New Book: DETOX for the Overly Religious


Detox, by David Putman.
B&H Publishing Group. Release date: Jan. 1, 2010

“Finding Jesus is All About Losing Your Religion”

Author David Putman Explores the Path
for Following Jesus Away from Toxic Religion

ATLANTA, Jan. 5, 2010– In his new book, Detox, church planting expert and Atlanta-area pastor David Putman begins with what may seem like a quip: “Christians should lose their religion.” But he’s really quite serious. Putman says the biggest barrier many people encounter in their search for a meaningful relationship with God is that they are “overly religious” and have allowed the veneer of religion to deter them from simply following Jesus Christ.

Detox, released by B&H Publishing Group on January 1, 2010, provides an easy-to-read 23-step “detoxification devotional” to help wean readers from their dependence on rules and empty religious traditions and to explore the simple-but-profound journey into a relationship with Jesus.

The 23 steps are presented in three sections: Living Like Jesus Lives, Loving Like Jesus Loves, and Leaving Behind What Jesus Leaves Behind (more followers).

Living Like Jesus Lives
Simplicity
Rethink
Come
Seeing
Journey
Frozen
Blessed
Margin
Control

Loving Like Jesus Loves
Cup
Perfume
Sinners
Enemies
Friend
Samaritan
Forgiveness

Leaving Behind What Jesus Does
Study Course
Disciples
Go
Purpose
Hospitality
Temple
Oneness

Each chapter ends with questions for reflection individually or as a group.

For an interview with David Putman or to book David as a guest, contact Jim Jewell at (678) 458-9837, jjewell03@msn.com

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About Jim Jewell

I am a writer and consultant on faith and public life, active for many years in management and communications in the evangelical community. I now work as the director of the nonprofit practice at The Valcort Group (www.valcort.com). Everything on this blog, however, is my personal opinion and is not read or approved before it is posted. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Valcort.
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