A powerful voice points Christians back to radical engagement with the cross
Contact: Emily Lineberger, Thomas Nelson, 615-902-2344
NASHVILLE, April 2, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- Released today, "The Lamb's Agenda: Why Jesus Is Calling You to a Life of Righteousness and Justice" (Thomas Nelson, Inc.) offers a blueprint for Christian rejuvenation. Author Rev. Samuel Rodriguez issues a prophetic call to orient our lives at the nexus of the cross.
Joining the Christianity of Martin Luther King Jr. and Billy Graham, the leading spokesperson for Hispanic Evangelicals, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez is on mission to reveal the crucial connection between biblical social justice and spiritual righteousness. The book shares how getting back to the basics of Christianity means extending our efforts simultaneously in the vertical direction of God and the horizontal direction of our neighbors. Rodriguez says, "For too long, people have lived either vertically or horizontally."
Rodriguez demonstrates that everybody has an agenda: personal, commercial, political, social, even religious. But what about Jesus' agenda? What does Jesus want to see happen in our land and in our lives? He wants to see people committed to loving and worshipping God with their whole hearts.
"The cross," says Rodriguez, "Is both vertical and horizontal. It concerns redemption and relationship, covenant and community, Kingdom and society, righteousness and justice, prayer and activism, sanctification and service, personal salvation and societal transformation."
"If Christians step out in faith," says Rodriguez, "Our greatest days are ahead of us, both personally and socially, spiritually and culturally."
Written in a contemporary style, he shares that there is a divine cure for our ailing nation. To get there Rodriguez says we must get back to basics, and The Lamb's Agenda shows us how. Inspired by the cross, a true movement of renewal will reignite the hope of the Gospel in the lives of believers; it will reconcile the "vertical" concerns of Billy Graham and "horizontal" of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; it will serve as the platform for an activist generation disconnected from the Church but seeking to serve a cause greater than itself; it will fulfill the Great Commission in our times.
As the leading spokesperson for Hispanic Evangelicals, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez has been a featured speaker in White House and Congressional meetings on Hispanic American issues and Justice concerns, and gave the benediction at the 2012 Republican National Convention. His nonpartisan commitment enables Sam to meet with both sides of the aisle. Rodriguez is the Current President of The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, America’s largest Hispanic Christian Organization with 38,000 member churches. He resides in California with his wife Eva.
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez was recently nominated for TIME Magazine's 2013 list of most influential people.