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Flesh-and-Blood Jesus : Learning to Be Fully Human from the Son of Man



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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?

Author Biography

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 Blindnessp. 9
Manger Wetter: Coming to Terms with Our Needinessp. 19
Longing to Belong: Finding Our Place in the Worldp. 31
Mother's Guilt: Living in the Tension Between a Parent's Will and God's Willp. 42
The Problem of Authority: Deciding How to Respondp. 51
The Failures of Jesus: Why Falling Short Is Okay Sometimesp. 64
In Need of Friends: The Importance of Companions for Life's Journeyp. 77
The Dysfunctions of Jesus's Family: Learning When to Embrace and When to Resist Our Own Familiesp. 85
Jesus and Sex: Daring to See Jesus as a Sexual Beingp. 98
Good and Angry: Passion with Purpose in a World of Violencep. 113
When Jesus Questioned the Father: How Doubt and Fear Drive Us to Godp. 130
Extreme Jesus: Eschewing Stereotypical Spiritualityp. 141
How Should Christians Die? A Lesson in the End of Lifep. 149
Scarred for Life: The Stories Our Wounds Tellp. 159
Feasting with Jesus: Learning to Eat Between Mealsp. 169
Notesp. 185
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