The Jesus Paradigm – Released!

Please see Where to Buy on The Jesus Paradigm web site for more information including special offers.  Through you can still get autographed copies, and we are currently offering free shipping, though only through that web site.

Here is the press release:

July 21, 2009


Gonzalez, Florida

The Jesus Paradigm Released, Calls for Totally Committed Discipleship

Energion Publications announces the release of The Jesus Paradigm by Dr. David Alan Black, author of more than 20 books. This new book challenges modern Christians to become completely committed disciples, to make ministry and mission the work of every believer, and to give their primary allegiance to the kingdom of God.

The Jesus Paradigm ( is being released simultaneously in perfect bound paperback, and three eBook formats: Kindle (TM), Mobipocket, and Adobe Digital Editions. It will be available to dealers via Ingram’s, through a variety of online retailers, or direct from the publisher.

Here are some comments from Biblical scholars and theologians on The Jesus Paradigm:

The Jesus Paradigm is a personal and passionate appeal for real discipleship, just the kind of plea that Christians need to hear. This is also a plea for the church to be what it was called to be, something far different from most of what we see. People may disagree with parts of the book, but they cannot legitimately ignore its challenge. – Klyne R. Snodgrass, Paul W. Brandel Professor of New Testament Studies, North Park Theological Seminary

“Brother David” delivers a punch in the gut of cultural Christianity, whether on the right or the left. He pokes and prods the church to be a “radical, Christ-centered, martyr movement.” This reincarnation of a sixteenth century Anabaptist is guaranteed to stir you up, regardless your church niche. If you are confused or irritated by the current culture wars, let this seasoned and salty Jesus follower draw you to the center he has found. – Kent L. Yinger, Associate Professor of New Testament, George Fox Evangelical Seminary

David Alan Black holds a doctorate in theology from the University of Basel in Switzerland and has taught New Testament and Greek for over 30 years. He is also the editor of the popular website, Dave Black Online. His published books include The Myth of Adolescence, Interpreting the New Testament, It’s Still Greek to Me, and Why Four Gospels? He and his wife live on a 123-acre working farm in southern Virginia and are self-supporting missionaries to Ethiopia, which they visit twice each year.


About Energion Publications:

Energion Publications is located in Gonzalez, FL near Pensacola. The Jesus Paradigm will be the 22nd entry in their growing and diverse catalog.

Advance copies will be available to reviewers and to selected bloggers and opinion leaders. If you are interested in an advance copy, please contact Jody Neufeld,

For more information:


Phone: 850-525-3916

Mail: P. O. Box 841, Gonzalez, FL 32560

To contact Dave Black about speaking to your church or other group, call 919-761-2455 or e-mail

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