Unshockable Love: How Jesus Changes the World through Imperfect People

Unshockable Love: How Jesus Changes the World through Imperfect People

by John Burke


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Why were sinners so attracted to Jesus yet repelled by the religious? It had everything to do with the heart of Jesus. They sensed that Jesus was for them—not against them. When broken, sinful people feel repelled by Christians, we must assess whether our hearts reveal the heart of God or reflect the heart of the Pharisees. Through this engaging study of Jesus's encounters with imperfect people, combined with real-life stories of ordinary people having Christlike impact, readers will learn how to show unshockable love toward those around them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801016509
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 512,725
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

John Burke is the New York Times bestselling author of Imagine Heaven, No Perfect People Allowed, Soul Revolution, and Unshockable Love. The founder with his wife, Kathy, of Gateway Church in Austin, Texas, John is also the president of Gateway Leadership Initiative (GLI), a nonprofit organization. As an international speaker, John has addressed hundreds of thousands of people in twenty countries on topics of leadership and spiritual growth. He and his family live in Austin, Texas.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Do You Follow Jesus? 11

Part 1 Seeing Through the Eyes of Jesus 17

1 A Glutton, Drunk, and Friend of Sinners 19

2 Unshockable 37

3 restoring Value 51

4 Calling Out the Masterpiece 71

5 Speaking Truth in Love 89

6 Respecting Freedom 105

7 Sharing Their Pain 125

8 Sharing Jesus' Good Message 147

9 Hardened Hearts and the Hammer of Truth 171

Part 2 On Mission With Jesus 187

10 Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things 193

11 Create Relational Momentum 207

12 Serve Your Neighbors With Your Neighbors 223

13 "Come As You Are" Learning Space 237

14 Everyone Can Develop Someone 255

15 Accelerate and Multiply With Worship and Teaching 273

Thank You 287

Appendix A Christianese Defined 289

Appendix B Predestination and Free Will 293

Notes 297

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MichaelDWarden More than 1 year ago
OK...I'm not exaggerating in what I'm about to say. I believe Unshockable Love is one of the most important books for Christians ~ and especially Christian leaders ~ to be written in decades. As Burke himself points out, "Churches and Christians today are in crisis and don't even know it," and in Unshockable Love, Burke nails the core issue in the Church that almost nobody is talking about, but that has infected us to such a degree as to render us largely impotent in our efforts to inspire the world toward God. But Burke does more than just identify the problem, he presents a solution. And it's a good one! It is the deep wish and prayer of my heart that Christians everywhere ~ and especially Christian leaders ~ read this book and are so profoundly impacted that the presence and voice of God's people in the world are forever changed.