Today we seem to have lost this powerful pattern of self-giving love, focusing on truth at the expense of mercy or on mercy at the expense of truth, and often failing to build genuine, lasting relationships with the people around us.
In The God Impulse, Jack Alexander helps us recover Jesus's model, showing through biblical and modern real-life stories that God's first impulse toward us is mercy. He then sets forth a pattern for us to follow--to see, go, do, and endure--that not only spreads truth and love to those around us who are suffering but also causes them to gasp in amazement and consider the claims of the gospel for themselves.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
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About the Author
Jack Alexander is chairman of the Reimagine Group and has rich experience leading a variety of businesses. A previous recipient of an Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year Award, he is a regular speaker, coach, and advisor. He and his wife, Lisa, live in Atlanta. They have three grown sons and five grandchildren.
Table of Contents
Foreword Walter Brueggemann 11
Introduction: Do We Bring Hope and Healing? 17
1 The God Impulse 27
Part 1 See: The Disposition of Mercy
2 Eight Seconds to See 49
3 The Womb: Feeling Mercy for the Poor and Distressed 73
Part 2 Go: The Discovery of Mercy
4 The Last Hour 103
5 A Price Paid: Thinking Mercy for Fellow Sinners 125
Part 3 Do: The Displacement of Mercy
6 In the Game 153
7 Hallelujah: Divine Mercy for Our Enemies 173
Part 4 Endure: The Discipline of Mercy
8 The Two Deals 197
9 The Covenant of Intimacy 217
Conclusion: Gasp! 237