The Passionate Jesus: What We Can Learn from Jesus about Love, Fear, Grief, Joy and Living Authentically

The Passionate Jesus: What We Can Learn from Jesus about Love, Fear, Grief, Joy and Living Authentically

by Peter Wallace

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The Passionate Jesus: What We Can Learn from Jesus about Love, Fear, Grief, Joy and Living Authentically by Peter Wallace

A fresh and moving portrait of Jesus as a model for how to live more authentic, honest and meaningful lives by fully experiencing our emotions in the love of God.

Many depictions of Jesus show him as a character who coolly and calmly floats above the grit and grime of human existence. He doesn't hurt, he doesn't fear, he doesn't laugh, and most tragically, he doesn't love very passionately. He seems not to feel at all. But a closer look at the Bible reveals something surprisingly different.

In this eye-opening spiritual study, Peter Wallace examines Jesus's actions rather than just his teachings to uncover a passionate figure who was involved, present, connected, honest and direct with others. He was one who was “deeply moved,” as the writer of John's gospel put it—one who knew and embodied the emotions he felt and expressed them in honest, clear and life-giving ways.

Through Wallace's deeply personal insights and compelling stories and examples, you will be encouraged to model this passionate Jesus by building personal authenticity in every area of your own life, particularly in your self-acceptance and self-expression, your relationships with others and, above all, your relationship with God.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594733932
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 792,024
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

The Rev. Peter Wallace is host and executive producer of the acclaimed ecumenical radio ministry Day1, and president of the Alliance for Christian Media in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the author of eight books, including Living Loved: Knowing Jesus as the Lover of Your Soul.

Table of Contents

cknowledgments vii

A Personal Word of Introduction ix

1 Understanding Our Emotions 1

2 Love: Vie Centerpiece of Life 11

3 Anger: In Defense of Justice 43

4 Fear: Energizing and Empowering a Deeper Faith 82

5 Grief: Being Present to the Process in Hope 115

6 Joy: Savoring God's Gifts 139

Conclusion: Living Authentically 159

Notes 168

Suggestions for Further Reading 172

Scripture Index 174

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