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Jesus: Failed Zealot or Successful Savior?

by Bob Waldrep

"As with everything else in the gospels, the story of Jesus's arrest, trial, and execution was written for one reason and one reason only; to prove that he was the promised messiah. Factual accuracy was irrelevant. What mattered was Christology, not history". (Zealot, p. 154)

 Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth written by Reza Aslan was published by Random House on July 16, 2013. In a prepublication review, Publishers Weekly concluded, "...this superb work is highly recommended". Even with such a glowing industry endorsement, the initial release was done without a great deal of fanfare and the book would have most likely soon faded without cracking the bestseller list. However, an event that occurred on July 26, just ten days after its publication, would hurtle the book into the center of a controversy that quickly put it on the top of the bestseller lists.

 Within three weeks of the event it climbed from number 30 to number 5 on USA Today's bestseller list. It reached the top of the "Hardcover Nonfiction" category on the New York Times' Bestseller List and remained in the top 25 through the week of November 17, 2013. It made it to number one on Amazon's US bestseller list. Due to the increased attention to the book, Random House reported that within two days of the July 26 event, sales of the book had increased 35%; prompting an additional printing of 50,000 books to meet this growing demand.

What event had brought so much attention to the book? It was a ten minute interview given by the author during the book's publicity launch. Aslan was making the cable television circuit pitching his book on any show that would book him; however, despite these numerous appearances, the book was not generating a tremendous amount of attention. That all changed on July 26 after the author was interviewed by

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Spiritual BuffetSPIRITUAL BUFFET by Bob Waldrep and Ron Carter

This book is a compilation of articles published in the Alabama Baptist Newspaper that were written by Crosswinds' staff members, Bob Waldrep and Ron Carter. Topics include: Atheism and Agnostics, Universalists and Unitarians, Occultism, Wicca (Witchcraft), New Age, Word-Faith Movement, Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses...and more. $10 (includes S&H)

 

 

Theology Made SimpleCHRISTIAN THEOLOGY MADE SIMPLE by Dr. Sterling Edwards

In this book, Crosswinds' Vice President, Sterling Edwards, provides simple answers to tough question about the Bible and Christian theology. Brief and to the point, the author draws upon his experience as a pastor to explain the subjects he tackles in a humorous and simplistic style. Topics include: Scripture, Creation, Sin, the Atonement, Faith, Prayer, and much more. $15 (includes S&H)

 

 

Pet SeminaryPET SEMINARY by Jeff Sutherland

Though it includes touching and often humorous stories of the author and his pets, this book really isn't about dogs or their owners. It is about you and your relationship with God. Crosswinds contributor, Jeff Sutherland effectively illustrates how God wants to teach you, mold you, train you. And, in doing so, He will use your children, your pets, your family, your friends, your problems, your sin, your sickness, your situations every day to learn and grow. All you have to do is listen. $20 (includes S&H) 

Complete EvangelismTHE COMPLETE EVANGELISM GUIDEBOOK - Scott Dawson, Editor

A very thorough and practical collection of essays addressing all aspects and nuances of the evangelism issue, from fine-tuning your testimony to what to do when you don't have the answers, Over 50 evangelists, including Crosswinds' President, Bob Waldrep, share their expertise regarding the transmission of the faith, and in so doing they attempt to alleviate the fear that we feel before learning effective witnessing methods. From atheists to non-believing church-members, from the homeless to members of the entertainment industries, from strangers to our own children, almost everyone is covered by this anthology, making it simple for you to break down the invisible barriers between the unsaved and the Savior. $20 (includes S&H) 


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