Wholly Jesus: His Surprising Approach to Wholeness ... and Why it Matters Todayby Mark Foreman
Pub. Date: 10/01/2008
Publisher: Ampelon Publishing, LLC
Western Culture Has Largely Reduced Jesus to Being an Other-Worldly Savior of the Soul Pointing the Way to Heaven. But the Messiah was Far More. Ancient Followers Knew Jesus as One Who Came to Redeem Humanity Physically, Mentally, Spiritually and Culturally.
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- 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements 6 Foreword Jon Foreman Tim Foreman 7 Chapter 0 Inspiring Unintended Moments Gabe Lyons 13 Part I Why Wholeness Matters Chapter 1 The Whole World Has Gone Whole 19 Chapter 2 Old Chewing Gum: Wholeness and Salvation 27 Chapter 3 Pirates, Mutiny and Mutation: How Broken Are We? 41 Chapter 4 Broken Masterpieces: What Does a Whole Person Look Like? 55 Part II How Jesus Defined Wholeness Chapter 5 The Invasion Has Begun 73 Chapter 6 Wholly Jesus in a Material World 91 Chapter 7 Mangers, Mustard Seeds, Children and Crosses 105 Chapter 8 The Wholly Trojan Horse 117 Part III How Half People Become Whole Chapter 9 Raising the Bar to Normal 131 Chapter 10 Becoming Spirit People 149 Chapter 11 Risk, Sacrifice and Wholly Transformation 165 Chapter 12 Building a Church Without Walls 187 Chapter 13 Wholeness Will Prevail 205 Notes 221
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This book encourages us to shed our stereotypical ways of presenting Jesus to the world and instead get to know Him as He really is. Wholly Jesus addresses much of the language and practices in the church that seem just "not right" in light of scripture. It's been helpful to me in learning to live with the tension of how things are and how they were meant to be, and a challenging call to fulfill His mission to bring wholeness to our broken world. I would recommend it to anyone who is serious about following Jesus, but still haven't found what they're looking for in the church (credit to Bono).