Tackling the ‘uncomfortable truth’ for the Church, this book packs a heavyweight punch in a lightweight package. With great clarity and style the author explains how the Church has been strangled by its past and how the faith in Jesus Christ was infiltrated by pagan ideas from Greek philosophy that have remained to this day. This book exposes and explains how this affects our understanding of the Bible, God, Church and everything in-between. In this provocative, entertaining and encouraging book, we will explore our true roots and discover practical keys to move forwards.
- did the early Church split over a single Latin word?
- is there a painting of Plato in the Vatican?
- do we meet in Churches?
- were the descendants of the apostles so hated?
- are priests celibate?
- is the Bible so misunderstood?
- is the Western Church in decline?
- so many questions?
Author: Steve Maltz
Pages: 190 pages
Binding: Perfect Paperback
Mark Weeden –
“With great insight, explaining many concepts simply, Steve Maltz brings us back to the root of our Christian faith. I believe that every pastor and ordinand in the country will benefit from the reading of this book.”
Chris Hill –
“Read this book; enjoy this book; but above all, learn the lessons of this book. They are profoundly important for the successful testimony of the true Church in these end days.”
Reginald R. Westphal –
An excellent, easy to read, summary of how the Way of Acts became corrupted and transformed into the Christianity of today. His insight is
fresh and concise. This is one that every “Christian” MUST read.
Stuart MacDonald –
A very readable explanation of Replacement Theology. Steve Maltz shows clearly and convincingly how the early Church Fathers took a wrong track in regard to God’s plan for Israel.
Craig Stephans –
Maltz helpfully elaborates on the Jewish roots of Christianity to help non-Jewish Christians appreciate the traditions of the Jewish people that shed light on our Lord and the Scriptures. Maltz appeals to Christians to reach out to the Jewish people as the forebears of our faith and as God’s chosen people who have not been abandoned or rejected by God.
I especially appreciated the way Maltz unpacks the many Jewish festivals and how their rituals work into the gospel accounts of Jesus and his office of Messiah in fulfillment of the Scriptures.
Maltz works through church history in an attempt to show how the church got hijacked more or less by the Greeks and how the faith was infiltrated and compromised by Greek philosophy. He calls on Christians to reject the philosophical influences and return to the Jewish approach to the faith, Scriptures, family and people of God.
He urges Christians to strive toward the attaining to the “One New Man” of Ephesians 2 through the reconciliation of Jews and Christians.
I really like this book. It answers a lot of questions about church history, showing how it has been infiltrated by Greek philosophy. With his friendly tone of writing Steve Maltz introduces differences between the Jewish calendar and the christian calendar and goes into a great teaching on “one new man”. Let me just say I did a lot of highlighting and was inspired to learn more–to know the truth of how we should be honoring and obeying our Elohim in this day. If you enjoy researching our Jewish roots in an easy to understand and unthreatening way, I think you will enjoy this book.