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I Wish Jesus Hadn't Said That

Finding Joy in the Inconvenience of Discipleship

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All too often, Christians have bought the world’s definition of what is necessary, reasonable, and worthy. In I Wish Jesus Hadn’t Said That, Steve Timmis highlights ten sayings of Jesus that challenge---at a fundamental level---these worldly values, sounding a call to Christians to consider what it truly means to be his disciple.
 
Jesus never said that following him would be easy. We’ve read the words countless times: “Love your enemies,” “You cannot serve both God and money,” “Take up your cross and follow me.” Theoretically we believe them. But do we engage what Jesus says in a way that prompts action? The truth we avoid talking about is that being a follower of Jesus is terribly inconvenient---a pain in the neck at times---because it cuts across so many of our natural desires. But there is an even greater danger in avoiding what Jesus says. If we harden our hearts to the teachings of Jesus, we will never find true happiness. In this powerful new book, author Steve Timmis calls all believers to consider ten sayings of Jesus that reveal where our affections lie. He reminds us that Christians are called to abandon, not cherish, the ways of the world and reject, not pursue, the things that afford us status, prestige, and pleasure. As followers of Jesus we must grapple with what it means to follow him, and accept his verdict on what constitutes the good life---no matter how counter-cultural it may seem. Doing so will powerfully reorient our hearts.
Contributor Steve Timmis , Daniel L. Akin
Short Bio Steve Timmis

Steve Timmis is the founder of The Crowded House, a church planting network, and co-founder and Director of The Porterbrook Network, an initiative that trains church planters.  He is also the Director of Acts 29 Europe. He is the author of Gospel-Centered Leadership and co-author of Total Church and Everyday Church. Steve is a board-member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition.

UPC 025986516529
ISBN-10 0310516528
ISBN-13 9780310516521
Publish Date Jan 28, 2014
Weight 0.3200
Height 8.38
Width 5.4
Length 144.00
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zondervan
Price $14.99
Format Paperback
Language English

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