By Dave Andrews

we're stuck up within the cycle of so-called "holy wars." In The Jihad of Jesus, Dave Andrews argues that whereas this inter-communal clash is endemic, it isn't inevitable. reckoning on our knowing, our religions could be both a resource of escalating clash or a source for overcoming inter-communal clash; and for our religions to be a source for overcoming clash, we have to comprehend the center of all real faith as open-hearted compassionate spirituality. within the mild of an open-hearted compassionate spirituality, we will be able to reclaim the observe "jihad" from extremists who've (mis)appropriated it as a choice to "holy war," and reframe it, in really Qur'anic phrases, as a "sacred nonviolent fight for justice"; and we will be able to reassess Jesus, as he's within the Gospels, now not as a poster boy for Christians battling crusades opposed to Muslims, yet as "a strong-but-gentle Messianic determine" who can convey Christians and Muslims jointly. As this e-book indicates, many Christians and Muslims have chanced on Isa (Jesus) and the Bismillah (celebrating the mercy, grace, and compassion of God) as universal flooring upon which they could stand and paintings for the typical sturdy. The Jihad of Jesus is a guide for reconciliation and motion: a homemade advisor for all Christians and Muslims who are looking to stream past the "clash of civilizations," sign up for the jihad of Jesus, and fight for justice and peace nonviolently part via part.

"Dave Andrews [is] one of many major prophetic voices of our time."
--Mike Riddell, Pastor, Activist, Author

"Things I [have been] pondering, yet have been afraid to assert out loud, Dave [has been] announcing boldly. . . . He speaks to my soul in a fashion that no-one else does."
--Brian McLaren, Pastor, Activist, and Author

"Dave's reflections show that Muslims and Christians have a lot to educate to and study from one another . . . ."
--Halim Rane, Griffith Islamic reports study Unit, Brisbane, Australia

"There isn't any doubt in my center that the way in which of establishing bridges of realizing is thru respectful discussion. . . . Dave's technique would certainly aid us catch up with to this noble end."
--Mohamad Abdalla, Griffith Islamic study Unit, Brisbane, Australia

"I motivate all who're looking to stick to Jesus past the limits of institutional 'Christianity' to learn and talk about this crucial book."
--Wes Howard-Brook, Seattle University

'Dave Andrews (is) one of many major prophetic voices of our time.'
Mike Riddell - favorite Christian Pastor, Activist and writer of Godzone and Sacred trip - non secular knowledge for instances of Transition.

'Things I (have been) pondering, yet have been afraid to claim out loud, Dave (has been) announcing boldly. principles I (have been) tentatively contemplating, he has already been dwelling for years. i have noticeable the gorgeous issues he has been doing in a very hard local. you will see in Dave's writings that he's hugely a professional, not just from a tutorial perspective, but additionally from a grass-roots, experiential point. His writing on those topics grows from what he has performed at the floor. He speaks to my soul in a fashion that no-one else does.'
Brian McLaren - favorite Christian Pastor, Activist and writer of Why did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed move the Road?

Dave Andrews has lived and labored in intentional groups with marginalized teams of individuals in Australia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India for 40 years. he's a founding father of the Waiters Union; an educator for TEAR Australia; a coach for Praxis group Co-operative; a instructor at Christian history collage; an elder emeritus for Servants to Asia's city terrible; and a member of AMARAH (Australian Muslim Advocates for the Rights of All Humanity). www.daveandrews.com.au

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