Being Human: The Image of the Serving God

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"I believe what Jesus taught. That's why I don't go to church." Seeing the obvious differences between what Jesus taught and what his followers do, many despair of finding a genuine Christian community.

Under the radar of popular culture, however, lies another way to be Christian-a radical departure from as-seen-on-TV Christianity. Being Human offers a compelling vision of what it means to believe in Jesus in the modern world.

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Overview

"I believe what Jesus taught. That's why I don't go to church." Seeing the obvious differences between what Jesus taught and what his followers do, many despair of finding a genuine Christian community.

Under the radar of popular culture, however, lies another way to be Christian-a radical departure from as-seen-on-TV Christianity. Being Human offers a compelling vision of what it means to believe in Jesus in the modern world.

Terry Kyllo invites readers to explore Jesus' profound revelation of the Serving God-that is, a God utterly committed to loving and healing everyone and everything. We are made in this God's image. With this God we serve the world. And through this God we find purpose, meaning, and joy.
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Editorial Reviews

Martin Eldred
I must congratulate Pastor Kyllo on this excellent introduction to Christian life and thought. Written with the "seeker" in mind (people interested but uncertain about and perhaps even suspect of "organized religion"), this book presents the basics of the faith in clear, non-technical language. He seeks to address some of the distrust issues that many in our culture have regarding the church and does it without condescending or over technical language.

This is a book that made me think,
Midwest Book Review
In Being Human: The Image of The Serving God, Lutheran pastor Terry Kyllo invites the reader to explore Jesus' profound relation of the Serving God. A God utterly committed to loving and healing everyone and everything think in a contemporary world that seems intent upon inflicting damage to the hopes, aspirations, and spiritual lives of the Christian community. Very highly recommended reading for Christians of all denominations and traditions, Being Human offers a compelling vision of just what
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583850572
  • Publisher: Cold Tree Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Pages: 131
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry Kyllo attended seminary at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, receiving his Masters of Divinity (a four-year degree required for Lutheran ordination) in 1991. Terry serves as a pastor of an ecumenical partnership of five churches in the Skagit Valley of Washington state. As pastor he helps imagine, support, equip, and oversee all the baptized in ministry as all participate in God’s love for and healing of the world.
Terry grew up in Lacrosse, Washington, a wheat-farming town of 300 people in southeastern corner of the state. His father was a custodian at the school, and his mother was a homemaker who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when Terry was five. From the experience of his mother’s illness, Terry learned that life is fragile and is to be honored. He is still learning from his father’s faithfulness in the midst of illness.
Terry’s path to pastoral vocation began when in high school he was told that he could not accept evolutionary theory and be a Christian. This created a tension in his life between Christianity and the modern world that led him away from Christianity for a time. Eventually realizing that it must be possible to both be a Christian and live in today’s world, he engaged in conversation and study to discover the underlying bases for these seemingly contradictory viewpoints and to reconcile those ideas. Terry's second book is Apprenticeship: Embracing Life and Practicing Humanity in the Way of Jesus.
Terry lives in Anacortes, Washington, with his wife and their two children.
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