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The Jesus Style

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  193 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
Jesus describes himself in his "Greatest in the Kingdom" teachings in response to the Apostles who argued constantly about which of them was the greatest. We discover that Jesus, as the actual greatest, was the one truly others-centered person. This book, considered a modern classic by many, is required reading for schools, seminars, church leaders, home fellowships and mi ...more
Published January 2nd 2002 by Yahshua Publishing (first published January 1st 1983)
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Jerry Simmons
Nov 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Do we dare to actually model our lives after Jesus? Here is a better question, do we dare not to model ourselves after Jesus? Jesus calls us to follow His example, which is radically different and contrary to what we are used to.
Gayle does a masterful job of drawing out deep heart issues and practical life issues to challenge us. Jesus’ example is so simple, and yet these points will stretch us to the limit if we seriously consider following Him. Applying these truths will require a transformati
David Gregg
Excellent book putting Western leadership styles to rest. Servant leadership, the kind evidenced and taught by Jesus, is absolutely, unequivocally essential to a vital Christian church and a true Christian life. "The Jesus Style" is an easy-to-understand and often-brilliant introduction to leading and living "Jesus style". There are some other books and thinkers suggesting these things, but they aren't as plentiful as they should be. This book deconstructs hurtful and worldly leadership styles, ...more
Gidget Stewart
Apr 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I try to read this every year so I can remember the servant nature of the Christ. This is an excellent read for any one and Erwin is brilliant.
Pam Sarver
Jan 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Loved the message even if the writing needed work.
Mar 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A great book on leadership in the style of Jesus. It focuses on his humanity, and helps us to see him the way his disciples would have seen him. I learned a ton from this book.
Feb 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Must-read book!
Tim Chavel
Feb 14, 2014 rated it liked it
The is an older book written in 1983. I highly recommend it to every Christian especially those Christians in leadership. The author shares how leadership would be different if the leader modeled the style that Jesus demonstrated. As you read the quotes below I'm sure you will be challenged as I was:

Those who lead in the kingdom of God are to recognize that every Christian has a unique and direct relationship to Christ, the head of the church. Unlike world systems whose goal is control, the king
Brent McCulley
Nov 29, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: christian-living
Erwin writes in plain prose and exhorts us back to the cross, although he is boring, redundant and trite. Having met and talked with some people who have been deeply influenced by this book - and the author, whom they knew personally - I read through this book in one sitting, and was not impressed.

The exhortations are , and the theology is correct, I guess I just don't understand the point of the book, I suppose. There are scores of other books that are far superior exhortations unto holiness th
Marc Axelrod
May 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book about Christ modeling servanthood for us

The thesis of this challenging book is that the Jesus style is a servant leadership by example lifestyle.And just as Christ put others first in his ministry, we are to put others first in our own Christ empowered ministries.

The Study guide questions at the back of the book are extremely helpful for taking a Sunday school class or Bible study class through the book.

I gave the book 4 stars because I felt that there were a few places where Erwin's i
Juan Ocampo Mora
Jul 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
El autor nos muestra a un Jesús cercano, un Jesús que se hizo como nosotros para salvarnos . Un Jesús 100% Dios y 100 % hombre, un Jesús al que podemos seguir y del que podemos aprender como vivir. El autor muestra el carácter de Cristo reflejado en sus acciones y lleva al cristiano a actuar como Él. No estoy de acuerdo con algunas posiciones del autor, pero es un libro interesante que reta al cristiano y vale la pena leer pero acompañado de la Biblia que es la máxima autoridad
This book changed my view and relationship with Jesus Christ..Who do You say that I AM Jesus asked? (Matthew 16:15-17)How we answer this question defines our relationship with God and how strong and defining that relationship will be! Gayle is very good at cutting through religious misunderstandings of who Jesus was, and presents in a clear understandable way the fullness of Jesus that all (who desire) can relate to and follow..
Bob George
Feb 08, 2011 rated it did not like it
This book is definitely based on scriptural principles. I have heard this author speak on multiple occasions, but was sadly dissapointed in his writing style. He is a much better orator than author. The material was spot on, I just felt it was not presented in the best way possible. I guess I was hoping for a style more like Lucado.
Nov 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great substance, practical application, easy read. Great for personal reading or small group settings. Can't read this book without reading and answering the chapter reflection questions in the back of the book. Would have liked more direct scripture references on bottom of pages or embedded throughout the book.
May 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: previous-years
This is one of my favorite books on Jesus- it expands on his ministry, his specific actions and his servant lifestyle. I studied it with a group of young adults and it was challenging and life changing in the area of how to apply servanthood to everyday life. A great book for a small group discussion, particularly new Christians or young adults.
Brian Eshleman
Rescues Biblical passages from familiarity and reexamines them to seek Jesus approach as well as the content of what He teaches. The phrasing and illustrations of the author are both memorable, and hearing him actually read the audiobook, free from,is a treat. Especially appreciated the passages comparing serving to being manipulated and on parenting as a servant.
Shirley Brown
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
Mr. Erwin has some interesting stories and insights into becoming more Christlike and learning to love as he did. I don't like the New American English translation, as I think it really does detract from the original Greek translation as found in the King James Version of the Bible.
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Jun 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
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May 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The way Jesus lived and calls us to; very good book. You will be challenged to change.
Mostly done with it.
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Such a good view on Jesus' life and seeing life through His eyes. This book helped put into perspective for me to live life like Jesus did.
Jul 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was instrumental in helping me get to know Jesus on a deeper level.
Alec Bradley
May 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Must read. Top 5 of all time
C. J.
Mar 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Good Book on Servant leadership.
Brett Fuglsby
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A great book on the life of Jesus. I particularity enjoyed the definition of humility that he provides.
Jan 09, 2012 rated it liked it
Good book on the servant nature of Jesus, with plenty of thought provoking things in it.
Blanca Irons
Sep 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Very thought provoking book!
Terry Craig
Nov 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It's an oldie but a goodie. I'd recommend it for people who feel called to ministry, who want to understand the heart of God.
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“The chief means of resisting manipulation is humility – knowing who we really are and facing it. You can only serve by love. You can only love by choice. True love cannot be the result of decree, force or manipulation. Jesus always kept his strength to make loving choices. He calls us to make loving choices necessary to be the servant of all." "Humility permits me to own my feelings – and to admit them. Now I'm free to say, ‘I'm angry’. I'm free to admit what I am reacting to. I am free to ask if anger is what the person wanted to produce in me, and to ask for help in changing if my reaction is inappropriate.” 49 likes
“When I look at the clues that indicate the nature of Jesus – born in a barn, questionable parents, spotty ancestry, common name, misdirected announcement, unattractive looks, reared in a bad neighborhood, owning nothing, surrounding himself with unattractive co-workers, and dying a shameful death – I find his whole approach unable to fit into the methods that automatically come to mind when I think about “winning the world.” His whole approach could easily be described as nonthreatening or nonmanipulative. He seemed to lead with weakness in each step of life. He had nothing in the world and everything in God and the Spirit.” 9 likes
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