One Blinding Vision
I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun,
blazing around me and my companions. Acts 26:13
Is Jesus lost?
That's not a safe question to ask out loud, especially in the typical church on Sunday morning. And yet, there's this uneasy feeling that something really is missing. Perhaps it's Jesus!
Consumer-style Christianity has so redefined the person of Christ that He's just a mere shadow of His former self. The Galilean Carpenter who launched a global movement lies buried somewhere beneath the layers of tradition and the noise of religion. Most contemporary views of Jesus do little to excite the imagination and outright fail to ignite a call to mission. On any given Sunday, both are left behind in the padded pews as the saints flee to the nearest restaurant.
But what if the resurrected Lord of Glory pulled back the curtain and allowed us to “see Him as He really is”? Imagine the stunned look on the Apostle Paul’s face after this happened to him one day. He was travelling on the Damascus Road “breathing murderous threats against the church,” when in a brilliant flash of light, he laid eyes on the real Jesus. The intensity of the vision was blinding—the scope of the vision, world changing.
"One Blinding Vision" is an invitation for anyone who wants to begin a new journey into the life of Christ. It's passionately raw and fiercely honest. Read this book when you need to soothe the heartburn caused by an overexposure to the wrong Jesus.
The author understands this reality better than most. After decades of leading some very large churches, he was as at the end of himself. He came dangerously close to walking away from ministry. As a last ditch effort, he decided to take a fresh look into the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, simply to determine whether he had missed something important.
What he found was a powerful message that turned the world upside down. He discovered the heart and passions of the greatest Rabbi who ever lived. It changed his life. Follow James Shupp's journey down every man’s Damascus Road. And make "One Blinding Vision" your ultimate destination.
Read a sample chapter here.
Update: "One Blinding Vision" is now available in paperback and Kindle formats at Amazon, as well as Barns and Noble. There are a handful of the original paperback copies still available. If you’re in San Antonio, contact me. I'd love to get a free copy in your hands.
Who Killed My Church?
"Entertaining..." "Informative..." "Provocative..."
Green Street Baptist Church has fallen on hard times. Members are leaving, the banker is knocking on the door and everyone wants to know, “Who killed my church?” It’s the same question people are asking all across America as church after church enters the struggle for survival. When all the trends are down, is there any hope?
Who Killed My Church? is a simple story about some gutsy people who believe that the bride of Christ is worth fighting for. They don’t mince words. Their ideas are highly unconventional. Some believe that their plans are too risky, even leaning on the side of crazy. But when there’s nothing left to lose, why not take a shot at winning?
Follow Pete, Monica, Markus, Bender and the rest of Green Street on an emotional journey into a very familiar environment. Though they exist in a fictional realm, you may be convinced that you’ve seen these characters walking the hallways of your own church. One might even look like you. Follow them as they race against a ticking clock to save what matters most to the heart of God.4>
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