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The Happy Gospel

Benjamin Dunn
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The Happy Gospel

Benjamin Dunn



Discover the Unending Union With Christ

 

When you encounter the pure and true Gospel, you encounter something from another realm. It will hit you like a ton of bricks. Its goodness instantly disintegrates all of your tainted preconceived ideas about Christianity. It revolutionizes you and scandalizes everything that you ever heard, or maybe even believed, about Christ and His work on the Cross.

 

That is what this book is about:

that scandalizing message of Christ’s Cross.

 

It is about the shocking joy offered to us in the Gospel.

 

It is about discovering a perfect salvation procured through Christ’s perfect sacrifice.

 

In this book you will find what God truly requires of you and what He has provided for you.

 

You will without a doubt, discover an effortless union with a happy God, for this is what the Gospel boldly offers to all who will believe it.

 

Does this sound foreign?

When you think of the Gospel, do you see it in such light and joy?

If not, wouldn’t you like to?



CONTENTS

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Explanation of Bible Translations

Chapter 3 Re-Defining Our Words

Chapter 4 The Glad-Message of the Happy God

Chapter 5 New Creation Realities

Chapter 6 It’s A Scandal!

Chapter 7 Too Good to be True?

Chapter 8 The Language, Madness & Mysticism of St. Paul

Chapter 9 Effortless Christianity

Chapter 10 The Happy Christian

Chapter 11 Afterword / Epilogue



Endorsements

Benjamin Dunn has stumbled on the only force to be reckoned with in this universe: the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ and all of its implications. While religion offers dull, sedative, boring theories, Benjamin knows the real Gospel can be nothing less than a radical affectionate enjoyment of the Cross. And only a joyful public expression of the finished work of the Cross can even begin to capture and hold the hearts and minds of this next generation.

GEORGIAN & WINNIE BANOV
(Global Celebration)

Somewhere, somehow, Benjamin heard the whisper of the Spirit nudging him in a totally new direction, and with breathless awe and childlike wonder he “believed.” This believing is what will begin to unfold in these pages. Although it will never come to an end, it promises to leave you scandalized and breathless.

On a more practical side, my husband and I have been privileged to travel with Ben and Stephanie all over the world. I have seen him time after time pour out liquid love from the fullness of his heart to the forgotten ones—the ones that society no longer accepts. I have witnessed him serenade a poor toothless Gypsy woman until she smiled like a girl again. I have watched him touch the lepers of India getting them to sing, dance and even clap hands that are no longer there. I have seen him on his knees with guitar in hand in garbage dumps across the world singing private love songs to those who have nearly lost hope. I have seen him frolic in the streets of the slums with the tangible presence of the love of God. This happy Gospel that he carries is no joke! It has joyful arms and legs and a brilliant voice, and it looks like Benjamin Dunn.

This new book by Benjamin Dunn has completely caught me off guard, as it is one of the most well written, well-versed books I’ve read in a long time. Benjamin’s revelations of the new creation realities not only expose the true nature and hidden design of man, but also reveal the blissful heart of God for His most loved creation...us. In the pages of this book you will find God’s blueprint for us to live a happy, triumphant, overcoming life and the joy that comes in knowing the reality of Christ in us. I recommend this book to all who are looking for more and thirsting for the deep things of God.

I’ve personally known Benjamin and Stephanie for several years now and not only is Benjamin a talented musician, song writer and author, but he is a dear friend.

JEFF JANSEN
(Global Fire Ministries)

The Happy Gospel is a book that reveals to us the ways of a loving Father. Benjamin has done a great job in opening to us the full JOY of the gospel. This book will help you dive into the heavenly joy and happiness that is yours to experience now. Because of what Jesus did on the Cross, we can live with a happy heart and be joyful. Thank you Benjamin for this book that is so important and timely.

BENI JOHNSON
(Pastor of Bethel Church, Redding CA and author of “The Happy Intercessor”)

It’s been our joy and privilege to have Benjamin minister with us in our churches in the bush of Mozambique. He has an extraordinary gift of love which shows itself in the way he connects with people of many cultures. Ben is an amazing musician and he carries a contagious passion for Jesus.

HEIDI BAKER
(Heidi Baker, Ph.D
Founding Director, Iris Ministries, Inc.)

As Benjamin’s pastor for many years, I can tell you that Christ does indeed fully possess him in an intoxicating manor and the revelation in this book can only lead you to one conclusion: I too must be a drinker of this grace.

ERIC HANSEN
(Lead Pastor of IWorship Center, Springfield, IL.)

Benjamin is one of the happiest people I know. His life is a song of joy that sparkles with the uncreated light of Heaven. You are about to read some of the lyrics and some of the heartbeat behind Ben’s euphoria. Warning—This book is full of contagious joy and shocking perspectives on the GREAT SALVATION that has been lavished upon us through the Cross. If you want to be infected with Heaven’s love, then read on or rather, drink in these liquid, light, love words.

CHARLES & ANN STOCK
(Clear River Network, Lead Pastors of Life Center International, Harrisburg, PA.)

