Getting Your Feet Dirty: A Down-to-Earth Look at Following Jesus

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On one momentous day two thousand years ago, all at once, three thousand people decided to follow Jesus.

What was all that about? What were they getting themselves into? What is it like to follow Jesus—then and now?

Don Everts paints a picture of following Jesus by looking at the experiences of the earliest Christians. He recounts what happened, what they believed, what they did next and what it all might mean...

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Overview

On one momentous day two thousand years ago, all at once, three thousand people decided to follow Jesus.

What was all that about? What were they getting themselves into? What is it like to follow Jesus—then and now?

Don Everts paints a picture of following Jesus by looking at the experiences of the earliest Christians. He recounts what happened, what they believed, what they did next and what it all might mean for you.

Becoming a follower of Jesus can be as dramatic as welcoming a newborn baby. Discover here the wonder of birth and the joy of being alive in Christ.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830836048
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/2007
  • Pages: 132
  • Sales rank: 1,235,926
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Don Everts is Minister of Outreach at Bonhomme Presbyterian Church in Chesterfield, Missouri, where he spends time cultivating relationships with people who are generally skeptical Christians with a passion for evangelism and global justice. He previously served as an area director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in Boulder, Colorado.

Most of Don's books are inspired by students. Jesus with Dirty Feet came from a summer of pick-up basketball with a group of Boulder locals. The Smell of Sin came from helping college men through temptations. The One Guy's Head Series came from an argument with a friend.

In college, Don majored in English and enjoyed courses in philosophy, religion and sociology. He loves books and reads broadly—from Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky to cyberpunk writer William Gibson. National Geographic and Wired are among his favorite magazines.

Don Everts's latest work for Likewise is the One Guy's Head Series.

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Table of Contents

Welcome to the Delivery Room (An Introduction)The Wonder of Birth
1. The Action: What Happened Back Then?
2. The Noise: Are You Guys Drunk or What?
3. The Story: Can You Just Start Over At the Beginning?
4. The Call: Where Do I Sign Up? The Joy of Being Alive
5. The Apostles' Teaching: Playing a Two-Thousand-Year-Old Game of Telephone
6. The Fellowship: The Spirituality of the Kitchen Table
7. The Breaking of Bread: Chew on This for Awhile
8. The Prayers: Whispering Together With God
The Rest of the Story (A Conclusion)
What About Us? (Implications for Churches)

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