Christians: The Urgent Case For Jesus in Our World
"The story of the Christian faith, and its enduring good for our world, will always be best heard when proposed, not imposed. In his new book, Sheridan makes such a proposal for belief in Jesus of Nazareth in readily accessible...
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"The story of the Christian faith, and its enduring good for our world, will always be best heard when proposed, not imposed. In his new book, Sheridan makes such a proposal for belief in Jesus of Nazareth in readily accessible words and with warmth of expression. ... It is a good read about Good News."
Peter Comensoli, Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne
Beginning with the historical Jesus and his disciples through to the present day, Greg Sheridan has written an impassioned, informed and utterly compelling case for the truth and importance of Christianity in our lives. He presents a strong argument for the historical reliability of the New Testament, meets the living Jesus there, explores the extraordinary personality of St Paul, celebrates Jesus' Mother Mary's and examines the magnificent richness of St John's Gospel.
"Who could have predicted that one of Australia's most seasoned journalists would emerge as one of the country's most compelling public Christians!"
John Dickson, author of BULLIES AND SAINTS (recently reviewed in News Weekly)
Filled with insights, intelligence, warmth and humour, Greg also introduces us to a range of fascinating Christians today, among them political leaders and young activists offering the radical Christian interpretation of love to their generation. His book explores the journey of those who have been guided by faith, such as Gemma Sisia, whose school in Tanzania has transformed the lives of thousands of children, and the dynamic Chinese Christians holding to their beliefs under harsh restrictions. He examines where Jesus can be found in popular culture and talks to Christian leaders - Pentecostal, Catholic, Evangelical and others - in Australia, the U.S. and Britain.
"Will captivate believers and non-believers alike."
Richard Glover, author and ABC broadcaster
At a time when the chasm of understanding between secularism and faith has never seemed wider, Christians is timely, relevant and persuasive. It features interviews with Prime Minister Scott Morrison, former Labor leader Bill Hayden, former Defence chief and governor-general Peter Cosgrove and former Nationals leader and deputy prime minister John Anderson.
Scott Morrison speaks of his Pentecostal faith with unprecedented candour, Bill Hayden tells the moving story of his long journey to belief, and Peter Cosgrove recounts the experience of prayer and religious belief in the midst of deadly combat.
- Catalogue Code 595941
- Product Code 9781760879099
- ISBN 1760879096
- EAN 9781760879099
- Pages 384
- Department Academic
- Category Christian Worldview
- Sub-Category Australian Affairs
- Publisher Allen & Unwin Australia
- Publication Date Aug 2021
- Sales Rank 14
- Dimensions 234 x 153mm
Greg Sheridan is Foreign Editor of The Australian, and a highly regarded journalist. He is active across radio and television, as well as print. He is also a committed Catholic.