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Why Jesus Makes Me Nervous: Ten Alarming Words of Faith

4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Jesus offers grace and mercy, but he's also ratcheted up all the rules.

Nice as it would be to frame Jesus as fun-loving, or a mercy-dispensing friend, the stories we have about him are a lot more disturbing than that.

We hear about celebrations that began as a wake, and about people who didn't use their talents well being bounced clear out of the club. Jesus clearly thoug

Paperback, 159 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Paraclete Press (MA)
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Lisa Murray
explores ten big words: …resurrection, community, etc. with stories and in terms of scripture. …beautiful and challenging when I most needed it
Ruth Ann
Joy Jordan-Lake writes about resurrection, community, abundance, wisdom, holiness, peace, blessedness, worship, forgiveness and hope. With stories from her everyday encounters, Joy explores these topics in a candid way that invites conversation about Jesus' teachings. You will find thoughtful questions for contemplation on each chapter topic making this a good book for small group discussion.
George Miles
Really, really good book! Challenging look at what Jesus actually taught and lived centered around 10 key "church" words. While there were no breakthrough revelations, I was deeply moved by the analysis and stories of Jordan-Lake. I hope I am changed as much as I know I should be after reading it. (Thank you to Amy Jacks Dean for recommending this book from the pulpit!)
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