A Fragile Stone

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  • Copyright: 2006-12-30
  • Publisher: Ivp Books
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A Fragile Stone explores the dynamic life of the apostle Peter, revisiting well-known passages and revealing unexpected insights. Author Michael Card sketches out Peter's life, showing how the impetuous fisherman of the Gospels was transformed into the pivotal leader of the early church. "The ultimate reason for getting to know Peter," Card explains, "is so together we might better know Jesus. For the story of Peter is the story of Jesus. Perhaps, if you and I do our best, the same will be said of us someday." Peter's life serves as a model for Christian discipleship, offering hope that we likewise can be changed as Jesus calls us to follow him. Features and Benefits Explores the life of Peter Drawn from a careful biblical study that spans the entire New Testament Shows how Jesus transformed Peter's life and can transform our lives, too Won a 2004 Chicago Book Clinic Award (cover design)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Search for Simon
The Stone
A Meeting on the Seashore - John 1:40-43
Jesus the Fisherman - Luke 5:1-11
A Glimpse Inside His Household - Luke 4:38-39
The Fearless Water Walker - Matthew 14:22-33
Who They Both Are - Matthew 16:13-23
Loyal Despair - John 6:53-71
"Fear Not!" - Mark 9:2-10
Back to Fishing - Matthew 17:24-27
Confusion at the Final Meal - John 13:6-10
Dismay in the Garden - Mark 14:27-42
The Despairing Denier - Mark 14:66-72
". . . and Peter" - Mark 16:7
A Farewell on the Seashore - John 21:1-23
The Bridge
The Passionate Preacher - Acts 1--5
The Compassionate Healer - Acts 3:1-10; 9:32-42
The Fearless Prisoner - Acts 4:1-4; 5:18-20; 12:1-19
The Reluctant Reconciler - Acts 10:1-33
The Passionate Writer - 1-2 Peter
Epilogue: The Faithful Martyr
About the Author
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