New Book: Would Jesus Discriminate?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Trafford Publishing Launches Thought-Provoking New Book:
Would Jesus Discriminate? The 21st Century Question
( Abilene , TX -- Thursday, March 20, 2008) – Trafford Publishing has just released a thought-provoking new book by Rev. Dr. Cindi Love, former Inc 500 entrepreneur and Fortune 500 executive. Entitled Would Jesus Discriminate? The 21st Century Question, the book combines the transformational community engagement work of Jesus Christ to with modern day consumer market adoption theory developed by Dr. Frank Bass. Dr. Love tackles one of the biggest challenges facing the modern Christian church — including, rather than excluding people.
Dr. Love, chief executive of the denomination Metropolitan Community Churches (www.jesus.com) recounts her own story as a capitalist-turned-minister as well as the story of a campaign that began in a handful of churches and has now touched the lives of millions.
Dr. Love says, “The Would Jesus Discriminate? campaign that our churches have facilitated in Indianapolis , Minneapolis and 30 more cities in the U.S. , Australia , and the United Kingdom is an important exercise for Christians and non-Christians. Religious based bigotry is the leading cause of endemic discrimination and the inevitable outcome thereof, violence. This is not the legacy we want for our grandchildren.”
Dr. Love suggests that Jesus is the central figure and example for Christians to follow, and the rhetoric of the radical right fundamentalists who suggest otherwise is just that: rhetoric, rather than truth. “The church changed its course and repented of the ideas of slavery and the disenfranchisement of women. The church can repent again,” she writes.
Harry Knox, Director of Faith & Religion at the Human Rights Campaign in Washington , D.C. says, “Dr. Love’s pastoral nature and keen sense of what moves people…have already made her a powerful spokesperson. Through her eyes, you will see a Jesus who does not exclude and a hope for Christian community worldwide.”
If you want to know more about the woman called one of the “100 women we love by Go New York City Magazine,” catch her in action as she confronts protesters of gay families on the HBO Documentary All Aboard by Rosie O’Donnell or visit the church’s anti-discrimination web site at www.wouldjesusdiscriminate.com.
Dr. Love’s book is now for sale at a list price of $17 ( USA ) online at www.trafford.com/07-2967; telephone orders can be placed at 1-888-232-4444. The book’s ISBN is 1-4251-6439-0. Orders can also be placed directly at 806-577-4747.
Dr. Love is available for telephone interviews, web chats, and video conferences immediately, and may be available for in-studio interviews. Broadcast, print, and web journalists are encouraged to call to schedule a time to talk with her or request an electronic or hard copy of the book. You can reach her scheduling liaison at kathybeasley@....