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book study: the fifth way

Come join us Wednesday nights @ 6:00PM to read through and discuss selected chapters of the book The Fifth Way: A Western Journey to the Hebrew Heart of Jesus by David Brisbin.

By the group’s choice, we just completed a study of Western Songlines, Pastor Dave’s companion book to The Fifth Way, an application of Jesus’ message understood from a first century point of view to twelve big issues that we face every day in modern life. Now the group has opted to dig into selected chapters of The Fifth Way to deepen our understanding of the Hebrew roots of Jesus’ teaching and the interior journey a modern Westerner must take in order to understand such an ancient, Hebrew message.

From the back cover:

When Jesus of Nazareth presented his view of God and life, he did so in a deeply ancient and Eastern way, a way completely unlike the four ways we normally approach life-a Fifth Way. Deep inside our Western worldviews, there is a difficult intellectual and emotional way to the Way that must be negotiated first, a jarring movement from West to East that brings us only to the starting point, to the gate of the Way to the freedom Jesus promises. There is virtually no major concept of Jesus’ message and teaching that we can take at face value, that we can read as a “simple” meaning once translated into our own language. It’s not that our translations are bad; they’re amazingly accurate. We have the right words-we just don’t know what they mean anymore or understand the Eastern environment in which they are really “true.” 

Copies of the book will be available at the study, but you can click the image for more details on the book or to order a copy.

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