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It's easy for most Christians to accept the Jesus who walked on water and rose from the dead. But what about the Jesus who got angry, doubted, struggled with fears, and faced tension with his mother?
Dan Russ (PhD, University of Dallas) is the director of the Center for Christian Studies at Gordon College. He has been a Young Life leader and a high school teacher, and he has taught business professionals, city planners, and attorneys in seminars on moral values and vision. Russ lives in Danvers, Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: On Blind Spots and Spotting Blindness||p. 9|
|Manger Wetter: Coming to Terms with Our Neediness||p. 19|
|Longing to Belong: Finding Our Place in the World||p. 31|
|Mother's Guilt: Living in the Tension Between a Parent's Will and God's Will||p. 42|
|The Problem of Authority: Deciding How to Respond||p. 51|
|The Failures of Jesus: Why Falling Short Is Okay Sometimes||p. 64|
|In Need of Friends: The Importance of Companions for Life's Journey||p. 77|
|The Dysfunctions of Jesus's Family: Learning When to Embrace and When to Resist Our Own Families||p. 85|
|Jesus and Sex: Daring to See Jesus as a Sexual Being||p. 98|
|Good and Angry: Passion with Purpose in a World of Violence||p. 113|
|When Jesus Questioned the Father: How Doubt and Fear Drive Us to God||p. 130|
|Extreme Jesus: Eschewing Stereotypical Spirituality||p. 141|
|How Should Christians Die? A Lesson in the End of Life||p. 149|
|Scarred for Life: The Stories Our Wounds Tell||p. 159|
|Feasting with Jesus: Learning to Eat Between Meals||p. 169|
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