Author(s): Jay Bakker
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If anyone ever had a reason to leave the faith, Jay Bakker did. When he was only 11 years old, his parents' PTL ministry was caught in a high-profile accounting fraud scandal, and his family was devastated by his father's affair and his parents' subsequent divorce.A disillusioned Bakker turned to drugs and alcohol and left his childhood beliefs behind. But along the way, an interesting thing happened: Bakker came to understand, through all his pain, what God's grace was really all about.In this book Bakker will explore the true nature of grace and what it means in everyday life. With disarming humility, poignant observations,and spot-on theology, Bakker both challenges Christians to reassess their understanding of salvation and entices non-Christians to give Jesus a chance.
'Jay is right: a revolution is taking place. And it's a revolution of grace, affecting our view of God, our view of ourselves, and our view of neighbour, stranger, enemy, and outcast. As I read this honest and challenging book, I kept thinking, "Sign me up for the revolution!"' -- Brian D. McLaren, speaker, activist and author 'A real eye-opener for Christians, non-Christians and - perhaps especially - Christians who would sometimes rather not call themselves that.' -- Daniel Radosh, author of Rapture Ready! Adventure in the Parallel Universe of Christian Pop Culture 'Jay Bakker is the Brennan Manning for the upcoming generations.' -- Spencer Burke, founder of TheOOZE.com and author of A Heretic's Guide to Eternity
Jay Bakker is co-pastor of Revolution Church NYC, a church that meets in a bar and has a strong online following. Bakker speaks to congregations and other groups all over the country about faith, grace, and his experiences with the underside of life and Christianity. He is the feature of a Sundance Channel original documentary, 'One Punk Under God', and he has appeared on 'Good Morning America', '20/20', and 'Larry King Live'. His print appearances include Rolling Stone magazine, the New York Times, Time, FHM, Charisma, and Relevant. Bakker previously authored Son of a Preacher Man. His new book, Faith, Doubt, and Other Lines I've Crossed, will be released by Jericho Books in February 2013.