Jesus Without Religion
What Did He Say? What Did He Do? What’s the Point?
In Jesus Without Religion, author Rick James begins by clearing his throat. Free of creeds, quarrels and specialized theologies, he speaks of Jesus. No dogma, no politics, no moral at the end. Jesus. What he said. What he did. And what, exactly, was the point. The answers about Jesus, according to Rick James, are in the context. In his own unconventional way, James recalls the specific contexts that color Jesus’ story, bringing forward this man you’ve heard so much—and so little—about.
An unbreakable habit of purity in a pornographic world
Sexual immorality and pornography have become the defining issues and obstacles to spiritual growth and ministry. Written in a straightforward, gracious, and often humorous style, James does not stir up guilt but helps readers develop an unbreakable habit of purity amidst a pornographic world.
Flesh is divided into three sections. First, there is small group Bible study material because a large part of victory lies in establishing encouraging relationships of accountability. A content section follows with articles covering most every issue connected to sex, lust, sexuality, and pornography. Last, there is a month of daily devotionals to saturate the reader in the Scripture, develop new habits of the heart and establish a track record of purity.
A Million Ways To Die
The Only Way to Live
As Christians we talk often about resurrection, but what about our death and the many daily “deaths” that must come first? Through stories and biblical insights, Rick James reminds us that when Jesus tells us to deny ourselves, take up our crosses, and follow Him, He is describing a path of death, not a path to death.
As we learn to embrace the little deaths of everyday existence, we lose our taste for lifeless religiosity. Our appetite for a thriving, vibrant life in Christ grows—and our own experience motivates others to live out their extraordinary missions on earth. As James so vividly illustrates, death is not an ending—it’s an invitation to more abundant life.