EXCERPT from Jesus Hates Religion
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: B&H (May 1, 2014)
Alex Himaya (Tulsa, OK)
Founding/Senior Pastor, theCHURCH.at
Author, ‘Jesus Hates Religion: Finding Grace in a
WHY YOU’RE BOOKING HIM
- Founding /Senior Pastor of one of the fastest-growing churches in America, theCHURCH.at in Tulsa, OK.
- Doctorate in Church Growth and Evangelism from Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary
- Speaks 200+ times per year across the country
- Fantastic communicator. Smart, personable, conversational, experienced with media
- Highly-relevant topic
- New book releases in May 2014
- Christian faith, theology
- Church growth
- Differentiating between genuine faith and ‘religion’, works-driven culture
- The ways man-made religion, legalism, works-based systems/beliefs drive people away from Jesus and cripple the church
- Pain, recovery, rediscovery, grace in the aftermath of hurt inflicted by the church, ‘religious’ people
- The intersection of ‘religion’ and culture … how/why the world continues to get it wrong and what Christians can do about it
- Church leadership
- Youth ministry
WHAT’S THE NEW BOOK, ‘Jesus Hates Religion‘ ABOUT?
Alex Himaya writes for those who have been hurt by religious people– who have been betrayed by religion– because he too has been wounded. No longer content with pretending those things don’t happen, pastor Himaya retreats with readers back to the Scriptures to see what Jesus thinks about man-made religion.
Himaya, a popular speaker and Bible teacher, draws upon years of pastoral experience, providing insight into the ways religion cripples the church. While it may seem reasonable to earn one’s way to God through a works-based system, a religion of rules, Himaya warns readers of the danger of putting their faith in good deeds.
Senior Pastor of LifeChurch.tv and bestselling author Craig Groeschel says: “Jesus Hates Religion focuses on the sole importance of a relationship with Christ—void of legalism, guilt, and feelings of inferiority. The man-made path of religion has no place in the heart of the Christ-follower, and Alex Himaya brings this concept to life.”