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Banned Questions About Jesus

SKU 9780827202696

edited by Christian Piatt

Also check out Banned Questions About the Bible

Real questions, real responses. Examine questions and answers about Jesus that many of us were afraid to ask.

• Did Jesus ever have sex?
• Was Jesus ever wrong?
• Do people have to choose to follow Jesus to go to heaven?

Ever get the feeling that you can’t ask those kinds of questions at church? But if we can’t ask the tough, keep-you-awake-at-night questions within our faith communities, then what good are those communities? Listen in as more than a dozen contributors–whose ranks include a lawyer, a recovering achiever/lapsed vegetarian, ministers (ordained and not ordained), and more—discuss the questions your Sunday school teachers were afraid to answer.

Also look for Banned Questions about the Bible, and e-mail your own “banned” questions to for future books.


"This book isn’t just entertaining and fascinating. It’s inspiring and potentially life-changing. Here’s my own question: Can you be curious and thoughtful about religion and NOT read this book? My answer: No."—A.J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically 

“I've never seen a book quite like this: short, pithy answers to tough and important questions from a team of articulate, insightful thinkers. You've heard the expression ‘pooled ignorance’—but this is the opposite: pooled brilliance. Your own thinking will be deepened by interacting with these sharp minds.”—Brian McLaren, author of Naked Spirituality 

“These are some, not all, of the questions many are asking today. These are also some, not all, of the answers serious thinkers are proposing. What this book may do for you is provide an opportunity to ponder anew questions people are really asking about the book we Christians call God’s Word.”—Scot McKnight, author of Blue Parakeet