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Who Is This Man? The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus

ISBN-10: 0310275946
ISBN-13: 9780310275947
Edition: 2012
Authors: John Ortberg
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Description: Jesus' impact on our world is highly unlikely, widely inescapable, largely unknown, and decidedly double-edged. It is unlikely in light of the severe limitations of his earthly life; it is inescapable because of the range of impact; it is unknown  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.49
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Zondervan Books
Publication date: 8/13/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Jesus' impact on our world is highly unlikely, widely inescapable, largely unknown, and decidedly double-edged. It is unlikely in light of the severe limitations of his earthly life; it is inescapable because of the range of impact; it is unknown because history doesn't connect dots; and it is doubled-edged because his followers have wreaked so much havoc, often in his name.He is history's most familiar figure, yet he is the man no one knows. His impact on the world is immense and non-accidental. From the Dark Ages to Post-Modernity he is the Man who won't go away.And yet . . .you can miss him in historical lists for many reasons, maybe the most obvious being the way he lived his life. He did not loudly and demonstrably defend his movement in the spirit of a rising political or military leader. He did not lay out a case that history would judge his brand of belief superior in all future books.His life and teaching simply drew people to follow him. He made history by starting in a humble place, in a spirit of love and acceptance, and allowing each person space to respond.His vision of life continues to haunt and challenge humanity. His influence has swept over history bringing inspiration to what has happened in art, science, government, medicine, and education; he has taught humans about dignity, compassion, forgiveness, and hope.

JOHN ORTBERG is senior pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California. He is the bestselling author of Who is this Man, The Life You've Always Wanted and If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat. John and his wife, Nancy, have three grown children.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
The Man Who Won't Go Away
The Collapse of Dignity
A Revolution in Humanity
What Does a Woman Want?
An Undistinguished Visiting Scholar
Jesus Was Not a Great Man
Help Your Friends, Punish Your Enemies
There Are Things That Are Not Caesar's
The Good Life vs. The Good Person
Why It's a Small World after All
The Truly Old-Fashioned Marriage
Without Parallel in the Entire History of Art
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Epilogue: A Staggering Idea
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