Unparalleled: How Christianity's Uniqueness Makes It Compelling
Wilson, Jared C.
“The world is flattening, globalizing, accelerating, and bringing us to unprecedented levels of complexity in every field of knowledge, including the religious-spiritual arena. Unparalleled offers a compelling, clear, and concise overview and exposition of the major doctrines of the Christian faith, which is sorely needed for a complex and confused culture. Jared Wilson successfully does what many apologetics and evangelistic books fail to accomplish: he speaks to the deeper existential crises and heart desires of the lost. He is out to win people to Christ with the truth, not by emphasizing his own rightness but instead emphasizing our ripeness for Christ's rightness. He offers a guide to the Christian faith marked by courageous clarity and poignant storytelling. Whether this book is a gift to the seeker, a discipleship manual to the growing Christian, or a welcomed buttress to those languishing in the faith, I urge you to purchase, enjoy, and gift this book.”See All
lead pastor of Sojourn Community Church, Louisville, Kentucky; founder of the Sojourn Network; author of Faithmapping, PROOF, and Leadership Mosaic
“Jared Wilson's Unparalleled is a stirring reminder of just how different Christianity is from any other faith. Readers will come away emboldened to witness for Christ and encouraged in the grace we have in him.”See All
Thomas S. Kidd
Distinguished Professor of History, Baylor University
“We live in a day of spiritual confusion. Some chase after lowest-common-denominator faith, looking for some baseline that all religious people can affirm. Others treat faith like a buffet, picking and choosing what they want but bypassing the less appetizing dishes. Still others believe that faith is intellectually ridiculous, morally suspect, or inherently dangerous. Jared Wilson steps into the fray and offers an orthodox, winsome, and compelling picture of true faith. Unparalleled demonstrates why Christianity is the true faith that has no real rivals and is the only hope for lost humans and our broken world. Jared is a great storyteller, which makes him a great apologist in a world hungry for stories that matter. Whether you are exploring Christianity, are new to the faith, or are a seasoned follower of Jesus, read this book and see where your own story fits in the story of Jesus Christ, the unparalleled Savior-King.”See All
Nathan A. Finn
dean of the School of Theology and Missions, Union University, Jackson, Tennessee
“With characteristic wit and style, Jared weaves in and out of perplexing doctrines such as the exclusivity of the gospel, the baffling nature of the Trinity, and the uniqueness of Christ. While the topics are approached with reflective credibility, it is the storytelling that pins each point to the chest. As I finished each successive chapter, I found myself saying, 'Now that was my favorite chapter.' I wonder: which one will be yours?”See All
Jonathan K. Dodson
lead pastor of City Life Church, author of The Unbelievable Gospel and Raised? Finding Jesus by Doubting the Resurrection
“Unparalleled is a gospel-drenched adventure into the uniqueness of God. Confessional and winsome, Jared's writing guides us from the foothills of faith to the Himalayas of holiness. Every grace-soaked page is an invitation to bask in the beauty of the great 'I Am.' Readers beware: the road is neither paved nor popular. But along its gravel you will encounter the living Christ who travels before, behind, and beside his pilgrim people.”See All
assistant professor of historical theology and curator of the Spurgeon Library at Midwestern Seminary, author of Godology and Sex, Sushi, and Salvation
“Jared C. Wilson explains that the Christian faith is without comparison and has no equal. As he says, 'Jesus is unique and compelling.' Unequivocally, in Unparalleled Jared reveals through truth and grace that Christ's way is like no other.”See All
author of God for the Rest of Us; lead pastor of VERVE
“C. S. Lewis said once that Christianity has to be true because no mere human would have ever thought it up. Unapologetically, the gospel of Jesus is counter: counter-intuitive, counter-culture, counter-self and even counter-religion. And yet, it is its 'counter-ness' that causes the gospel to stand out as not only plausible but wonderfully compelling. Jared Wilson does a magnificent job showing us why. Take the time to learn from this book. It will be well worth your time.”See All
senior pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Tennessee; author of Jesus Outside the Lines: A Way Forward for Those Who Are Tired of Taking Sides
“There is a school of thought in evangelicalism that thinks blurring the lines between Christianity and other religions makes it more attractive, but this book says exactly the opposite. It is the very uniqueness of the Christian story that makes it compelling. It is the only story that answers the deepest human longings, diagnoses what is wrong with the world, and, with humanity, offers a hopeful vision of the future. This book beautifully presents the distinctions of Christianity and implores followers of Jesus to stop making him look so normal. This is a book you should put in the hands of every Christian.”See All
author of The Original Jesus; vice president of communications, ERLC
“Christians have always had an urgent need to know what they believe and be able to articulate it well. This is especially true in an age of pluralism and extremism. Who do we say that Jesus is? Unparalleled is a reliable guide of clear and artfully illustrated truths about Christianity. I always appreciate how Jared's compassion comes alongside his candor as he gives perspective for our nearsighted faith. Unparalleled is going to help many people see the unseen.”See All
cross-cultural worker; author of The Pastor's Wife and Missional Motherhood
“I've read a lot of Jared Wilson's books and blogs over the years. Unparalleled is my favorite. Like handling a diamond, Jared turns to the foundational doctrines of the Christian faith, shining light on the edges that come together to make Christianity unique. Read and you'll be refreshed. Read and, if you're like me, you'll love Jesus more when you finish this book.”See All
managing editor of The Gospel Project, author of Gospel-Centered Teaching, Clear Winter Nights, and Counterfeit Gospels
“Jared C. Wilson knows that Jesus is unparalleled. In Unparalleled, Jared skillfully reminds us that, through Jesus, the Christian faith is sustained by grace and meets our needs at every level. No matter if you are a Christian or not, you should read this book. You'll finish with a deeper appreciation of God's love for you and others.”See All
author of Messy Grace, lead pastor of Discovery Church
“I love a book that helps me love Jesus more. Jared C. Wilson has a way of talking about Jesus that both informs and inspires. Whether you are just learning about the gospel or have been following Jesus for many years, Unparalleled will deepen your understanding and appreciation for the Christian faith—so unique and distinctive.”See All
author of Not a Fan, teaching pastor of Southeast Christian Church
"Aren't all religions basically the same?"
Pastor and author Jared Wilson answers with an enthusiastic "No!" Christianity is not merely one among many similar options. It is categorically different—and it's these differences that make it so compelling.
In Unparalleled, Wilson holds up the teachings of the Bible to the clear light of day, revealing how Christianity rises above every other religion and philosophy of the world, and how its unmatched truth answers the deepest longings of every human heart. He provides an overview of Christianity's key claims showing how, from top to bottom, it is distinct from all other competing ideologies, religious and secular. Christians will come away with a fresh sense of the truth of their faith and nonbelievers will be compelled to consider the relevant claims of Christianity in a drastically new light.