Upended: How Following Jesus Remakes Your Words and World

Upended: How Following Jesus Remakes Your Words and World

by Jedd Medefind, Erik Lokkesmoe


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Upended: How Following Jesus Remakes Your Words and World by Jedd Medefind, Erik Lokkesmoe


In a way that overturns the world's assumptions.

Upended invites the follower of Jesus to become an apprentice to Jesus, particularly in the choices that shape our lives most: how we communicate and connect. Join this exhilarating exploration of the often overlooked, often oversimplified character of Jesus and His unparalleled way of communicating. Study, echo, and embrace the ways of the Master. Your life will inevitably be upended. Not always how you’d imagined, but certainly for the better. Much better.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616386054
Publisher: Charisma Media
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jedd Medefind serves as president of the Christian Alliance for Orphans. Prior to this role, he led the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives as a special assistant to President George W. Bush. He and his wife, Rachel, love the great outdoors and have four children.

Erik Lokkesmoe is the founder and principal of Different Drummer, a LA/NYC-based audience and fan mobilization agency for top entertainment brands. Erik has a MA in public communications and a BA in political science. Erik and his wife, Monica, have three children.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

Section I Apprenticing to Jesus

1 Eternal Truth and the Daily Grind 11

2 The Kingdom Vision 22

Section II Llfe Through Presence

3 The Gift of Presence 33

4 All There 41

Section III Life Through Attentiveness

5 Our Culture s Rarest Commodity 49

6 The Ministry of Listening 57

Section IV Life Through Incarnation

7 Drawing Near 69

8 Talcing on Flesh 78

Section V Life Through Authenticity

9 A Drought of the Real 89

10 A Draught of the Real 101

Section VI Life Through Concreteness

11 Making Truth Touchable 115

12 Concrete Grace 120

Section VII Life Through Story Telling

13 The Marvelous Power of Story 131

14 Storytelling for Community, Cause, and Conviction 140

Section VIII Life Through Questions

15 How to Start a Revolution 153

16 Change Deeper Than Force Could Bring 160

Section IX Life Through Time Away From The Crowd

17 We Cannot Give What We Do Not Have 171

18 One Uncrowded Day Each Week 182

Section X Where It Happens

19 When We Get Our Wish 191

20 The Biggest Decisions We'll Ever Make 197

Conclusion: Life by a Thousand Cuts 206

Notes 216

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