Jesus with Dirty Feet: A Down-to-Earth Look at Christianity for the Curious & Skeptical

Jesus with Dirty Feet: A Down-to-Earth Look at Christianity for the Curious & Skeptical

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by Don Everts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0830822062

ISBN-13: 9780830822065

Pub. Date: 04/01/1999

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Most folks think of Jesus as the man who started Christianity.

But it turns out he wasn't just a man,
and he didn't just start Christianity.

Most folks think of Jesus as an other-worldly religious leader,
a great moral teacher,
or maybe they don't think of him at all.

But he had dirty feet,
partied,
cooked breakfast and got himself killed.

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Overview

Most folks think of Jesus as the man who started Christianity.

But it turns out he wasn't just a man,
and he didn't just start Christianity.

Most folks think of Jesus as an other-worldly religious leader,
a great moral teacher,
or maybe they don't think of him at all.

But he had dirty feet,
partied,
cooked breakfast and got himself killed.

Who was this guy?
Why did people hate him so much?

And why should I care?

Whether you've never looked closely at the Christian faith or you've dismissed it as irrelevant, you owe yourself a glance at a Jesus unencumbered by stereotypes. You might be surprised at what you see.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830822065
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Pages:
125
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Christianity: Smelly Fishermen
2. Jesus: God's Dirty Feet
3. Christians: Aliens!
4. Repentance: 180 Degrees
5. Church: The Tribe
6. Prayer: Blue-Collar Spirituality
7. The Bible: Dripping Pages
8. Salvation: Grassy Feast
Afterword
Biblical References

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Jesus with Dirty Feet: A Down-to-Earth Look at Christianity for the Curious & Skeptical 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Theophilusfamily More than 1 year ago
    Jesus with Dirty Feet is a book of sensitive straight-talk. At first I was going to say that Don Everets takes us back to "bare bones Christianity," but that's not the best phrase. He isn't explaining the skeletal structure of a religion, he's painting a portrait of a people and their King.  He starts with one Man (who had been born on a specific day in history- unmarked except that shepherds saw angels, in an ordinary birth as women know it, but to a virgin girl) and the Man is now grown up and spreading Good News. His message is disarming and terrifying, simple and risky. It demands your whole life but he tells you to give it day by day. Jesus said "Follow me."  And people did. And do. Always they follow with fear and desires waging war inside them, with pain and sickness crippling them, with poverty or wealth distracting them, with liberal and conservative politics mixing into the faith and skewing things and with pettiness and large hearted generosity mingled together.  As Rich Mullins sang, "I may falter in my steps, but never beyond Your reach."  And along the way we- those people- picked up steeples and Sunday clothes and systematic theology, and we try so hard to make Christian nations and explain God's word.  And we forget the Man who is the Only Reason to be a Christian. (This man who was so crazy and unquestionably Good that He must be God.) And whenever we glimpse Him again, we find Him perpetually startling and infinitely comforting. This book helps.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is truly a great one. It won't be overwhelming (an hour or two to read), but is quite thought provoking. The author interprets our 'Christianeze' into its bottom-line meaning. You can't miss this book! You'll definitely want to give this book to your skeptical friends...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Whether you are a devoted christian, a "christian", or just someone who doesn't have a clue about Jesus and his whole "deal", this book has all the answers. It is packed with straight forward, in-your-face facts, and has answers to every single subject you could possibly have a question on. If you have questions, aren't sure what christianity is, or are just looking for a good book to read, this is most definately it. You won't be let down.