FRANK VIOLA AUTHOR: “JESUS CHRIST IS ALL, EVERYTHING ELSE IS COMMENTARY.”
This phrase is for me the best to describe and characterize American Christian Speaker Frank Viola. Also known as "Frank Viola Author," his books which includes God's Favorite Place on Earth (the new bestseller);From Eternity to Here; Jesus Manifesto; Revise Us Again Jesus: A Theography; Finding Organic Church; Pagan Christianity; Reimagining Church; The Untold Story of the New Testament Church are all the works of this very active Christian author which is also at the same time is a very active blogger and regularly blogs and comments on different issues of the Christian faith with other faiths at different levels and its connection to our everyday lives in his site www.authorfrankviola.com.
He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Florida, Frank Viola Author studied a wide range of topics, including psychology, sociology, history, social science, education, and political science. Utilizing his formal education and combining it with the passion of his faith, Frank Viola has become a familiar name for Christians. He continues to author presentations and lectures about spirituality, the changing shape of evangelicalism and Christianity.
In all his books and blogs, everything that he discusses is Jesus Christ centered. Most of his subjects are also based on the life and ministry of Jesus Christ thus implying to most readers that the most important and fastest way to know Jesus Christ is through the Four Gospels. This is in my opinion where his appeal as writer comes in. Reading some lines and phrases in his books and blogs makes you feel of seeing how Jesus Christ would have handled issues at an almost personal level putting you at his shoes. This appeal is not without detractors as this kind of approach is in conflict with the policies of major Christian church like the Roman Catholic Church and the Protestant Church. His advocacies on church life are based on the spiritual principles of the New Testament. He emphasize on the headship of Christ, face-to-face community, the eternal purpose or grand mission of God, every member participating, and the priesthood of all believers.
His works have made him a well-read author among Christian especially on the subjects of supremacy of Jesus, living by the indwelling life of Christ, and the rediscovery of God's eternal purpose makes him a well-read author in the deeper Christian life and missional church movements. While his emphasis on church without clergy/laity divides in the New Testament and the participation of every Christian in church meetings makes him a well-read author in the organic church/house church/simple church movements as well as putting him with conflict on the major Christian religions.