- By Malcolm Muggeridge

Jesus Rediscovered

  • Title: Jesus Rediscovered
  • Author: Malcolm Muggeridge
  • ISBN: 9780385146548
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jesus Rediscovered Malcolm Muggeridge was considered an authentic Christian mystic This work covers his thoughts on the Christian religion

    Malcolm Muggeridge was considered an authentic Christian mystic This work covers his thoughts on the Christian religion.

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    1. Muggeridge is generally an enjoyable author, and being steeped in incredible literature such as Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, George Herbert etc. gives him much to draw from, but in the form of snapshot articles, "Jesus Rediscovered" gets a bit tedious after a while. I listened to the Audible version, which had an older English gentleman reading it. While he likely sounded like Muggeridge did when he wrote the book, it was difficult for it to sound fresh and new. This book starts out with an [...]

    2. A good example of a Christian outside of the institutional church having fun taking potshots at its warts and flaws, leading tohis semi-heretical views on Jesus' divinity and historical nature of the Bible. A Christian on his own leading to non-historical/orthodox beliefs. Surprise.Add a topping of overall crankiness and doomsday tone, and it doesn't seem to age well.

    3. I wish I'd had a pen and paper with me throughout my listening to Jesus Rediscovered--that or I wish I could get my hands on a copy of the book. As it was, I did housework during most of the first half of the book, so I missed copying/highlighting many gems.JR is a hodgepodge collection of newspaper articles, speeches, interviews and broadcasts by the author and collected under one title. They reflect his reasons not only for converting to Christianity (he was an agnostic) but also for becoming [...]

    4. This is one of the few of my books that earns five stars with me. I give it this rating not because I agree with all of Malcolm Muggeridge's view of the Christian faith, but because he presents me with a helpful reminder that the pursuit of pleasure, the consumption of goods and services, these things deaden the soul and keep one from God. He so rightly emphasizes the need to know Jesus and to live the Gospel by dying to self so that one can truly live. He reminded me of the preciousness of the [...]

    5. This is a compilation of speeches, lectures, and writings. Because it is verbose,and very British, an audio book of this is an excellent way of experiencing it. He possesses the skill and whit of a proper English professor, and the whit of a Douglas Adams. So hearing an aged Englishman will help you imagine being in one of his lecture halls as he delivers these messages. As such it does lack a story arc or a main thesis. Instead we are treated in the most delightful way to prose oh so eloquent. [...]

    6. Review by Jeremy Rios sums up my feelings; I'd give it 3.5 stars instead of four, only because there is so much repetition. Last section where MM is interviewed by BBC chaplain Roy Trevivian is quite interesting.I came to this book after reading MM's two-volume autobiography (c. 1971) "Chronicles of Wasted Time." Unfortunately, he didn't get around to the planned third volume, which would have brought his story up to date. But perhaps his works on religion, written about the same time as his aut [...]

    7. I wish more well-read sages from the 60s wrote books like this one. Back then people learned rhetoric in school and they read enough books to recognize their most influential authors. Muggeridge is at his best when talking about his four: Bacon, Kierkegaard, Weil, and Tolstoy. More than that, he's conversant with a host of thinkers with which he has quibbles. The point: he's well-read and well-reasoned. That is, until he takes up the important battles of the day. His day, the 60s. Not very reaso [...]

    8. Written in 1969, Muggeridge declares in the Forward, "I am a theological ignoramuse more enchanted I became with the person and teaching of Christ the further away I feel from institutional Christianity." His writings about the future of our society and our churches still is very relevant today. His powerful/passionate profession of his faith in God and in the living Christ in spite of his concerns about institutional Christianity I found very uplifting. And I think his concern that no society c [...]

    9. This was my first encounter with Muggeridge in and of himself, and I found him to be a kindred spirit. A man of faith, but full of doubts, disconnected from Institutional Christianity, but deeply in love with the Bible and the teaching of Jesus. For me, reading this was more a devotional experience than anything else. Most of the speeches, essays, etc. that are compiled here were from over 40 years ago, and so Muggeridge has the view of one before the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s had complet [...]

    10. Probably fairly radical in its day, this book now seems long-winded and - in places - somewhat tedious. It's mainly transcripts of talks he gave in various church or college settings in the 1960s. Muggeridge attempts to find the real Jesus, without the trappings of the church - something many people are doing in the 21st century; yet his attempts seem dated, and his description of the church bears little relation to the problems of today. Some of his theology is rather dubious, too. There are a [...]

    11. Sad to say, but Muggeridge's masterpiece wasn't that interesting a read for me. His explication of the parables didn't any new ideas and much of the rest of the book was dated. How could a religious book be so dated? Well, much of the book is a criticism of what was going on in Britain and the world in the 1970's. Muggeridge is against abortion, population control and many different forms of liberalism. There were some neat moments when he discussed the Blake's visionary Christianity, but these [...]

    12. Some fine essays by Muggeridge, but if you're familiar with his thought you won't find much new here. Still, he's a good stylist, and the message rings true. Also, the closing essay is a lengthy interview with Roy Trevivian which is worth the price of the book. Five stars for the content, minus one star for the repetition.

    13. Wanted to cover this book as my hero Ravi Zacharias speaks so highly of Muggeridge. I must say I cannot follow the old style of penning down thoughts very well. They were a look of interesting and thought provoking moments but the old style kept getting in the way. In any case I am now inspire to read Tolstoy's biography after learning abit about his life through this book.

    14. Dude reading this book is amazing. Not unlike Mr. Frampton, I do believe this narrator, (in conjunction with Mr. Muggeridge's words) causes him to 'come alive' as it were has an amazing acerbic wit, I'm only bummed that I waited 39 years to come to the party. Tut tut, I've reading to do

    15. It is basically an autobiography and his thoughts on the Christian faith. It started out a little dry, but over all I liked it very much. Though I did not always agree with his beliefs.

    16. A really good look at Christ and why the author is a Christian. A book to be re-read in order to fully understand the author's position and to make you feel better about your beliefs

    17. Recommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning, Chapter 15, as one of Twelve Collections of Lectures and Reflections.

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