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Loving Jesus

Author: 
Mark Allan Powell (Author)
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Description

The essence of spirituality is loving God, says Powell. The Bible, the Talmud, and the Qu'ran all direct their followers not merely to believe in God, to trust God, to obey God, and to serve God — but to love God. Can we learn to love God?

In this biblical spirituality for today, Powell's earnest plea is for Christians to revisit their faith not by blazing in religious enthusiasm but by harboring a steadier flame and deeper commitment. Living at the poetic heart of faith, he argues, entails seeing the coordinates of religious life in a new way. Powell espouses the old-fashioned idea of piety. Drawing on his wide knowledge of the Bible and Christian tradition, as well as insights from his own journey, he shows how simple religious practices move us beyond the old certitudes of a naîve and youthful faith into the less certain but more bracing terrain of a second naîveté, a closer walk with Jesus.

ISBN: 
9780800636760
Price: 
$18.00
Release date: 
September 10, 2004
Pages: 
208
Width: 
5.50
Height: 
8.50

Endorsements

''This book is a sublime love feast! Powell enthralls us with how lovely Jesus is and how love-worthy we are by God's grace. His book quickens our faith and outreach by teaching us how desperate for true love our world is and how thoroughly our spirituality can be imbued with love as it becomes more deeply formed by the Scriptures, prayer, and worship.''
— Marva J. Dawn, author of Unfettered Hope and Teaching Fellow in Spiritual Theology, Regent College, Vancouver

Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments
    Introduction

  1. Naive Again
  2. The Poetry of Faith
  3. Sense-able Spirituality
  4. The American Way
  5. Temple, Body, Bride
  6. Presence and Absence
  7. Soon and Very Soon
  8. A Flicker in Time
  9. Already and Not Yet
  10. Baptism and Death
  11. Jesus is for Losers
  12. People of Little Faith
  13. Easter Ambiguity
  14. Sunday Morning
  15. Hearts and Treasures
  16. Something to Savor
  17. Conversation with God
  18. A Strange Segue
  19. For the World
  20. The Great Truth

    Notes
    Index