Reunion: The Good News of Jesus for Seekers,Saints, and Sinners by Bruxy Cavey, BruxyReunion: The Good News of Jesus for Seekers,Saints, and Sinners by Bruxy Cavey, Bruxy

Reunion: The Good News of Jesus for Seekers,Saints, and Sinners

byBruxy Cavey, Bruxy

Paperback | May 1, 2017

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Title:Reunion: The Good News of Jesus for Seekers,Saints, and SinnersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 0.01 × 0.01 × 0.01 inPublished:May 1, 2017Publisher:Menno MediaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1513802771

ISBN - 13:9781513802770

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Profound yet pacifist Although Bruxy Cavey’s second book was not nearly as good as his first, (re)union induced three raw reactions in me: 1. (re)union inspired in me moments of (re)freshment as I pondered Bruxy’s profundities surrounding to the Incarnation. 2. Equally reactive, however, Bruxy’s overly and overtly pacifist interpretations of the Gospel in (re)union educed moments of raw (re)sistence in me. 3. (re)union instigated déjà vu moments of (re)petition from his earlier book – and I would posit, better book, The End Of Religion. READERS BEWARE: If you are looking for a book to pacify traditional, religious thoughts and positions, thereby not provoking reactions in you, keep looking. Book has been provided courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications and Herald Press in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Gospel like you've never read it before Because I am a book fiend, and because I have a source that hooks me up with books already, I was overjoyed to discover that I had the chance to receive an Advance Reader Copy of Bruxy Cavey’s latest book, (re)union — The good news of Jesus for seekers, saints, and sinners. I’ve read Bruxy’s other book, The End of Religion, and I loved it, but this takes everything to a whole new level. I go to the church that Bruxy is the teaching pastor at, The Meeting House, so I can assure you that this book reads very authentically like he’s just speaking to you. He’s so passionate about spreading the Gospel, and about making sure it’s clearly understood, and that certainly comes across in this book. Bruxy succeeds at epic levels in making the Gospel clear. I’ve grown up in the church. I’ve grown up in this denomination. But it’s never been laid out more clearly to me than in this book, and it’ll be one I read again (which doesn’t happen often). What I love most about this book, apart from it being so abundantly clear, is how warm and inviting the call to follow Jesus is from start to finish. But even while laying out theology, at times fairly heavy theology, Bruxy makes it feel like he’s having a casual conversation that is very easy to understand. It’s light, it’s funny — It felt like having coffee with Bruxy. I’ve never done that, so I can’t 100% compare it, but it was a very easy read despite how much it made me think. My walk with Jesus, even though it’s been a 28ish year walk already, has deepened after reading this book. I found an almost eerie personal connection while I was reading. There’s a part in the book that talks about Jesus understanding whatever we’ll go through on this earth, because He came to earth to be human, to be one of us, even though he was also God. There’s empathy there that I don’t see being possible to claim in any other worldview or religion. As I was reading, you know how sometimes your eyes dart across to the next page and you’re disappointed because your eyes have skipped chunks? Well, this book came into my life at a time when I desperately needed it. If you know me, you get it. If you don’t, well, you’ll have to trust me, cuz that’s a post for another time. But I digress. When Bruxy’s explaining that Jesus empathizes with us, He gets us, and He knows what we’re going through, because He’s experienced it here on earth, he starts to illustrate his point with a story about a woman named Laura. He says as he’s explaining the story, “You know, Laura, I get you.” Now, I know that Bruxy was writing, and that he was writing about a different woman named Laura, but I wept. That Jesus gets me was one of those theological things that I knew, but I didn’t know it. It hadn’t sunk in past head knowledge and made it to heart knowledge. (I regret that the English language doesn’t have two different words for knowing, like French does — I wrote a post on that earlier, check it out here — When English Fails ( … or why I got baptized twice)). In short, I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Whether you’re seeking and wonder if Jesus might be the answer, whether you think He’s the answer but you’re not sure you’re good enough, or whether you’ve been walking the road with Jesus for years… or any scenario in between — this book will find you where you’re at and show you the Good News of Jesus in a way that is both concise and informative, and easy to understand, but also innately relational and personal, even though it was written for an audience of many. Book has been provided courtesy of Menno Media and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thought-provoking I am totally intrigued by this book. Bruxy Cavey makes a case for following Jesus in what some might think is a radical way. He really has me thinking and assessing how I have been walking this faith journey. I love being challenged and this book definitely does that. Am I a religious person? Or person of faith? Have to admit I've spent most of my life thinking they were one in the same but after reading (Re)union I'm beginning to see they are not. Cavey has an easy-going writing style -- even humorous at times -- and reading this book felt like he was right there with me and we were having a one-on-one discussion. I even answered out loud a time or two! We're talking relationships -- with God, with each other, with the greater community and how Jesus is the key to making sense of it all. A tranaforming message that encourages readers to actively participate in their faith by simply following Jesus. Advanced Reader Copy provided by Herald Press and Graf-Martin Communications
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from (Re)Union First off, I love the versatility of this book and if my thoughts are somewhat disjointed I apologize sometimes information takes more time to come out fluently than time allows :) (Re)Union at it's heart has a simple message, easily condensed into 30 words or less and yet has the ability to touch hearts and shift the worlds of its readers be they "seekers, saints, and sinners."This is because Cavey presents not just a book about the church, or evangelism, or religion instead he presents a book about Jesus and how everything about faith points back to God in all his wholeness not just aspects and facets. I was struck by the versatility with which Cavey opens up his message. Filled with easily relatable cultural references alongside solid Biblical and theological understanding, Cavey doesn't insult his readers intelligence but simply introduces them to Jesus in ever increasing measures (for example the one, three, and thirty words sections exploring the good news). This result in a book that is truly reader friendly in layout and material (although application and reception may be harder), and is easily accessible to anyone willing to take a look, which,in my option, is how the gospel should be given. For some more conservative or traditional evangelicals, the message of( Re)Union may come across as shocking. Though acknowledging many traditional ways of presenting the gospel (Romans Road, 4 laws) he also acknowledges the sense of incompleteness the bring to the gospel and the need to broaden the picture. For some, it may be difficult to adjust to this new presentation of a Jesus-centered gospel rather than an Easter-centered one. For those who are patient enough to get through any reservations they will find Cavey presents a well-thought out and obviously well researched message of hope and maybe even healing. Bruxy Cavey is a talented writer who presents engaging stories, a sincere heart for people and faith, and a solid gospel message that it accessible to all. I cannot wait to see how the study version unfolds during it's release next year. 5 out of 5 stars "An Advanced Reader Copy was provided courtesy of Menno Media and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc."
Date published: 2017-05-05