Friday, January 20, 2017

AVAILABLE NOW: Jesus Untangled Launches Today!

The wait is over!

Today is the day to order your copy of my new book, Jesus Untangled:Crucifying Your Politics to Pledge Allegiance To The Lamb. (Foreword by Greg Boyd)



Here's what people are saying so far:

"This important book clears away the sticky webs that entangle the people of God.
It demands attention. Disagree with it. Debate it. Deal with it, or just do it...but dismiss it at your own peril.
Neil Cole, author of "Organic Church"

"In his new book, Jesus Untangled, Keith Giles reveals an unentangled Christianity that is much more than a mere separation of church and state. He demolishes the recurring fantasy of a world transformed through Christian laws and policies, and reawakens us to the truly transformative power of the Gospel. Using compelling examples of Christians throughout history, along with a sound interpretation of Scripture, Keith skillfully argues for today's church to finally lay down the sword of politics, and once again take up the cross of Christ.
- Richard Jacobson, author of Unchurching: Christianity Without Churchianity and co-host of The Unchurching Podcast

"Jesus Untangled touches some of the most sensitive nerves in the religious world. You may struggle deeply with some of the details he presents, but Keith Giles does a superb job of uncovering the lie that wraps the flag or national symbol of any country around Jesus. Our allegiance is only to the Lamb of God." 
- Jon Zens, author of "A Church Building Every Half Mile" and "What's With Paul and Women?"

"Through passionate stories, cultural commentary, and biblical insight, Keith Giles presents a good case for separating politics from following Jesus. We shouldn’t want a “Christian” nation, because no worldly nation can ever follow the values and guidelines of Jesus. The rule and reign of God doesn’t come through laws, regulations, and votes, but through God’s people living like Jesus among the people he brings around us. Do you want to change the world? Follow Jesus wherever he leads."
 –Jeremy Myers, author and bible teacher at

“Many Americans have a tangled up view of Jesus. What is Jesus tangled up with? In three words – American Civil Religion. This is the conflating of American Patriotism with Christianity. Writing with the voice of both a scholar and a prophet, Keith Giles adds an important contribution to a growing library of books calling American Christians to pledge allegiance to Jesus. It’s an important reminder and warning about the dangers of getting Jesus (and loyalty to him) tangled up with loyalty to American Civil Religion.”
- Kenny Burchard, associate editor and primary contributor at

"If you can't stand being challenged, only affirmed, well don't read this book!  Keith will make you think and re-think. Jesus Untangled is a helpful corrective to a tragic mistake made by both the Christian right and the Christian left: Confusing our own politics with the beautiful, transcendent mission of the church."
- Brant Hansen, radio host and author of Unoffendable

"For more than a generation in Americanized Christianity, Jesus has become so entangled in the political realm that he has become more of a political pawn to be owned by a side, than a leader to follow into uncharted territory. His message, once so counter-cultural, has been stifled, suffocated, and reduced to a tangled pile of knots on the floor of the American political scene. I can think of no better place for a Christian to begin sorting those out, and reclaiming a message that is still other-worldly after all these years, than with Jesus Untangled."
- Benjamin L. Corey, author of Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus

"In Jesus Untangled, Keith Giles provides a desperately needed wake-up call to the church in America, exposing the dangers of nationalism, and showing how Jesus offered a better way—the way of self-sacrificial love. This book should be in the hands of every American Christian."
- Chuck McKnight, blogger at
"Simply stated, every Kingdom-minded believer will benefit from reading Jesus Untangled. This is especially true in the hyper-sensitized, increasingly polarized and divisive society that we live in today. In a day when everyone is drawing lines and choosing sides, Keith asks us to "Take a step back from everything you've ever been told, or seen modelled by other Christians, and try to see things from a different perspective than you might be used to." If you are willing to take an open-minded journey with Keith on the topic of Christianity and politics, you will find things that you heartily agree with, things that intrigue or challenge you, and quite possibly things that evoke a resounding, "No, No, NO!" But if you are brave enough to persevere, you will find yourself reevaluating, reassessing and possibly repenting of attitudes and beliefs you have carried about what it means to follow Jesus without entanglement."
- Dan Notti, conference speaker and blogger
"I joined the US Navy because I thought Jesus wanted me to kill America's enemies.  My faith in God was tangled with my faith in America.  Untangling my faith has been a hard journey that's taken many years.  Jesus Untangled introduces the main ideas that led me on my journey." 
- Mike Izbicki, former US Naval officer and conscientious objector.

After you've had a chance to read the book, please come back here and let me know what you think by sharing a comment.



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