How we can know Jesus without the Scriptures
What if the Bible actually keeps us from hearing the Word of God?
For many Christians, the Bible is the only way to know anything about God. But according to that same Bible, everyone can know God directly through an actual relationship with Jesus. Jesus Unbound is an urgent call for the followers of Jesus to know Him intimately because the Gospel is not mere information about God, but a transformational experience with a Christ who is closer to us than our own heartbeat.
Foreword by Brian Zahnd
"As you begin your reading of Jesus Unbound, be assured that you are on solid ground—and keep your Bible close at hand, because as a lover of Scripture, Giles will refer to it over and over again. Both Keith Giles and Jesus Unbound are firmly rooted in the Bible."
Jesus Unbound is a provocative and paradigm-shifting book that discusses:
Why the Spirit almost always contradicts what is written
Why God didn't send us a manual, but Emmanuel who would abide within us
How the Scriptures point us to Christ—not to the Scriptures
How being Biblical isn't the same as being Christlike
Why putting God in a box is the same as binding Him in a book
"Keith Giles runs with that company of Christ-followers committed to proclaiming that Jesus Christ is the Word of God, our final Authority for faith and practice...Fear not: Keith does not throw the Bible under the bus. But he will dethrone biblical literalism wherever it supplants the Lordship of the...Word of God."brad jersak, phd, author of a more christlike god
"Keith’s books excite some and alarm others, but regardless of your reaction, one thing is for sure: Keith’s books make you rethink some of your most cherished ideas. This is especially true with Jesus Unbound...Let Keith lead you past the book of the Bible and into a deeper relationship with Jesus, the true Word of God."jeremy myers, author of nothing but the blood of jesus, and the atonement of god
"In his latest book, Jesus Unbound, Keith Giles continues to launch brilliant and practical theological flares for all those looking to stay centered on the path of a coherent Christianity. The preeminence of Christ applies to all things, even to Scriptures...especially to Scriptures."richard murray, author of the jesus mood
"For those willing to step outside the theological box called ‘biblical inerrancy,’ this book is a goldmine. For those not willing, they’re totally missing out."matthew j. distefano, author of 4 books and co-host of the heretic happy hour podcast
"Keith masterfully provides the keys to unbind our shackles of tradition and a flat reading of scripture and masterfully lures us toward a more Christ-like faith and Christ-like world."mark karris, author of divine echoes: reconciling prayer with the uncontrolling love of god
"I highly recommend grappling your way through this book, because what Giles offers us in Jesus Unbound is nothing less than Jesus Himself."ross rohde, author of viral jesus
"Keith Giles has put into words what I have been trying to find a voice to for years...Jesus Unbound gives voice to a deeper relationship with Him in a way that is informative, logical, and based on those same scriptures."seth price, host of can i say this at church? podcast
"Keith Giles is a professional cow tipper, specializing in the sacred variety. Having toppled the sacred cow of religious nationalism in Jesus Untangled, he returns to the pasture in Jesus Unbound, where he overturns what may have become our most sacred cow of all—biblical inerrancy—along with the golden calf of biblicism that never lags far behind."chuck mcknight, blogger at hippieheretic.com
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Keith Giles is a former pastor who abandoned the pulpit to follow Jesus, and ended up founding a church where 100% of the offering is given away to help the poor in his surrounding community. He is the author of several books including The Power of Weakness and Jesus Untangled. He lives in Orange, California with his wife and two sons.Visit his blog