Product Description A compelling, graphical rendition, Radical Jesus tells the story of Jesus and his social message, not just in his own time, but also through the Radical Reformation, recent centuries, and our own time. Featuring illustration by industry standouts Sabrina Jones, Gary Dumm, and Nick Thorkelson, Radical Jesus offers a fresh and inspiring look at basic Christian concepts and social justice themes from the life of Jesus onward. Readers will be drawn into stories from scripture, the Radical Reformation, and peacemaking efforts today in Iraq and Colombia, among others Review More important than the Dead Sea Scrolls. --Tom Hayden, author of The Lost Gospel of the EarthThe greatest radical story ever told! Read this graphic novel and spite the devil! --Lance Tooks, co-editor of African-American Graphic Classics, author of NarcissaDramatizes faith in action, from the ministry of Jesus to contemporary social movements. Richly informative and beautifully drawn. --Barbara Melosh, urban Lutheran pastor, Wilmington, Delaware The artists and writers of this collected history have planted a seed that blossoms on every page. --Peter Kuper, author, artist, Spy vs. Spy I've been waiting for a book like this: it connects the dots between the words of Jesus and the struggle for justice here and now. --Aiden Enns, editor, Geez magazineA powerful, open antidote to the dead ends of late capitalism: growing inequality, permanent war, and savage attacks on the poor and vulnerable. --Donna Schaper, senior minister, Judson Memorial Church, New York CityThe powers that be prefer a Jesus who sits in paintings with peaceful lambs, reassuring us that there's life after death. Radical Jesus shows us a life that challenges death here and now. --Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, author of Strangers at my DoorA dynamic, enlightening history of faith. --Milton Knight, veteran Hollywood illustrator --Milton Knight, veteran Hollywood illustratorBrings the provocative message of Christ to life, revealing a Jesus who not only died for our sins, but showed us a subversive way to live. --Mark Van Steenwyk, found of the Mennonite Worker and author of unKingdom of GodThe evocative images depict the agonies and joys of radical Christian discipleship. [Jesus] moral vision points us away from violence and passivity toward a third way of radical love for the other. --David Swartz, author of Moral MinorityIn every generation, amongst every people, some arise who breathe the truth that comes through Holy Breathing-Spirit of all life. Radicals are those who nourish that root. We remember them, as this book does, to emulate them. --Rabbi Arthur Waskow, author Godwrestling--Round 2Weaves history and faith into the timeless need for social struggle. Hallelujah! --E. Ethelbert Miller, director, African American Resource Center, Howard UniversityA work of faith, hope, peace, and remembrance, rendering the teachings of Christ and the inspiring works of his followers, especially the Anabaptists, in beautiful language and memorable images. --Bill Kauffman, author of Ain't My America and screenwriter of CopperheadBeautiful, multistyled graphic treatment of the radical nature of life in Christ. --Jeffry Odell Korgen, author of The True Cost of Low Prices and Wage Theft ComicsA moving example of how comics can do much more than dazzle readers with colorful fisticuffs. Readers of all ages will find themselves enthralled. --Kent Worcester, professor of poliltical theory, Marymount Manhattan College"e;Brings the provocative message of Christ to life, revealing a Jesus who not only died for our sins, but showed us a subversive way to live."e; --Mark Van Steenwyk, found of the Mennonite Worker and author of unKingdom of God"e;The evocative images depict the agonies and joys of radical Christian discipleship. [Jesus] moral vision points us away from violence and passivity toward a third way of radical love for the other."e; --David Swartz, author of Moral Minority --
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