Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Review: The Original Jesus: Trading the Myths We Create for the Savior Who Is by Daniel Darling



Review: The Original Jesus: Trading the Myths We Create for the Savior Who Is
Daniel Darling
Baker Books
2015

This book is one the target audience will probably never read.  The cover is less than attractive for starters.  The back page clearly identifies Darling with several conservative organizations that carry enough assumed baggage to deter many readers.  For those that persevere the contents will not disappoint their expectations.

bookThose that most need to rethink who Jesus is generally respond to a different style of writing and presentation in my opinion.  The author may like lattes, but that’s about as far he’ll get with many people.  But, I thought maybe I had misread him, so I tried his blog.  The same “I need to correct your theology” tone oozed from that as well.  

I don’t write many reviews this negative, but this one I just couldn’t avoid.  What the author has to say is important, but he doesn’t seem to know his audience or prefers preaching to the choir in my opinion.  

I would ask that you read this book and form your own opinion just to give this author a fair shake.

I received this book from the publisher in return for a review.

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