Jesus Did It Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments for Christians [NOOK Book]

Overview

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Jesus Did It Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments for Christians

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$11.99
BN.com price

Overview

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble
Millions of people have read the ten paradoxical commandments that Kent M. Keith enumerated in his 2002 bestseller Anyway. Many readers asked if timeless principles such as "People are illogical, unreasonable and self-centered; love them anyway" might relate specifically to the Bible and Christian faith. In Jesus Did It Anyway, Keith offers an affirmative answer to that query. Drawing from stories from the Old and New Testaments, he connects his simple paradoxes to the straightforward message of the Scriptures. An inspiring read.
Publishers Weekly
The Paradoxical Commandments took on a life of their own after Keith wrote them as a Harvard sophomore more than 30 years ago. They became almost a law unto themselves for doing good despite people and circumstances. They were used by religious leaders across the globe, including Mother Teresa, to illustrate truths found in the Christian Bible. Now Keith writes his third book on the Paradoxical Commandments, this time relating them to Christian faith and the Bible. Keith, a person of faith himself, knows that people search for meaningful lives, and he uses his Paradoxical Commandments to help provide such meaning. Each chapter lists the commandment, then draws on a teaching of Jesus or other figures in the Christian Bible to help explain it. He uses the biblical stories of the prodigal son, David, Moses, Job and the "good Samaritan," among others, to illustrate the commandments. Keith's presentation is simple and straightforward, his links between each commandment and the Bible easy to understand if a bit obvious. This is a pleasing introduction to the Paradoxical Commandments, as well as an easy-to-swallow introduction to the Christian Scriptures. Study guides for each chapter move into deeper discussion and reflection. (Oct.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
In this sequel to the very popular Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments; Finding Personal Meaning in a Crazy World, Keith spells out the biblical bases for his assertions in the first book. While some may say that his "Commandments" are old news, this explicitly Christian counterpart to Anyway sheds important light on the crux of Christian theology: the unbearable paradoxes inherent in Christ's teaching, which was explicitly directed at those who were in the world but not of it. Keith's restatement of his ideas in a Christian context should find a wide audience. For most collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440628726
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/5/2006
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,308,879
  • File size: 161 KB

Meet the Author

Author and motivational speaker Kent M. Keith helps people find personal meaning and happiness in their lives and work. He earned his B.A. at Harvard and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and at Waseda University in Tokyo. He holds a law degree as well as a doctorate in education.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction : the ancient search for meaning 1
The call 9
In the world, not of the world 11
The message of Good Friday 23
The paradoxical commandment 29
Love them anyway 31
Do good anyway (1) 45
Succeed anyway 55
Do good anyway (2) 65
Be honest and frank anyway 79
Think big anyway 93
Fight for a few underdogs anyway 101
Build anyway 113
Help people anyway 121
Give the world the best you have anyway 131
Making a difference 145
Will you answer the call? 159
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)