A couple of years ago I came across a book in my local public library that literally changed the way I think about forgiveness and the mercy of God called, “Unconditional?: The Call of Jesus To Radical Forgiveness”.The author of this book was a man named Brian Zahnd. I’ve since read and re-read every book that he has written. I guess you could say that in man ways I became a disciple of Zahnd. One of the greatest honors I’ve ever had was to share an advance copy of my book, “Out of the Depths” with Brian Zahnd in order to get his thoughts on it. What I received back from him was an incredibly gracious endorsement of the book that I am so happy to share with you. I wanted to share it here with you.
There are only 6 days left to give at Kickstarter.com to help get this book published. If we can raise $290 more we will be able to print the book in hardcover. I hope you will consider pre-ordering Out of the Depths on Kickstarter.com and in turn be a part of publishing this new project.
Brian Zahnd is a full-time pastor, an erstwhile author, and a would-be mountaineer. He is the lead pastor of Word of Life Church in Saint Joseph, Missouri. He is also the author of several books, most recently “Beauty Will Save the World”, “Unconditional”, and “What To Do On The Worst Day Of Your Life”. We discuss his book Unconditional at length as well has Brian’s love for mountain climbing and Bob Dylan music. Below is a description of his book: Unconditional?
Unconditional?: The Call of Jesus to Radical Forgiveness
By Brian Zahnd, Foreward By Miroslav Volf
In a world where the ugliness of rage and retaliation are driving the story line, Unconditional? offers the beauty, reconciliation, and total restoration of forgiveness the way Jesus taught us to live it.
More than just another biblical exposition, this book begins with the horror of the Holocaust as it explores what forgiveness means — and how far it should go — in the real world of murder, rape, child abuse, genocide, and other atrocities.
With unusual honesty, compassion, and depth, Zahnd incorporates some of the most compelling and difficult thoughts on the subject from history’s writers, philosophers, and theologians — always returning to the example Jesus gave us with his life and his death.
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