The Jesus I Never Knew

  • Filename: the-jesus-i-never-knew.
  • ISBN: 9780310385707
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Philip Yancey
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



Who is Jesus to you? A spiritual superman or a revolutionary? And if you lived when He walked the earth, how would you have seen Him then? Philip Yancy takes an intimate look at Jesus' life - from His family and teachings to His death and resurrection. Your stereotypes will be challenged and your comfort zones eroded with startlingly fresh perspectives on the authentic Jesus and His sayings. Christians will discover that Jesus was far more than they ever imagined - more disturbing, more comforting, and more satisfying. Open your mind and your heart to a renewed passion for Christ.

The Jesus I Never Knew

  • Filename: the-jesus-i-never-knew.
  • ISBN: 9780310295815
  • Release Date: 2008-09-09
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Philip Yancey
  • Publisher: Zondervan



“There is no writer in the evangelical world that I admire and appreciate more.” Billy Graham Philip Yancey helps reveal what two thousand years of history covered up What happens when a respected Christian journalist decides to put his preconceptions aside and take a long look at the Jesus described in the Gospels? How does the Jesus of the New Testament compare to the “new, rediscovered” Jesus—or even the Jesus we think we know so well? Philip Yancey offers a new and different perspective on the life of Christ and his work—his teachings, his miracles, his death and resurrection—and ultimately, who he was and why he came. From the manger in Bethlehem to the cross in Jerusalem, Yancey presents a complex character who generates questions as well as answers; a disturbing and exhilarating Jesus who wants to radically transform your life and stretch your faith. The Jesus I Never Knew uncovers a Jesus who is brilliant, creative, challenging, fearless, compassionate, unpredictable, and ultimately satisfying. “No one who meets Jesus ever stays the same,” says Yancey. “Jesus has rocked my own preconceptions and has made me ask hard questions about why those of us who bear his name don’t do a better job of following him.”

THE JESUS I NEVER KNEW

  • Filename: the-jesus-i-never-knew.
  • ISBN: 9780310219231
  • Release Date: 2002-02-01
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Philip Yancey
  • Publisher: Zondervan



Philip Yancey reveals the real Jesus beyond the stereotypes, revolutionizing the reader's passion for Christ.

The Jesus I Never Knew Study Guide

  • Filename: the-jesus-i-never-knew-study-guide.
  • ISBN: 9780310866398
  • Release Date: 2010-02-23
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author: Philip Yancey
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



Voted Book of the Year Philip Yancey’s bestselling book The Jesus I Never Knew peeled away popular stereotypes to present a brilliant and fascinating portrait of Christ. Now individuals and groups can join Yancey in this probing look at Jesus Christ—his teachings, his miracles, his death and resurrection, and ultimately, who he was and why he came. This study guide helps readers press beyond the traditional picture to uncover a Jesus who is brilliant, creative, challenging, fearless, compassionate, unpredictable, and ultimately satisfying. Each chapter begins with Yancey’s reflections on rediscovering Jesus. Questions that stimulate journaling follow, with note-writing sections that assist the reader in · Seeing Jesus through Scripture · Looking at Jesus Within and Without · Being Seen by Jesus · Further Glimpses of Jesus · Gazing on Jesus This Week Also included are Yancey’s suggestions for viewing Hollywood films on Jesus, with optional directions about film usage in studying The Jesus I Never Knew.

The God I Never Knew

  • Filename: the-god-i-never-knew.
  • ISBN: 9780307729705
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 209
  • Author: Robert Morris
  • Publisher: Waterbrook Press



Morris clearly explains that the Holy Spirit's chief desire is for relationships--to offer us the encouragement and guidance of a trusted friend. This insightful and biblically-based book moves beyond theological jargon, religious tradition, and cultural misconceptions to clarify what the Holy Spirit promises to do in the lives of Christians.

