In the ever increasingly secular and politically correct society, the person of Jesus remains a controversial figure. He’s admired and ridiculed, revered and rejected, dismissed and embraced. Simply, much of what Jesus taught and stood for clearly clashes with politically correct thinking, which often asks followers of Christ to commit intellectual suicide by pretending that what they believe is not real or true. And at times, the church itself has its own version of politically correct thinking which needs to be addressed as well. In this book, author Joe Battaglia will look at the issues and ideology in the current cultural climate that clashes with the teachings of Jesus. He will awaken people from their spiritual slumber to question the intellectual and spiritual inconsistency of political correctness both inside and outside the church.
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Meet Joe Battaglia
JOE BATTAGLIA is Founder and President of Renaissance Communications, a company specializing in providing media platforms for organizations and gifted communicators of the faith and values message, whose clients include Dr. Steve Brown and the Key Life Radio Network, Affirm Films/Sony Pictures Entertainment, Provident Films, actress Shari Rigby, author/pastor Tullian Tchividjian, Pure Flix Entertainment, and Feed The Children.
Renaissance has been heavily involved in the promotion of successful hit movies to the faith-based marketplace, such as The Passion, The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, The Polar Express, Facing the Giants, Fireproof, Courageous, Soul Surfer, Son of God, God’s Not Dead, Heaven Is For Real, The Giver, When the Game Stands Tall, and Left Behind.
Why call your book The Politically Incorrect Jesus? And along those lines, why does “Jesus” provoke extreme responses . . . and is this book trying to pick a fight?
Political correctness, you say, is “intellectual suicide.” Please expand on why “going along with the social gatekeepers” is like putting a gun up to our intellect?
“My friend Joe Battaglia exposes the ease with which many rewrite the teachings of Jesus. Jesus said of Himself, I and the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me. That sounds anything but inclusive. Battaglia builds a biblical case for society and individuals to return to the truth of the Good News in Christ, a truth entered through relationship, and the only truth that still sets us free.”
“This is an important book”
It’s a wake-up call to a slumbering Church and culture, a reminder of what is true not what is popular. I highly recommend it.
“Joe Battaglia says what needs to be said about the dangers and impact of our politically correct world. It’s a needed wake up call to our culture! This is a MUST READ for anyone wanting to understand our times.”
“No one who reads The Politically Incorrect Jesus will ever view cultural PC the same way again. In bold, no-nonsense, biblically based expressions, Joe Battaglia strips the facade off the culture war and warns believers against the dangers of being seduced by it. The book is a game changer.”
“With candor and courage, Joe Battaglia takes on some of the madness of our day as attention is focused beyond the noise of political correctness to the person of Jesus. Timeless truths drawn from HIS life and love are presented with clarity and grace as firm foundations for purposeful and strategic living in our contemporary world. Read it and REAP!”
In The Politically Incorrect Jesus, my friend Joe Battaglia presents an intelligent and common sense approach to how a person of faith can stand up to the current issues in culture that would divide us without pointing fingers or engaging in the culture war. He has interesting perspectives that we would all do well to consider on how to be followers of Jesus to a world that wants to see the real thing.”