Ted Mallory's Reviews > Jesus Did It Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments for Christians

Jesus Did It Anyway by Kent M. Keith
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Oct 26, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: faith, must-reads-for-cheerleaders, christian-left, joyology

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 famous poem. So book is the result.

This is a positive message of how God can use you if you just do your best to do the right thing- not for any reward, but just because it's the right thing- even (maybe especially) when it's hard to do the right thing.
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Quotes Ted Liked

“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.”
Kent M. Keith, Jesus Did It Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments for Christians

Reading Progress

October 26, 2010 – Shelved
November 2, 2010 – Started Reading
November 2, 2010 –
page 23
10.27% "Outstanding!"
November 3, 2010 –
page 57
November 4, 2010 –
page 60
November 11, 2010 –
page 81
36.16% "An awesome book about how you don't do the right thing to get anything out of it, you just do it because it helps others."
November 14, 2010 –
page 118
52.68% "Inspiring stuff. The Paradoxical Commandments was a poem on Mother Theresa's wall in Calcutta."
November 15, 2010 –
page 133
November 19, 2010 – Shelved as: faith
November 19, 2010 – Shelved as: must-reads-for-cheerleaders
November 19, 2010 – Shelved as: christian-left
November 19, 2010 – Finished Reading
April 28, 2011 – Shelved as: joyology

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