Beatitude: Relearning Jesus through Truth, Contradiction, and a Folded Dollar Bill by Matthew Paul Turner, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Beatitude: Relearning Jesus through Truth, Contradiction, and a Folded Dollar Bill

Beatitude: Relearning Jesus through Truth, Contradiction, and a Folded Dollar Bill

by Matthew Paul Turner
     
 
Because the Beatitudes in Matthew 5 are so frequently heard or read, they are often taken for granted. But these familiar sayings are the core of Jesus' backward message to the world. In Beatitude, Matthew Paul Turner invites readers to rediscover the wonder and magic of Jesus' message. Through astute and witty reflections, Turner pulls the reader into this

Overview

Because the Beatitudes in Matthew 5 are so frequently heard or read, they are often taken for granted. But these familiar sayings are the core of Jesus' backward message to the world. In Beatitude, Matthew Paul Turner invites readers to rediscover the wonder and magic of Jesus' message. Through astute and witty reflections, Turner pulls the reader into this "relearning" of the Jesus we thought we knew. Beatitude will leave readers thirsting for their own encounters with God and aware of the impressions they leave behind for others.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Mix together personal stories, scripture from The Message version of the Bible, online conversations and short interviews and you'll have this eclectic take on the Beatitudes. He believes we've lost the magic in our faith (thus the reference to the "folded dollar bill" trick in the title), so he focuses on what this magic might look like in people's lives. Those who evince this magic see Christianity as a journey, rather than a destination, and unstintingly offer undeserved grace, unconditional love and mercy to others. Turner, a contributor to Relevant magazine and author of several books (Provocative Faith; The Christian Culture Survival Guide), cites his sometimes difficult years in a fundamentalist church with maturity and a lack of bitterness. Rather than spending time regretting the legalism, he focuses on the people who showed him the love of Jesus through the way they lived. He's not afraid to expose his own shortcomings; he refers to his own past struggles with porn and recounts being fired from the Christian music magazine CCM. His breezy, warm, conversational style should especially endear him to those under 35. Turner is one of Christianity's fresh voices in the tradition of Rob Bell, Brian McLaren and Donald Miller. (Oct.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800730932
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
213
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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