Tuesday, May 9, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Mt. Tabor Book Group hosts conversation with author, Morgan Guyton, discussing his new book, How Jesus Saves the World from Us: 12 Antidotes to Toxic Christianity.
Guyton will be here to talk about his book, sign copies and generally interact about the challenges for the next generation of Christianity.
“Powerful. Provocative. And true. . . .With passion and wit, Guyton turns Jesus message back around to a radical way of justice for the world. If you’ve been tempted to dump Christianity, give this book the chance to convert you to the possibility of a deeper life in and with God.”
—Diana Butler Bass, author Grounded: Finding God in the World — A Spiritual Revolution.
“Morgan Guyton’s new book is intelligent, passionate, insightful, challenging, and a compelling read. It will jolt you out of comfortable but confining Christian ruts and help you be healed from twelve common and dangerous religious toxins. It’s strong and needed medicine!”
—Brian D. McLaren, author/speaker/activist
Christianity has always been about being saved. But today what Christians need saving from most is the toxic understanding of salvation we’ve received through bad theology. The loudest voices in Christianity today sound exactly like the religious authorities who crucified Jesus.
This is a book for Christians who are troubled by what we’ve become and who want Jesus to save us from the toxic behaviors and attitudes we’ve embraced. Each of the 12 chapters proposes an antidote for the toxicity that has infiltrated Christian culture, such as “Worship not Performance, “Temple not Program,” and “Solidarity not Sanctimony.” Each chapter includes thought-provoking discussion questions, perfect for individual or group study.
There are many reasons to lose hope about the state of our world and our church, but Guyton offers one piece of good news: Jesus is saving the world from us, one Christian at a time.
Morgan Guyton is Director, NOLA Wesley United Methodist Campus Center. He is also a United Methodist pastor, blogger, and author of dozens of articles featured in Red Letter Christians, Huffington Post Religion, Think Christian, Ministry Matters, United Methodist Reporter, and Rethink Church.