Enjoy a deep drink of the gospel as Benjamin Dunn unfolds the life-altering paradigms of grace in this work. The sweet simplicity of the Cross confounds preachers and prophets alike in today’s doldrum world of do-it-yourself Christianity. But Benjamin is bringing a radical revelation that is beyond timely—it is essential for today’s church.

For years, Benjamin and I have partnered closely in ministry both as friends and co-laborers, traveling the globe on a divine quest of holy fun. I have seen him in action. I can attest that the message you read here is one that thoroughly infuses and possesses him to the core. The caliber of his character, quality of his marriage, compassion for the poor and unspeakable joy are undeniable results of the theological foundation found in these chapters. It seems in every generation, the Lord appoints a few troublers of Israel to challenge the status quo and awaken His people to the authentic gospel. Benjamin is a trouble maker through and through. Allow the Lord to stir you, challenge you and delight you as Benjamin proclaims His obnoxiously happy message!

JOHN CROWDER
(Sons of Thunder Ministries & Publications,

Author of “The New Mystics” and
The Ecstasy of Loving God”)





Benjamin Dunn is known for his child-like joy and frolicking, both in his revelatory teaching and his music. He and his wife Stephanie traverse the globe declaring the joys of the finished work of Christ, ministering in churches, conferences, leper colonies and garbage dumps. They travel over 300 days a year.

 

Benjamin is an absolute junkie for the Word of God. He has a library of over 100 English Bible Translations and he has poured these colorful translations into every page of this book. Their message is one of infinite grace and mystical union with Christ, bursting from the believers participation in Christ’s crucifixion, burial and resurrection.

 

Benjamin & his wife Stephanie live in Santa Cruz, CA, and along with some good friends have started a church community there that is thriving in grace and the message of the Cross.



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Discover the Unending Union With Christ

 

When you encounter the pure and true Gospel, you encounter something from another realm. It will hit you like a ton of bricks. Its goodness instantly disintegrates all of your tainted preconceived ideas about Christianity. It revolutionizes you and scandalizes everything that you ever heard, or maybe even believed, about Christ and His work on the Cross.

 

That is what this book is about:

that scandalizing message of Christ’s Cross.

 

It is about the shocking joy offered to us in the Gospel.

 

It is about discovering a perfect salvation procured through Christ’s perfect sacrifice.

 

In this book you will find what God truly requires of you and what He has provided for you.

 

You will without a doubt, discover an effortless union with a happy God, for this is what the Gospel boldly offers to all who will believe it.

 

Does this sound foreign?

When you think of the Gospel, do you see it in such light and joy?

If not, wouldn’t you like to?



CONTENTS

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Explanation of Bible Translations

Chapter 3 Re-Defining Our Words

Chapter 4 The Glad-Message of the Happy God

Chapter 5 New Creation Realities

Chapter 6 It’s A Scandal!

Chapter 7 Too Good to be True?

Chapter 8 The Language, Madness & Mysticism of St. Paul

Chapter 9 Effortless Christianity

Chapter 10 The Happy Christian

Chapter 11 Afterword / Epilogue



Endorsements

Benjamin Dunn has stumbled on the only force to be reckoned with in this universe: the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ and all of its implications. While religion offers dull, sedative, boring theories, Benjamin knows the real Gospel can be nothing less than a radical affectionate enjoyment of the Cross. And only a joyful public expression of the finished work of the Cross can even begin to capture and hold the hearts and minds of this next generation.

GEORGIAN & WINNIE BANOV
(Global Celebration)

Somewhere, somehow, Benjamin heard the whisper of the Spirit nudging him in a totally new direction, and with breathless awe and childlike wonder he “believed.” This believing is what will begin to unfold in these pages. Although it will never come to an end, it promises to leave you scandalized and breathless.

On a more practical side, my husband and I have been privileged to travel with Ben and Stephanie all over the world. I have seen him time after time pour out liquid love from the fullness of his heart to the forgotten ones—the ones that society no longer accepts. I have witnessed him serenade a poor toothless Gypsy woman until she smiled like a girl again. I have watched him touch the lepers of India getting them to sing, dance and even clap hands that are no longer there. I have seen him on his knees with guitar in hand in garbage dumps across the world singing private love songs to those who have nearly lost hope. I have seen him frolic in the streets of the slums with the tangible presence of the love of God. This happy Gospel that he carries is no joke! It has joyful arms and legs and a brilliant voice, and it looks like Benjamin Dunn.

This new book by Benjamin Dunn has completely caught me off guard, as it is one of the most well written, well-versed books I’ve read in a long time. Benjamin’s revelations of the new creation realities not only expose the true nature and hidden design of man, but also reveal the blissful heart of God for His most loved creation...us. In the pages of this book you will find God’s blueprint for us to live a happy, triumphant, overcoming life and the joy that comes in knowing the reality of Christ in us. I recommend this book to all who are looking for more and thirsting for the deep things of God.

I’ve personally known Benjamin and Stephanie for several years now and not only is Benjamin a talented musician, song writer and author, but he is a dear friend.

