Stranger God: Meeting Jesus in Disguise

Stranger God: Meeting Jesus in Disguise

by Richard Beck


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506433752
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 11/01/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 264,779
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Richard Beck is professor of psychology at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, and a popular blogger and speaker. He is the author of several books, including Unclean. His published research also covers topics as diverse as the psychology of profanity and why Christian bookstore art is so bad. Beck leads a Bible study each week for inmates at a maximum security prison.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Welcoming the Stranger God 1

Part I Entertaining Angels

1 Jesus in Disguise 17

2 The Circle of Our Affections 35

3 Yes, And 47

Part II The Emotional Battlefield

4 Hitler's Sweater and Cooties for Grown-Ups 65

5 Our Dirty Little Secret 79

6 The Murderer in Our Heart 95

7 Build That Wall! 103

8 Heart Triggers 113

9 Jesus, You Are Making Me Tired 129

Part III "I shall be Love"

10 Searching for the Science of Love 139

11 The Heart of the Church 151

12 The Elevator to Jesus 163

Part IV Practicing Hospitality

13 Seeing 179

14 Stopping 191

15 Approaching 199

Part V How to Save the World

16 Love Locally 209

17 Blest Be the (Weak) Tie That Binds 221

Conclusion: The Kindness Revolution 237

A Note About the Cover 242

Acknowledgments 243

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