About You: Fully Human, Fully Alive

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"We yearn to be fully alive and fully human, but the very fact thatwe yearn for this means it is not an actuality. We want to be morethan we are, but are somehow less than we should be. We feel lessthan fully human, which is another way of saying we have somehowbeen dehumanized."
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In About You, Dick Staub addresses irreligious,religious, spiritual seekers, and all kinds of Christians, andshows us that Jesus came to satisfy our universal longing for afully human ...

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Overview

"We yearn to be fully alive and fully human, but the very fact thatwe yearn for this means it is not an actuality. We want to be morethan we are, but are somehow less than we should be. We feel lessthan fully human, which is another way of saying we have somehowbeen dehumanized."
from the Preface

In About You, Dick Staub addresses irreligious,religious, spiritual seekers, and all kinds of Christians, andshows us that Jesus came to satisfy our universal longing for afully human life, not to establish a narrow us-versus-themreligion. In short, Jesus didn't come to make us Christian; Jesuscame to make us fully human. In a fresh exploration of the ancientBiblical stories of creation, fall, and redemption, Staub explainsthat salvation is not about going to heaven when we die; it isabout a full and abundant life now. In practical, down-to-earthlanguage, About You deals with this concept on three levels:anthropologically (our common story and universal human needs),theologically (God's awareness and response to our needs), andpractically (how we can attain and maintain a more complete andsatisfying life).

From the author of Christian Wisdom of the Jedi Mastersand The Culturally Savvy Christian, this new book isdesigned to help those who are seeking a way to integrate both afully alive spirituality and a fully alive humanity—a waythat is embodied in the often-misunderstood life and teaching ofJesus Christ. This groundbreaking book illuminates the path towardbecoming the best version of yourself.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470481646
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/9/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,546,248
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

A noted interpreter of faith and culture, Dick Staub is an award-winning broadcaster, writer, and speaker who is fascinated with today's spiritual quest, so often disconnected from organized religion. He is the host of The Kindlings Muse podcast, an intelligent, imaginative, hospitable exploration of ideas, sparked by our shared experiences in art, movies, books, and music (www.TheKindlings.com). He is the author of Christian Wisdom of the Jedi Masters, The Culturally Savvy Christian (both from Jossey-Bass) and Too Christian, Too Pagan.

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Table of Contents

Preface: Our Shared Story ix

Acknowledgments xiii

I Human Potential and Our Universal Dilemma 1

1 You Are a Masterpiece 3

II Primal Humans: The Collective Memory of the Way We Were13

2 Created 15

3 In God's Image 29

4 Together 39

5 Our Ancestral Homeland 51

III The Human Problem: Our Devastating Diminishment andDehumanization 63

6 Fallen, Broken, and Sick unto Death 65

7 Alone in a Hostile Land 81

IV Your Path to Fully Human: The Way to Fully Alive and FullyHuman 97

8 Coming to Your Senses 99

9 Returning 107

10 Awaking from the Dead 121

V Progressing to Fully Human: Making All Things New131

11 The Humanizing Jesus 133

12 Restoring 149

13 Your Design, Your Destiny 165

14 And in the End, a Beginning 177

Afterword: A Creed for the Fully Human 193

Notes 195

The Author 207

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    Posted March 19, 2011

    Looks to the self instead of God for answers

    Disappointing.

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