Jesus: The Story You Thought You Knew

Jesus: The Story You Thought You Knew

by Deacon Keith Strohm


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Jesus: The Story You Thought You Knew by Deacon Keith Strohm

Are you restless and looking for more out of life? Do you desire a deeper experience of God's love and mercy? Have you been searching for freedom, peace, fulfillment, and joy? You can find all of these things in the story of Jesus Christ. But be aware-it's nothing like you're expecting. In Jesus: The Story You Thought You Knew, Deacon Keith Strohm invites you not just to read about Jesus, but to have a transformative encounter with him. This isn't a book of theology, or an abstract story with little impact on your real life. It is the story that can and will transform you if you're open to it. In these pages, you will discover who you truly are and what you were created for. You will meet Jesus, not simply as an historical figure, but as our living and present Savior and friend. Encounter-again, or for the first time-Jesus Christ, who lives … and changes lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681920764
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date: 01/27/2017
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 282,062
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Deacon Keith Strohm is a deacon for the Archdiocese of Chicago and the former Director of the Office for the New Evangelization in Chicago. A well-known international speaker and conference keynote, he has helped tens of thousands of men and women hear the Gospel message and encounter the mercy, love, and power of Jesus Christ. He is a co-author, along with six other collaborators, with Sherry Weddell for the book Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples-a follow-up to the bestselling book, Forming Intentional Disciples.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book 13

Introduction 15

Chapter 1 The Kingdom: God's Gift to Us 21

Chapter 2 Jesus: The Embodiment of the Kingdom 35

Chapter 3 Jesus: The Kingdom in Word and Deed 53

Chapter 4 Jesus Embraces the Cross 63

Chapter 5 The Kingdom Cannot Be Contained-Resurrection 87

Chapter 6 Jesus Invites Us into a Relationship 103

Chapter 7 Jesus Asks for Our Repentance 117

Chapter 8 Jesus Gives Us His Spirit 129

Chapter 9 Jesus Calls Us into a Life of Discipleship 143

Appendix: Summary of the Great Story 157

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