Jesus Centered Life

  • Filename: jesus-centered-life.
  • ISBN: 9781470728281
  • Release Date: 2016-03-01
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Rick Lawrence
  • Publisher: Group Publishing, Inc.



You know Jesus, You think he’s a nice guy,and you never forget his birthday.But the truth is...you want more than that. You’re bored. Exhausted. Tired of the grind. You’re done with hearing about Jesus in sermons. Reading about Jesus in devotions. You want to encounter Jesus—and know him for who he really is. You want to experience Jesus’ love, not just admire him. To become a follower, not just a fan. The Jesus-Centered Life... • invites you into wonder as you explore the magnetic force of the real Jesus • frees you from a “trying harder to get better” lifestyle, so you can follow Jesus instead • walks you through one-of-a-kind practices that lead you into actual encounters with Jesus Packed with easy, natural, everyday life practices that transform how you see Jesus, The Jesus-Centered Life is the perfect antidote for a ho-hum connection to Jesus—a fresh invitation for you to make Jesus the center of your life. This book helps you chart a clear, fulfilling path straight to the Jesus who loves you.

Lost Christianities

  • Filename: lost-christianities.
  • ISBN: 0195182499
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 294
  • Author: Bart D. Ehrman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA



An intriguing look at the early history of the Christian Church provides a study of these ancient forms of Christianity and how they came to be suppressed, reformed, or forgotten, discussing their key texts, theological beliefs, conflict with orthodoxy, historical development, and more. History Dual Main. (Religion--Christianity)

The God We Never Knew

  • Filename: the-god-we-never-knew.
  • ISBN: 9780061972874
  • Release Date: 2009-10-06
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Marcus J. Borg
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



How to have faith—or even think about God—without having to stifle modern rational thought is one of the most vital challenges facing many of us today. Marcus J. Borg, author of the bestselling Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, traces his personal spiritual journey to the discovery of an authentic yet fully contemporary understanding of God. In a compelling, readable way, he leads us from the distant, authoritarian God of our childhood to an equally powerful, dynamic adult image of God—"the beyond in our midst," the life spirit that is within us and all around us—that reconciles faith with science, history, critical thinking, and religious pluralism.

Prayer

  • Filename: prayer.
  • ISBN: 9780310296102
  • Release Date: 2008-09-09
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Philip Yancey
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



In his most powerful message since What’s So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew, Philip Yancey explores the intimate place where God and humans meet in this Prayer Ebook. Polls reveal that 90 percent of people pray. Yet prayer, which should be the most nourishing and uplifting time of the believer’s day, can also be frustrating, confusing, and fraught with mystery. Yancey probes such questions as: •Is God listening? •Why should God care about me? •If God knows everything, what’s the point of prayer? •Why do answers to prayer seem so inconsistent? •Why does God sometimes seem close and sometimes seem far away? •How can I make prayer more satisfying? Yancey tackles the tough questions and in the process comes up with a fresh new approach to this timeless topic. “I have learned to pray as a privilege, not a duty,” he says, and he invites you to join him on this all-important journey.

What s So Amazing about Grace Study Guide

  • Filename: what-s-so-amazing-about-grace-study-guide.
  • ISBN: 0310219043
  • Release Date: 1998-03-01
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Philip Yancey
  • Publisher:



We speak of grace often. But do we understand it? More important, do we truly believe in it . . . and do our lives proclaim it as powerfully as our words? In What's So Amazing About Grace?, award-winning author Philip Yancey explores grace at street level. If grace is God's love for the undeserving, he asks, then what does it look like in action? And if Christians are its sole dispensers, then how are we doing at lavishing grace on a cruel and pain-filled world? In fourteen sessions, this study guide will help you to interact deeply with Yancey's most personal and provocative book yet. If you're willing to leave your comfort zone to embrace a more vigorous, passionate Christianity -- read on. And prepare to grapple with grace and "un-grace" on a personal level. You'll consider how you can contend graciously with today's tough moral issues. And you'll discover how you can become Christ's answer to a world that desperately wants to know, What's So Amazing About Grace?

