is the Lord's desire and strategy for mending broken lives through those who bear his name more clearly on display than in the Sermon on the Mount. So, as you read Barney's skillfully presented exploration of that keystone passage of Scripture, don't be surprised when you find yourself annoyed and disturbed in a way that ignites a profound longing to live and love more like Jesus."
--Randy Bolt, author of The John Project: A Devotional Commentary
"In this book, Barney Wiget defends brilliantly the simplicity we have in Christ (2 Cor 11:3). I found myself writing down his quotes every few pages while reading the book. As he confronts prevalent teachings in the contemporary church, I found myself examining my own teaching over the past almost-fifty years as a pastor. I'm convinced more than ever my 'only hope to live out the teachings of the Sermon of the Mount is,' as Barney says, 'in the power of the Savior of the Mount.'
--Loren Houltberg, Regional Pastor, Central District of Foursquare Churches