The Community of Christ opens a new horizon for us in seeing Jesus' work as delivering a universal message for humanity beyond any religious doctrine. The book looks afresh at Jesus' mission on earth and questions the traditional focus on his death. Rather his work was to bring new life to this planet by his very presence:
"For it was his life that was at the heart of the message he had for humanity. He was so alive, more alive than any other human being, he shone with it. If his ministry has a central point, it is the Sermon on the Mount. For there he was as the morning sun. His very being was filled with such a light that it radiated across the world: subtly, invisibly, yet with unimaginable power."
This is a new vision of Jesus.