Jesus' Alternative Plan: The Sermon on the Mount (Paperback)
When Jesus talked about the Kingdom of God, he was talking about an utterly different way of relating to human society as we know it. He lays out a blueprint for this new life in his best-known teaching, the Sermon on the Mount. From the Beatitudes onward, the Sermon on the Mount overturns conventional wisdom and traditional power structures, offering a plan for an alternative way of being. Acclaimed spiritual leader and Franciscan priest Richard Rohr explores the implications of this vision in Jesus' Alternative Plan. Rohr goes through the teachings of the sermon, explaining the historical and cultural context of each verse and offering guidance for what it means for Christians today. The result is a clear, yet challenging look at the alternative plan laid out by Jesus for all to see. This updated edition of Jesus' Plan for a New World will inspire Christians desiring a transformative understanding of Jesus' teachings and seeking the true heart of their faith.
RICHARD ROHR is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher whose work is grounded in Christian mysticism, practices of contemplation and self-emptying, and compassion for the marginalized. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque. Fr. Richard is the author of many books, including the bestsellers Just This, What Do We Do with Evil?, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope for, and Believe, and The Wisdom Pattern: Order, Disorder, Reorder. The Center publishes Richard's Daily Meditations, free reflections emailed to hundreds of thousands around the world.