Grieving the Child I Never Knew

  • Filename: grieving-the-child-i-never-knew.
  • ISBN: 9780310872528
  • Release Date: 2010-06-01
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Kathe Wunnenberg
  • Publisher: Zondervan



When the anticipation of your child’s birth turns into the grief of miscarriage, tubal pregnancy, stillbirth, or early infant death, no words on earth can ease your loss. But there is strength and encouragement in the wisdom of others who have been there and found that God’s comfort is real. Having experienced three miscarriages and the death of an infant son, Kathe Wunnenberg knows the deep anguish of losing a child. Grieving the Child I Never Knew was born from her personal journey through sorrow. It is a wise and tender companion for mothers whose hearts have been broken--mothers like you whose dreams have been shattered and who wonder how to go on. This devotional collection will help you grieve honestly and well. With seasoned insights and gentle questions, it invites you to present your hurts before God, and to receive over time the healing that He alone can--and will--provide. Each devotion includes: * Scripture passage and prayer * "Steps Toward Healing" questions * Space for journaling Readings for holidays and special occasions also included

A Mormon s Unexpected Journey

  • Filename: a-mormon-s-unexpected-journey.
  • ISBN: 9781579219048
  • Release Date: 2010-06
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Author: Carma Naylor
  • Publisher: WinePress Publishing



A Mormon's Unexpected Journey: Finding the Grace I Never Knew is the personal account of a woman who loved her LDS faith, believed in it and lived for it, yet honestly faced the truth of God's Word. Written as a "theological autobiography," Carma's account is accompanied by the powerful Scriptures that changed her thinking. This journey of discovery written in two volumes, is woven throughout with compelling storylines of Carma's family and her own heartfelt quest when her strong religious convictions were reversed. --from author website.

Vanishing Grace

  • Filename: vanishing-grace.
  • ISBN: 9780310339359
  • Release Date: 2014-10-21
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Philip Yancey
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



“Why does the church stir up such negative feelings?” Philip Yancey has been asking this all his life as a journalist. His perennial question is more relevant now than ever: in a twenty-year span starting in the mid-nineties, research shows that favorable opinions of Christianity have plummeted drastically—and opinions of Evangelicals have taken even deeper dives. The end of the politics-oriented Evangelicalism that was so dominant in the second half of the 20th century is a strong example that we are living in a post-Christian culture. Yet while the opinions about Christianity are dropping, interest in spirituality is rising. Why the disconnect? Why are so many asking, “What’s so good about the “Good News?” Yancey’s writing has focused on the search for honest faith that makes a difference for a world in pain. In his landmark book What’s So Amazing about Grace he issued a call for Christians to be as grace-filled in their behavior as they are in declaring their beliefs. But people inside and outside the church are still thirsty for grace. What the church lacked in its heyday is now exactly what it needs to recover to thrive. Grace can bring together Christianity and our post-Christian culture, inviting outsiders as well as insiders to take a deep second look at why our faith matters and about what could reignite its appeal to future generations. How can Christians offer grace in a way that is compelling to a jaded society? And how can they make a difference in a world that cries out in need? Yancey aims this book at Christian readers, showing them how Christians have lost respect, influence, and reputation in a newly post-Christian culture. “Why do they hate us so much?” mystified Americans ask about the rest of the world. A similar question applies to evangelicals in America. Yancey explores what may have contributed to hostility toward Evangelicals, especially in their mixing of faith and politics instead of embracing more grace-filled ways of presenting the gospel. He offers illuminating stories of how faith can be expressed in ways that disarm even the most cynical critics. Then he explores what is Good News and what is worth preserving in a culture that thinks it has rejected Christian faith.