JEFF JANSEN
(Global Fire Ministries)

The Happy Gospel is a book that reveals to us the ways of a loving Father. Benjamin has done a great job in opening to us the full JOY of the gospel. This book will help you dive into the heavenly joy and happiness that is yours to experience now. Because of what Jesus did on the Cross, we can live with a happy heart and be joyful. Thank you Benjamin for this book that is so important and timely.

BENI JOHNSON
(Pastor of Bethel Church, Redding CA and author of “The Happy Intercessor”)

It’s been our joy and privilege to have Benjamin minister with us in our churches in the bush of Mozambique. He has an extraordinary gift of love which shows itself in the way he connects with people of many cultures. Ben is an amazing musician and he carries a contagious passion for Jesus.

HEIDI BAKER
(Heidi Baker, Ph.D
Founding Director, Iris Ministries, Inc.)

As Benjamin’s pastor for many years, I can tell you that Christ does indeed fully possess him in an intoxicating manor and the revelation in this book can only lead you to one conclusion: I too must be a drinker of this grace.

ERIC HANSEN
(Lead Pastor of IWorship Center, Springfield, IL.)

Benjamin is one of the happiest people I know. His life is a song of joy that sparkles with the uncreated light of Heaven. You are about to read some of the lyrics and some of the heartbeat behind Ben’s euphoria. Warning—This book is full of contagious joy and shocking perspectives on the GREAT SALVATION that has been lavished upon us through the Cross. If you want to be infected with Heaven’s love, then read on or rather, drink in these liquid, light, love words.

CHARLES & ANN STOCK
(Clear River Network, Lead Pastors of Life Center International, Harrisburg, PA.)

Enjoy a deep drink of the gospel as Benjamin Dunn unfolds the life-altering paradigms of grace in this work. The sweet simplicity of the Cross confounds preachers and prophets alike in today’s doldrum world of do-it-yourself Christianity. But Benjamin is bringing a radical revelation that is beyond timely—it is essential for today’s church.

For years, Benjamin and I have partnered closely in ministry both as friends and co-laborers, traveling the globe on a divine quest of holy fun. I have seen him in action. I can attest that the message you read here is one that thoroughly infuses and possesses him to the core. The caliber of his character, quality of his marriage, compassion for the poor and unspeakable joy are undeniable results of the theological foundation found in these chapters. It seems in every generation, the Lord appoints a few troublers of Israel to challenge the status quo and awaken His people to the authentic gospel. Benjamin is a trouble maker through and through. Allow the Lord to stir you, challenge you and delight you as Benjamin proclaims His obnoxiously happy message!

JOHN CROWDER
(Sons of Thunder Ministries & Publications,

Author of “The New Mystics” and
The Ecstasy of Loving God”)





Benjamin Dunn is known for his child-like joy and frolicking, both in his revelatory teaching and his music. He and his wife Stephanie traverse the globe declaring the joys of the finished work of Christ, ministering in churches, conferences, leper colonies and garbage dumps. They travel over 300 days a year.

 

Benjamin is an absolute junkie for the Word of God. He has a library of over 100 English Bible Translations and he has poured these colorful translations into every page of this book. Their message is one of infinite grace and mystical union with Christ, bursting from the believers participation in Christ’s crucifixion, burial and resurrection.

 

Benjamin & his wife Stephanie live in Santa Cruz, CA, and along with some good friends have started a church community there that is thriving in grace and the message of the Cross.




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Discover the Unending Union With Christ



When you encounter the pure and true Gospel, you encounter something from another realm. It will hit you like a ton of bricks. Its goodness instantly disintegrates all of your tainted preconceived ideas about Christianity. It revolutionizes you and scandalizes everything that you ever heard, or maybe even believed, about Christ and His work on the Cross.



That is what this book is about:

that scandalizing message of Christ's Cross.



It is about the shocking joy offered to us in the Gospel.



It is about discovering a perfect salvation procured through Christ's perfect sacrifice.



In this book you will find what God truly requires of you and what He has provided for you.



You will without a doubt, discover an effortless union with a happy God, for this is what the Gospel boldly offers to all who will believe it.



Does this sound foreign?

When you think of the Gospel, do you see it in such light and joy?

If not, wouldn't you like to?


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Meet the Author

Benjamin Dunn

Benjamin Dunn is known for his child-like joy and frolicking, both in his revelatory teaching and his music. He and his wife Stephanie traverse the globe declaring the joys of the finished work of Christ, ministering in churches, conferences, leper colonies and garbage dumps. They travel over 300 days a year.   Benjamin is an absolute junkie for the Word of God. He has a library of over 100 English Bible Translations and he has poured these colorful translations into every page of this book. Their message is one of infinite grace and mystical union with Christ, bursting from the believers participation in Christrsquo;s crucifixion, burial and resurrection.   Benjamin & his wife Stephanie live in Santa Cruz, CA, and along with some good friends have started a church community there that is thriving in grace and the message of the Cross.

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  • Catalogue Code 331249
  • Product Code 9780768490190
  • ISBN 0768490197
  • EAN 9780768490190
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Destiny Image
  • Publication Date Mar 2011
  • Sales Rank #54166
  • DRM Free
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  • Dimensions 203 x 152 x 12 mm

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