Join Bruxy Cavey, bestselling author and teaching pastor at The Meeting House, in the pages of Reunion: a dynamic investigation of the most earth-shattering, piety-smashing, life-changing news ever. Dig into Scripture with Bruxy as he unfolds God’s message for the world in one word, three words, and thirty words. Learn why you shouldn’t follow the Bible (but why you’ll want to read it to learn how to follow Jesus). Scout out the real definitions of sin and salvation, which might surprise you. Discover your true citizenship in the Jesus nation, where you might be ready to die for a cause but never willing to kill for one. Glimpse a God who is Love itself and who, like it or not, just can’t stop thinking about you. If you’ve heard about Jesus so often that he makes you yawn, give him one more chance. If you think the gospel has something to do with religious rules or rituals, think again. Whether you are a restless seeker, struggling sinner, or sanctimonious saint, get ready for a reunion: with your true self, with others, and with the God who longs to welcome you home. One of Missio Alliance’s Top 15 Essential Reads of 2017.
In accessible prose laced with catchy subtitles ("The Tactic of Enemy Love"), humor, and a touch of irreverence, Cavey (The End of Religion), teaching pastor of the Meeting House, one of Canada's largest Anabaptist churches, issues readers an enthusiastic, direct invitation to become Christ-followers. Acknowledging that "angry gospel preaching" has hurt, insulted, and offended many people in the name of Jesus, Cavey apologizes, claiming that "the gospel is joyful news, happy-making news." In separate chapters, Cavey presents this good news in one word ("Jesus"), three words ("Jesus is Lord") and thirty words ("Jesus is God with us, come to show us God's love, save us from sin, set up God's kingdom and shut down religion, so we can share in God's life"), accompanied by graphics. Cavey illustrates his arguments with relatable, personal stories, which will likely entertain, if not convince, readers; for example, he compares sin inherited from Adam to "corporate solidarity," similar to when his error of scoring a touchdown for the opposing team became a team, not individual, loss. While Cavey's theology will not satisfy all readers, his evident goodwill, passion, and intriguing arguments will appeal to the Anabaptist community and those interested in reconsidering their relationship to Christ.