The Likeable Christian: A Journey Toward the Radical Love Jesus Taught Us to Live

The Likeable Christian: A Journey Toward the Radical Love Jesus Taught Us to Live


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It’s time for a rethink.
For those of us seeking to live a life that is pleasing to God, it’s tempting to get caught up in the specifics—how to vote, which church to attend, how to do communion. And while none of these concerns are unimportant, they’re not nearly as important as the greatest command we have ever been given: Love God and love one another. That’s likeability.
Likeability isn’t easy, but in The Likeable Christian Justin Lathrop discusses ways to glorify God in our everyday lives by living more like Christ, actually doing what He did, and loving people the way He loved them. When we live like that, we can be free, because the rest is up to Him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781680670455
Publisher: Salubris Resources
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

With over a dozen years in local church ministry, Justin Lathrop has spent the last several years starting businesses and ministries that partner with pastors and churches to advance God’s kingdom. He is the founder of (now Vanderbloemen Search), Oaks School of Leadership, and, and is intensely involved in his local church, The Oaks Fellowship in Red Oak, Texas. Justin lives to make strategic connections for greater global impact. He serves in the area of strategic relations for organizations like the Assemblies of God, Leadership Network, and Convoy of Hope.

About the Foreword Author

Sweet currently serves as the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew Theological School at Drew University, in Madison, New Jersey; and a visiting distinguished professor at George Fox University in Portland, Oregon. He is the founder and president of SpiritVenture Ministries.  

He is the bestselling author of more than sixty books including Soul Tsunami and hundreds of articles. He has over 1,000 published sermons, and currently is the chief weekly contributor to the lectionary-based Sweet has weekly podcasting on iTunesU entitled Napkin Scribbles.

Sweet is an honors and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Richmond. He earned an MDiv from Colgate/Rochester/Bexley Hall/Crozer and a PhD from the University of Rochester. Sweet is the recipient of honorary Doctorates of Divinity from University of Richmond, Baker University, Lebanon Valley College, Coe College, and Otterbein College.

He currently resides on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands, Washington.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1

Introduction 5

Chapter 1 The Dilemma 11

Chapter 2 Myths of Likeability 25

Chapter 3 A Strong Foundation 39

Chapter 4 The Importance of Generosity 49

Chapter 5 They Won't Follow If You Don't Love 63

Chapter 6 Eat with Sinners 77

Chapter 7 Discovering Ourselves 89

Chapter 8 Problem Solver 107

Chapter 9 Your Problem Is My Problem 121

Chapter 10 What Likeability Does 135

Endnotes 147

About the Author 149

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