Jesus Did It Anyway
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Jesus Did It Anyway

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When Kent Keith put his ten timeless principles-first articulated when he was a college student in the 1960's-and their philosophy into book form, this modern credo for doing good anyway became a sensation. In the wake of Anyway, the author returns to present an important and inspiring new book illustrating the Paradoxical Commandments through Bible stories and verse.

Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 20th 2005 by Putnam Adult
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Ted Mallory
What an amazing story, he writes this poem as part of a student leadership booklet back in college in the 60's, and somehow it spreads world-wide. People use it in business and church groups and schools, in the U.S. and Asia and Europe. Eventually the poem winds up on the wall of Mother Theresa's mission in Calcutta.

Keith goes on about his life as a teacher, a lawyer, a state official and a college administrator. And people keep asking him to expound on the ideas in his little booklet and famou...more
This is an excellent nightstand book. Each chapter teaches what it means to follow Jesus' example in daily life in our modern culture, despite the "anyway" things that can hold us back. I've given this book as gifts to friends and acquaintances. If there is someone you know who is struggling to stand up to negative forces, to do somthing important and good in life, this book may be a good resource.
Blake Kanewischer
I was amazed to discover that the "paradoxical commandments" had been written by the author of this book in 1969! It's meant as a devotional type of book rather than a book whose depths can be plumbed, but I hope people take the messages to heart.
I liked this book. It had some profound thoughts on living a Christ-like life and lots of stories to illustrate from the scriptures and modern life. It was a very good, quick read.
Somewhat facile writing on Jesus' paradoxical mission and how we can follow him in that.
I met Kent Keith and discussed this book with him.
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Kent M. Keith was born in New York and studied at Harvard, Oxford University, Waseda University in Tokyo, the University of Hawaii and the University of Southern California. He is a Rhodes Scholar.

Dr. Keith is known nationally and internationally as the author of the Paradoxical Commandments, which he wrote and published in 1968 in a booklet for student leaders entitled, The Silent Revolution: Dy...more
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“Jesus used paradoxes to help us see the kingdom of God. His paradoxical statements turned the secular world upside down. As we have already noted, He said that 'whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave.' He said that 'the last shall be first, and the first shall be last.' He said: 'I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.' He said that 'Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” 8 likes
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