My wife and I read "Jesus Manifesto" and it has been a blessing to us. In our opinion, this book "hits the nail on the head" with its analysis of the Christian message for our time (and all times). The finished product seems to have accomplished the goal set out in the Preface-explaining clearly what Jesus said and meant. There are abundant references to support each aspect.
When I received my copy of "Jesus Manifesto", I began reading because the author is a dear friend of long standing, and I was anxious to see the results of his first endeavor in the field of Christian literature. I was not only pleasantly surprised by the volume, but was captured by the spiritual insights that sent me to the Word of God. Not only is the scholarship of "Jesus Manifesto" outstanding, it is very readable. The author is to be complimented for managing both direct simplicity and spiritual depth in one volume. I highly recommend it for anyone with an interest in the message of Christ.