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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (323 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carl Medearis Narrator: Jim Sanders Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781608148615
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Quit defending Christianity. Author Carl Medearis is not interested in keeping Christianity alive. Not one bit. Carl believes it has grown into something that is rarely attractive, frequently divisive, and all too often embarrassing. He believes you may feel this way too. In his new audiobook, Speaking of Jesus, Carl gives us a wink and a grin and the permission to stop feeding this thing called Christianity. His offer is that doing so allows us the freedom to relax and feast on Jesus. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “You may not agree with everything in this book. I don’t. But you will be moved by it as I was…Carl’s way of speaking of Jesus is immensely attractive.” Miroslav Volf, founding director of Yale Center for Faith and Culture and author of Allah: A Christian Response
  • “Speaking of Jesus is a beautifully framed rethink on what it means to champion Jesus.” Hugh Halter, author of The Tangible Kingdom and Sacrilege
  • “This book will not make you comfortable. It will challenge you, test your core beliefs, and cause you to reconsider how you have presented the good news of Jesus.”

    Brady Boyd, pastor of New Life Church and author of Fear No Evil

  • “Provocative, engagin, and practical, Speaking of Jesus is a clear and compelling call to rethink the traditional approach to pointing people to Christ. Carl Medearis outlines a refreshing evangelism paradigm shift relevant for today’s culture.

    Garry Poole, evangelism consultant and author of Seeker Small Groups

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawna | 2/13/2014

    " This will rock a lot of Christians out of their comfort zone. Good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 1/31/2014

    " One of the most powerful books in my life in recent years, really affected how I live, and how I speak of Jesus. Cannot recommend highly enough. But be prepared. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 1/9/2014

    " For anyone who gets shy or unsure when speaking about their faith, this should be a must read. It talks about how to set aside the baggage that gets in the way of the good news - Jesus. By focusing on Jesus, the rest of God's Word can come through more clearly and with more impact. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Apple | 1/4/2014

    " Wow. What a concept: that we should step out of the box of our theology, traditions, and learned religious behavior and lists of right and wrong to simply try to follow one man. To love everyone as they were, as he did. Funny... that's exactly what Jesus did about the religious establishment and society of his time. Such a simple idea that flies over the heads of many believers, yet so sad. Well played, Medearis. Well done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hoffmanuscwm | 1/4/2014

    " Way to refine what its really about - Jesus. Helps tease apart Christ from the religion that his followers created. Tells stories of how Carol just shares Jesus and it breaks down walls, people are interested, they want to know more ... sound like your conversations with sharing faith? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Tabor | 1/3/2014

    " One of my top 5! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan Moore | 1/3/2014

    " Carl Medearis is the type of Christian I really admire and respect. He does a great job in this book of laying out all the reasons why a typical "cultural recruitment" Evangelical approach to sharing one's faith is simply not effective and suggests a much more meaningful and relational alternative. I really enjoyed this book. The writing style is simple and conversational but the ideas are profound and desperately need to be discussed in the church today. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nathan Shaver | 1/2/2014

    " Weak. Just because evangelism has been done poorly doesn't negate the command to bear witness to the life (which Medearis emphasizes) death, burial, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Like many before him, Carl is reacting to historical Christianity and trying to reinvent or restore. Brian McClaren could probably tell how we'll that's working. Btw, where is that emergent guy? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 12/26/2013

    " Wonderful book! While Christianity and the Church are wrought with "issues" - Jesus remains the key. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Rouse | 12/17/2013

    " Loved this book. So much so that I've decided to stop being a Christian. I'm just going to follow Jesus. I think it will be much easier. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 12/7/2013

    " Absolutely wonderful! I think all followers of Jesus need to read this -- in fact, all Christians need to read it. Can't wait to share with my family! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne | 10/22/2013

    " Good book to challenage your religious thinking "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 7/4/2013

    " Practical and helpful for evangelism techniques. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 6/29/2013

    " Some may say it is an oversimplification. It might be. But it is actually a paradigm shift. It is Jesus centered and Jesus is the point. We can argue with him if we want or see what he has learned from his experience. I would rather learn. Let yourself be challenged by the beautiful simplicity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles Fields | 5/30/2013

    " Like most books I read, I can't agree with everything. Very thought provoking and worth a read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelsey | 11/29/2012

    " Carl Medearis is amazing as ever! If you are a Christian, this is a must read. If you aren't a Christian, I hope you read this and can have faith that there are Christians out there doing the right thing and following Jesus. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mellie B | 10/1/2012

    " Great book, and excellent reminder: it's my relationship with Jesus, not my religious affiliation, that I need to share! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 9/23/2012

    " Very thought provoking. This book will challenge your notion of the concept of Christianity versus simply following Jesus Christ. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brendyn | 9/2/2012

    " I enjoyed reading it and being reminded that it's all about Jesus and that's what people need to hear. I found some of it weird and at time "what the heck did I just read" reaction. Other then that I did enjoy reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 7/4/2012

    " Loved this book for several reasons. Revolutionary to my way of thinking. I don't like cliches - but it did "answer questions I didn't know I had." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Donahoe | 12/18/2011

    " Very enjoyable book, easy read. Looks past religion, Christianity and the typical way of trying to prove our views with others. In this book Carl shows us that pointing people to Jesus is the best way to share the good news of God's love for all people. "

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About the Author

Carl Medearis is an international expert in the field of Arab-American and Muslim-Christian relations. He acts as a catalyst for a number of current movements in the Middle East to promote peace-making and to promote cultural, political and religious dialog leading toward reconciliation. He is the author of the acclaimed book on these issues Muslims, Christians and Jesus.