It's Not What You Think - Jefferson Bethke

It's Not What You Think

By Jefferson Bethke

  • Release Date: 2015-10-13
  • Genre: Christianity
Score: 5
From 43 Ratings


E-Book includes a special behind-the-scenes interview with Jefferson Bethke as he shares personal experiences and insights that inspired the writing of It’s Not What You Think.

New York Times best-selling author of Jesus > Religion challenges the accepted thinking of contemporary Christianity with the world-changing message Jesus actually brought.

Jesus was most upset at people for seeing but not seeing. For missing it. For succumbing to the danger and idolatry of forcing God into preconceived ideals. What if there were a better way? What if Jesus came not to help people escape the world but rather to restore it? Best-selling author and spoken word artist Jefferson Bethke says that “Christians have the greatest story ever told but we aren’t telling it.” So in this new book, Bethke tells that story anew, presenting God’s truths from the Old and the New Testaments as the challenging and compelling story that it is—a grand narrative with God at the center. And in doing so, Bethke reminds readers of the life-changing message of Jesus that turned the world upside-down, a world that God is putting back together.


  • Amazing!

    By AjsgdlNanclx
    10/10 would recommend. This book was such a sweet way to think about Christianity and it challenges your thoughts and beliefs (IN A GOOD WAY OF COURSE!) Jeff sounds like a cool dude.

    By Justine Heavenridge
    Such a great book with a lot of answers to piercing questions.
  • A must read!

    By Sydster1127
    This is such a great book. It has awesome examples and outlooks on certain topics that I have never even heard or though of before
  • Informative yet Captivating

    By katolie8
    'It's Not What You Think' goes in-depth with your faith and what you believe. I have had to rethink what I was taught growing up and the differences people have towards the Bible after reading this book. While so many authors re-word the Bible into wronging, Jefferson Bethke re-teaches the verses and scriputres into a more understanding way, one that helps you into being a better person in Christ! Some parts were easy to the mind and fun to read, while others really made you re-think your own faith. God wants us live a life in him, teaching and understanding the faith that so many disbelieve. There are so many great phrases in this book, highlighting won’t hurt and journaling won't either! This book is great for any age and it won't disappoint! (It is also the perfect size, color and texture!) Thank you Jefferson! P.S. For couples, also buy the 31CreativeWays Book!
  • Fantastic

    By Shlgh
    Love both of Jefferson Bethke's books
  • Fantastic

    By r7991
    This book really hits a nerve.. In a good way. It's personal, insightful, and all around great! Bethke hit a home run with this one.
  • This Book Is Fantastic!

    By HPgirl0609
    In Jeff Bethke’s new book, he explains that there are many aspects of our lives and our faith that we have been thinking about the wrong way. In a similar way he does with his first book Jesus > Religion, he takes much of what we know about Christianity and turns it on its head to give us a much needed change of perspective. He takes us on a journey through the Bible that is so much different and more refreshing than any book I’ve read in a long time. You are left with a hopeful outlook on our lives in light of God's plan to bring His kingdom in the here and now.​ This book is a must read for Christians of all ages, but especially to teens, young adults, and those that desire to understand these topics with a new perspective. I would encourage anyone to read It's Not What You Think!
  • Both High and Deep

    By battlecryleader
    Wow what a great read! Let me elaborate. This book is deep. I would describe it as a view of the Bible so far zoomed out that it gives you new perspective to common stories, messages, and themes. Sometimes we may have too close of a view of Scripture, but Jefferson shows some of the actual intents behind what God is saying. Honestly, it took me awhile to wrap my head around some of what was being said because I generally have a very analytical mindset, but once I grasped the overview and yet the depth of what he was saying, I was honestly blown away. I would highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to go deeper in their faith and learn more about how much God loves them and desires them.
  • Where's the audio preorder?!

    By eddjmg