Living Jesus: Learning the Heart of the Gospel

Paperback | January 5, 2000

byLuke Timothy Johnson

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Who is the real Jesus? How can we experience the mystery, compelxity, and richness of his spirituality and teachings in our lives today? In this gently instructive and inspiring guide, Luke Timothy Johnson leads us to a deeper understanding and practice of classic Christian spirituality and faith. Translating his biblical scholarship into simple, elegant language, he offers a compelling and wise reflection on the real Jesus--not the reconstructed historical figure but the resurrected Christ, a living savior we can encounter every day.

Living Jesus elucidates the mystery of Jesus' resurrection and its central role in the Christian experience. It explores the diversity and fullness of the New Testament views of Christ, revealing how each book's perspective can deepen our understanding of Jesus. Profoundly insightful, Living Jesus offers valuable lessons on how we can accept the Gospels' powerful invitation to an authenic Christian spirituality.

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 The author of The Real Jesus returns to explore Jesus’ true legacy and share his faith and experience with the Jesus who is alive today. The standard-bearer for traditional Christian faith, Luke Timothy Johnson writes for scholar and everyday readers alike, and begins his work elucidating the mystery of Jesus’ resurrection and helps e...

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Who is the real Jesus? How can we experience the mystery, compelxity, and richness of his spirituality and teachings in our lives today? In this gently instructive and inspiring guide, Luke Timothy Johnson leads us to a deeper understanding and practice of classic Christian spirituality and faith. Translating his biblical scholarship i...

"A rich book... Highly recommended" (Lawrence Cunningham, Commonweal)

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.51 inPublished:January 5, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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 The author of The Real Jesus returns to explore Jesus’ true legacy and share his faith and experience with the Jesus who is alive today. The standard-bearer for traditional Christian faith, Luke Timothy Johnson writes for scholar and everyday readers alike, and begins his work elucidating the mystery of Jesus’ resurrection and helps explain why Jesus still lives today. In Living Jesus, Johnson details the New Testament book by book through the Gospels, Acts, the Epistles and Revelation, outlining how each chapter explains Jesus as the Living One.

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"A rich book... Highly recommended" (Lawrence Cunningham, Commonweal)