Plan Be rescues the 'beatitudes' from their obscurity as a poetic introduction to Jesus' Sermon on the Mount and reframes them as a set of radical 'Be-Attitudes'. To quote these Be-Attitudes is religious - but to act on them is revolutionary, and the revolution begins with each one of us.
Dave Andrews presents us with a radical shift of focus and invites us to leave behind a version of religion centred around unrealistic idealism and to turn instead towards a spirited understanding of how we can Be what we were created for. The teaching of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount is an original, imaginative and brilliantly do-able set of realistic ideals that give us a way to engage a world of poverty and violence. The 'Be-attitudes' are a life-changing framework for 'being the change we want to see in the world'.
'Plan Be is a personal and communal call to live against the tide of violence, retaliation, vengeance and unforgiveness, in order to nurture into being a world that reflects the radical grace, gentleness, love and justice of the One who uttered the words of the beatitudes so long ago. This book is to be read, internalised and LIVED!' - Dr Charles Ringma, theologian and social activist
'With gentle forcefulness Dave Andrews helps us to emancipate the Beatitudes from the too-hard list, and embrace them as prime ingredients in God's recipe for a grace-full revolution.' - Steve Bradbury, TEAR Australia and Micah Network
'The essence of Jesus' teaching is the Sermon on the Mount. Yet Christians have not taken this seriously. Dave Andrews reminds us that we edit out this teaching at our global peril.' - Tim Costello, CEO, World Vision Australia
'Plan A (Aggressive, Arrogant, Angry, or Apathetic Religion) has been tried and found disgusting. It's high time for Plan Be spirituality.' - Brian McLaren, author and activist