This short book will force the reader to reflect on what is required if Jesus is to be taken seriously in this age of excesses of political power, deception in government, and unchecked accumulations of wealth. It will disturb you, especially if you support the present administration in Washington.
A founder of the Red Letter Christians movement
Who do you follow today as an American Christian? Throughout two thousand years followers of Jesus have not only believed but also acted, sometimes threatening political powers. Dr. Webb poses challenging questions and raises options for citizenship responsibilities that followers of Jesus must face in the age of Trump. The Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount provide a compass along with one’s acceptance of Jesus as the real way, the truth and the life.
Mary Theresa (Terry) Webb cares passionately about her Christian faith and the future of democracy in the United States. With her twenty plus years as a Christian missionary, she has experienced the fall of Communism, return to authoritarianism in Russia, and violence and tribalism in East African countries. The blind political loyalty of American evangelical Christians for the current administration as well as the tribalism in both political and church circles convinced her of the importance of writing Following Jesus. In this book, author Webb explores in depth what Jesus said about living out one's Christian faith. Her professional expertise as a trained pastoral counselor with a biblical studies degree from Trinity School for Ministry informs her writing.
Her articles have appeared in Sojourner’s, Charisma, Focus on the Family, Living Church, the Lutheran, Light of Life, and Adventist Review magazines.
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