WHEN IT COMES TO RELIGION, one of the most respected voices of the past decade is not a pastor, evangelist, priest, or rabbi - it is a warm, articulate woman whose presence dominates daytime television and grocery store check-out stands.
Millions of adoring fans view Oprah as a long-term friend and trusted spiritual mentor. But some find themselves troubled by a genre of spirituality that seems out of step with a traditional religion. Oprah's Jesus clears up some of the confusion by inviting Oprah's spiritual mentors to clarify how closely their beliefs align with traditional Christianity.
Author Kurt Bruner tackles a right-now, red-hot topic head-on with open and respectful conversations that present the facts for readers to consider. He takes seriously the disillusionment many feel toward traditional Christianity, sharing stories from those who have left traditional Christianity for a more "inclusive" form of spirituality. Kurt seeks to bridge some of the gap between those who see many paths to God and those who take seriously Jesus' claim to be the only way.
Kurt Bruner is the best-selling author of books exploring Christianity and culture including The Twilight Phenomenon, Finding God in the Lord of the Rings, and Playstation Nation. He serves as Pastor of Spiritual Formation with Lake Pointe Church near Dallas and on the adjunct faculty of Dallas Theological Seminary. He is a former Focus on the Family vice president overseeing books, magazines, films, and radio drama. Kurt and his wife, Olivia, have four children and live in Rockwall, Texas.