A resurgence of the Social Gospel is energizing many evangelicals, but what does the Bible say about the role of humanitarian works in the Christian life? As new covenant believers, Christians are called to a specific central task: to be ministers of God's message of salvation for sinners. At the same time, the New Testament justifies nearly every concern of the revitalized Social Gospel. Care for the poor and needy, reconciliation of social and racial divisions, and nurture for the sick and abused -- all can be biblical and Christ-honoring activities.
Adam Shields says:
I started Humanitarian Jesus immediately after Jesus Manifesto. In most ways, Humanitarian Jesus was exactly what Jesus Manifesto should have been. The first section of the book focused on Christ and why Christianity without a focus on Christ ceases to be Christianity. But unlike Jesus Manifesto, Humanitarian Jesus keeps the focus on practical theology. One good example of the good theolog... Read more
Josh Morgan says:
This first appeared on my blog, Jacob's Café. I received two complimentary audiobooks from christianaudio at the same time: Jesus Manifesto (reviewed yesterday) and Humanitarian Jesus by Christian Buckley and Ryan Dobson. I was expecting to like the former more than the latter, but that's exactly the opposite of what happened. Humanitarian Jesus was much more engaging and legitimately strug... Read more
Matt Harmless says:
Humanitarian Jesus is a book written by Christian Buckley and Ryan Dobson. I heard about this book through several different websites. It sounded interesting, even though I wasn't exactly sure what it was about. When I saw this offered on the Christian Audio website, I knew that I had to snatch it up. Now that I have finished listening to this book, I have been referencing it all of the time. ... Read more