Jesus' Alternative Plan: The Sermon on the Mount

Jesus' Alternative Plan: The Sermon on the Mount


When Jesus talked about the Reign of God, he was talking about an utterly different way of relating to one another. He lays out a blueprint for this alternative lifestyle in his best-known teaching, the Sermon on the Mount. From the Beatitudes onward, the Sermon on the Mount overturns conventional wisdom and traditional power structures, offering an alternative plan for an authentic life.

In this revised and newly titled book, Jesus' Alternative PlanRichard Rohr explores the implications of Jesus' vision, and goes through the teachings, explaining the historical and cultural context of each verse and offering guidance for what it means for humanity today. The result is a clear, yet challenging look at the alternative plan laid out by Jesus.

This updated edition of Jesus’ Plan for a New World will inspire those desiring a transformative understanding of Jesus’ teachings.

Published by Franciscan Media, Trade Paperback, 208 pages