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I Wish Jesus Hadn't Said That: Finding Joy in the Inconvenience of Discipleship

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Jesus never said that following him would be easy.


We’ve read the words countless times: “Love your enemies,” “You cannot serve both God and money,” “Take up your cross and follow me.” Theoretically we believe them. But do we engage what Jesus says in a way that prompts action?


The truth we avoid talking about is that being a follower of Jesus is terribly inconvenient—a pain
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Paperback, 140 pages
Published January 28th 2014 by Zondervan (first published January 1st 2013)
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Mar 05, 2014 Julie rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. The author does an amazing job of balancing story and a slight amount of humor. A great read for every Christian.
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Dec 31, 2014 Michael Boling rated it it was amazing
There are likely many commands we read throughout the Scriptures that we tend to try and avoid. Not purposely perhaps, but our avoidance seems to fall under the overall category of “Do I really have to obey that one Lord?” The other issue we have with certain statements made in Scripture is quite frankly our ignorance of exactly what Jesus is driving at when he tells us to love our neighbor or that we cannot serve God and mammon. What is mammon anyway? Steve Timmis, in his excellent book I Wish ...more
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Christian friends (those who read books and those who don't) please get this book and read it. I would be happy to discuss it with you. It is brilliant at getting to the heart of Jesus teaching and our own sin.
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This book takes a look at the difficult commands of Jesus and shows that by living the life of a disciple, we are actually seeking our joy. It is written in a devotional style. I enjoyed it.
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Steve Timmis has many years of experience with churches both large and small. He is currently part of the Crowded House initiative in Sheffield. He is married to Janet and has four children.
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