A challenging perspective and one well documented by an historical scholar, Jim Stacey. However, this is not a volume for those whose personal security is directly tied to religious beliefs that others have pre- determined. You may be astonished to learn that Jesus never talked about dying for peoples’ sins, nor did he ever teach or suggest beliefs for others to adopt; instead he taught principles that are guides without judgment. The beliefs, judgments, sinfulness ideas all came many years after Jesus’ death, and solely for the purpose of control others. Boldly discover Jesus’ real contributions to our lives; they are not what we have been taught.Chuck Gerlach
First I want to tell you that I believe that Liberating Jesus From Christianity is a sacred work. I have been reading it aloud to my husband. We are finding such a positive and aligned inner place with your writing and research. So much inner conflict is dissolving page by page. Thanks you so very much for your courage and spirit. I see Yeshua’ smiling. The truth will always emerge no matter how long it takes.
Bless you dear sir, for blessing us with your amazing masterpiece. I am honored to be in possession of it.
I want to thank you for being brave and telling the truth in Liberating Jesus From Christianity! My father was a United Methodist pastor back in the 1940’s. He somehow turned out to be this most amazing, progressive and enlightened man who said long ago that Jesus and Christianity do not fit together.
He was always getting in trouble for saying what Jesus taught cannot be easily found in the church today. Thank you for referring to the Aramaic translations which of course tell a radically different story, and for writing about love and kindness and forgiveness instead of judgments and shame.
Liberating Jesus From Christianity by Jim Stacey is a must-read for anyone who has felt wounded or betrayed by evangelical Christianity. His uncanny grasp of Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus, profoundly transforms the four gospels, resulting in a both a revelation and a revolution. The revelation occurs when we are able to penetrate theological obfuscations and capture the freshness and vitality of the original words of Jesus. In revealing the Aramaic Jesus, Jim has taken us not only to the crux of Jesus’ message, but the core of our own being which the Aramaic Jesus revered. Once you experience this book, you will never again be content with the theological Jesus because you will have discovered Jesus the man and spiritual teacher, and perhaps, another dimension of your own soul.Dr. Charles Wilson
Liberating Jesus From Christianity is the name of Jim Stacey’s new book and I already intrinsically knew for many years now that a book like this was needed. I just finished reading the preface of his book and I have to tell you, I’m hooked, this book is going to be a real page turner! If you haven’t read it, go out and get yourself a copy NOW! This will “set the captives free” and “heal the broken-hearted”.Sheldon Winters
Dealing with our shadow masculine in this culture seems to be more relevant than dealing with the shadow feminine, though dealing with both are important, for sure. Liberating Jesus From Christianity re-educated me about the history of the Bible and how it came to be over the centuries, especially the death of the Goddess and the rise of patriarchy. This message, powerful and transforming as it is, from a counselor’s point of view. I was just using my husband as an example in how we grow from information rather than forced words. What is important to ME is how I use this information for my own healing and how I can be a mirror for others, by just loving them.Bev Swanson
Liberating Jesus From Christianity is the name of Jim Stacey’s book and I already intrinsically knew that for many years now. But I just finished reading the preface of his book and I have to tell you, I’m hooked, this book is going to be a real page turner! If you haven’t read it, go out and get yourself a copy NOW! This will “set the captives free” and “heal the broken-hearted”.Machelle Carter
This is my point exactly. I think this is what Jim Stacey, in his book, Liberating Jesus From Christianity, points to in many of his writings…if we were to peel back the layers of abuse, the false testimonies in our lives, the lies we have been told and chosen to believe, who would we be? And this is the mission I have set out upon in my own life, to reveal to myself who I WILL be once I decide to stop believing the many, many lies I have chosen to believe throughout my life. I am on my way back to my original self, maybe just a tad more appreciative of what I had before I arrived here, with an ounce or two of wisdom for the experience I have gained. ♥Machelle
Hi Jim….I just need to tell you that I am 1/2 way through your book, Liberating Jesus From Christianity. Jim, I couldn’t agree more with you in everything that you have stated. I grew up a Southern Baptist but started questioning it when I was about 15. You have done a marvelous job of describing the real history of the ‘Christian’ church. I have never been able to understand why, if people actually read the words of Jesus, people don’t get it and start questioning what the churches are professing. “In the box thinking”. Blessings,Cynthia Rantala