THE JESUS CURE
New Book Takes Over Where “The Passion of the Christ” Leaves
(Baltimore, MD) - Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the
Christ shows us graphically the depth of the suffering Jesus endured for us.
Indeed, the enormity of Jesus’ sacrifice, reflected in His violent beating, scourging, and crucifixion, is literally
breathtaking. However, it is important to keep in mind that Jesus not only died
for us, He also lived for us. Despite living the most stressful life in human
history (imagine having the redemption of humanity on your shoulders) Jesus was the most integrated and peace-filled person
who ever graced our planet. His life is a model of how to think, feel, and act
to live a life of deep and abiding significance.
his new book, The Jesus Cure: The 4 Keys to Living a Life of Integrity, Significance,
and Peace, published by PublishAmerica, Inc., Psychologist and Christian writer Dr. Kevin Fontaine describes
the 4 characteristics that made Jesus the most integrated and peace-filled human to ever live. Drawing upon scripture, personal
experience, and contemporary culture (including the terrorist attacks of September
11, 2001), Dr. Fontaine argues that the remedy for our moral decline is to embrace and imitate the model human
life that is Jesus.
In a world
spiraling out of control with violence and callousness of every description littering our TV screens, computer monitors, and
newspapers each day, we need to find some way to manage the burden, the stress, and the turmoil so our lives are not wasted
living in fear and apprehension; but are marked by peace, joy, and contentment.
In many ways
it was inevitable – for God didn’t want mindless robots, He created us in His own image – He gave us free
will – choices – He made us decision makers. Although His greatest
desire was for us to submit to His will and thus enjoy eternal abundance in His presence, He would never force us to do so.
Sadly, the decline of our civilization associates
almost perfectly with the ascendancy of moral relativism. How could it be any
other way? When right and wrong are no longer clear but malleable and negotiable
based on what I believe is true for me you literally have carte blanche to do whatever you damn well please.