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Thank God It's Thursday: Encountering Jesus at the Lord's Table as If for the Last Time

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Thank God It s Thursday is the prequel to bestselling author Will Willimon s highly successful, Thank God It s Friday. Following the book of John, Will Willimon focuses on the Jesus teaching of his disciples prior to his own death but also before their own hour of decision. The climax of the Gospel is when Jesus pours out his life on the cross surely an enactment and demon ...more
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Published February 1st 2013 by Abingdon Press
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Josh Davis
I bought this book thinking it would be about the Lord's Supper--and to some extent it is, just not how I expected. Willimon is working from John's gospel, which has no account of Jesus' last supper, so his main text doesn't really mention the Lord's Supper at all. Now, he does get to it, but it isn't really a textual exposition, which I suppose is what I was hoping for and expecting.

In addition, the book was a little scatter-shot to me; he spends a lot of time in John 3 and John 6 (more commun
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Robert D. Cornwall
Vintage Willimon. Direct and prodding, he invites us to envision the message of Maundy Thursday through the eyes of John's Gospel. Challenging our tendency toward sentimentality, he reminds us that the Jesus we meet in Scripture, the Jesus who meets us in the Eucharist, is a rather demanding person!

I finished the book the Monday of Holy Week. The book looks toward Thursday -- but also beyond. It is a call to love as Jesus loved.

Have a taste:

"There are lots of reasons why people don't attend ch
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Darrell Vandervort
Excellent look at Maundy Thursday in John's gospel.
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William Henry Willimon is a bishop in the United Methodist Church who currently serves in North Alabama. One of America's best known preachers, he formerly served as Dean of the Chapel at Duke University and taught at Duke Divinity School.
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