The Question that Never Goes Away

  • Filename: the-question-that-never-goes-away.
  • ISBN: 9781444788563
  • Release Date: 2013-12-05
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Philip Yancey
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



Some days, the news seems too much to bear. Yet another tsunami or earthquake or flood or fire or war atrocity. One more gun-toting madman stalking young people in idyllic Norway or moviegoers in Colorado or schoolchildren in Newtown, Connecticut. We turn off the news only to get a phone call about expectant parents with a stillborn baby, or a loved one whose cancer has returned. If we have faith in God, it gets shaken to the core. What was God doing in the moment when that tragedy could have been prevented? If we can't trust God to keep our children safe or our loved ones from dying in agony, what can we trust God for? In his classic book WHERE IS GOD WHEN IT HURTS?, Philip Yancey gave us permission to doubt, reasons not to abandon faith, and practical ways to reach out to hurting people. Now, with new perspectives and stories gathered across nearly twenty-five years, once again he tackles the hard questions head-on. His visits to three places in 2012 raised the old problems with new urgency. More veteran pilgrim than curious journalist in his later years, Yancey faces with his trademark honesty the issues that often undermine faith, yet he emerges with comfort and hope. Along the way, he shows that Christians have an important role to play in bringing healing to a deeply wounded world. There are hopeful reasons to ask, once again, the question that never goes away...

The Jesus You Never Knew

  • Filename: the-jesus-you-never-knew.
  • ISBN: 9781479722716
  • Release Date: 2012-09
  • Number of pages: 492
  • Author: Dr. Henry DePetro
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation



In the hearts of all mankind, of whatever race or station in life, there -. are inexpressible longings for something they do not now possess. This longing is implanted in the very constitution of man by a merciful God, that man may not be satisfied with his present conditions or attainments, whether bad, or good, or better. God desires that the human shallseek the best, and find it to the eternal blessing of his soul. Satan, by wily scheme and craft, has perverted these longings of the human heart. He makes men believe that this desire may be satisfied by pleasure, by wealth, by-ease, by fame, by power; but those who have been thus deceived by him (and they number myriads) find all these things pall upon the sense, leaving the soul as barren and unsatisfied as before. It is God's design that this longing of the human heart should lead to the One, who alone is able to satisfy it. The desire is of Him that it may lead to Him, the fullness and fulfillment of that desire. That fullness is found in Jesus the Christ, the Son of the Eternal God. "Forit was the good pleasure of the Father that in Him should all the fullness dwell;" "for in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily." And it is also true that "in Him ye are made full" with respect to every desire divinely implanted and normally followed. Haggai calls Him "the Desire of all nations," and we may well call Him "the Desire of all ages," even as He is "the King of ages." It is the purpose of this book to set forth Jesus Christ as the One in whom every longing may be satisfied. There is many a "Life of Christ" written, excellent, books, large funds of information, elaborate 'essays on chronology and contemporaneous history, customs, and events, with much of the teaching and many glimpses of the many-sided life of Jesus of Nazareth. Yet it may be truly.said, "The half has never been told." It is not, however, the purpose of this work to set forth a harmony of the Gospels, or even to give in stricdy chronological order the important events and wonderful Iessons of the life of Christ; its purpose is to present the love of God as revealed in His Son, the divine beauty of life of Christ, of which a1l may partake,and not to satisfy the desires of the .merely curious nor the questionings of critics. But even as . the attraetl.on of His own goodness of character Jesus drew His disciples unto himself, and his personal presence by His sympathetic touch and feeling in all their infirmities and needs, and by his constantassocaition, transformed their characters from the erathly to the heavenly, from the selfish to the sacrificing, from the small hearted ignorance and prejudice to largehearted knowledge and profound love for soulsof all nations and races, even so it is the purpose of this book so to presentthe blessed Redeemer as to helpthe readerto come to Him face to face, herat to heart, and find in Him even as did the diciples of old, Jesus the Mighty One, who saves "ot the uttermost," and transforms to HIs own divine image all of those who come unto God by Him. Yet how impossibleit is to revealHis life! It is like attemptingto putupos canvas the livingrainbow; into charaters of black and white the sweetest music.

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