Jesus is the most vague, misrepresented figure in the history of the world. Is it possible to know and trust someone so ethereal and lofty? What is he really like? BEAUTIFUL OUTLAW offers a look into the humanity of Jesus, dismantling all the religious nonsense and helping us understand who this man really was - on a personal level. Focusing on his compelling personality, bestselling author John Eldredge shows us the real Jesus - playful, wild, and often scandalous.
Bestselling author Eldredge (Wild at Heart), founder of Ransomed Heart Ministries, uses his playful style to uncover the truth about who Jesus really was. With an eyebrow-raising warning about the "poison of religion," he urges readers to turn from religious power displays and legalism and instead spend time falling in love with the man, Jesus. Eldredge repeats tales from the Gospels to reveal a leader who was both humorous and confrontational, generous and moody. Eldredge clearly loves his subject, almost chuckling in delight at Jesus' antics. Readers get an intriguing glimpse of Jesus waiting his turn in line, "snorting" in anger, and artfully outsmarting his enemies. On the other hand, many of the themes are recycled (e.g., Jesus is your friend, suffering happens for a reason), and the book lacks opportunities for application and reflection (e.g., study questions). Still, readers will find a three-dimensional Jesus and may find themselves re-reading scripture with an eye on characters' feelings.
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Will change your perceptions
How do you see Jesus?
This book will likely change how you see Jesus, not just the picture we see everyday. Seeing Jesus with a sense of humour, a quick wit and purpose behind every interaction is both new and refreshing.
Another great work
Another great work by John. In my opinion, probably the best work since Wild at Heart. Written on some beautiful revelations on the personality of Jesus that we so desperately need to remember. James - Perth Western Australia
A blast of fresh, cleansing water.
In this world of religious culture and chaos without answers, John blasts away the mud of doctrine and self-focus and clears the road to show the real Jesus. This book is a rare and precious gift from the heart of a true man of God. I have recommended this book to everyone I could. Thank you John Eldridge for your courage.