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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: St. Augustines Press; 1 edition (September 25, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587313944
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587313943
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
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Peter J. Kreeft (Ph.D., Fordham University) is professor of philosophy at Boston College where he has taught since 1965. A popular lecturer, he has also taught at many other colleges, seminaries and educational institutions in the eastern United States. Kreeft has written more than sixty-seven books, including The Best Things in Life, Christianity for Modern Pagans, Fundamentals of the Faith and The Handbook of Christian Apologetics. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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---"Beauty" -- The branch of philosophy dealing with aesthetics.
---"C. S. Lewis and Mere Christianity" -- C.S. Lewis' masterpiece
---"Christianity in Lord of the Rings" -- The cleverly disguised role of God
---"Culture War" -- A call to arms, mapping key enemies and battlefields
---"Existence of God" -- A magnificent overview of the arguments
---"Good, True, Beautiful" -- C.S. Lewis on three great transcendentals
---"Happiness" -- How do you get it? Christ's version vs. the world's
---"Heaven" -- The heart's deepest longing
---"Hollywood Screenwriting" -- Encouragement to film's creative storytellers
---"If Einstein Had Been a Surfer" -- Rediscovering intuitive thinking
---"Lord, Liar, or Lunatic" -- The famous argument for Christ's identity
---"Problem of Pain" -- C.S. Lewis's brilliant exposition on suffering and evil
---"Sex in Heaven" -- Imaging the fire of God's love
---"Sexual Reconnection" -- Healing the link between sex & love
---"Shocking Beauty" -- The live character of Christ
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Great read for anyone seeking to deepen their faith.
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This is a book that causes you to make mental lists of who you are going to suggest it to while you are still reading it.
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I just finished reading this book (160 short pages)and ordered a dozen copies to give out to family and friends.
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99 of 101 people found the following review helpful By Barbara of Carmel on June 25, 2009
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It is so easy, in our time and culture, to fall into the lukewarmness that Jesus warns us in Revelation will cause Him to "spit (us) out of (His) mouth." This small book is quite enough to shock the lukewarm out of their cozy tepidity, and Kreeft's convincing reasoning is enough to push us to being very hot, on fire if you will, for Our Lord. He even provides the next step -- what to do with that fire, and it's very simple, lifegiving, and not attention-grabbing (well, Our Lord would notice, but our fellow humans would not, which is as it should be).

This is a book that causes you to make mental lists of who you are going to suggest it to while you are still reading it. Even a few priests made my list. While it's true there is nothing brand new here (and how could there be, after 2000 years), I would liken reading it to having a defibrilator applied to the soul.
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64 of 65 people found the following review helpful By C. Rosa on August 12, 2009
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I just finished reading this book (160 short pages)and ordered a dozen copies to give out to family and friends. Peter Kreeft cuts to the chase and reminds us once again how blessed we are to be able celebrate the Eucharist, a forgotten fact by most of us Catholics. I found myself stopping and saying "thank you, thank you, thank you". Thank you to the Holy Spirit for filling the heart, mind and soul of Mr Kreeft and thank you to our Heavenly Father for His magnificent gifts.
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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Todd C. Pitner on November 25, 2009
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I happen to be one of those oddballs who destroys books when I read them. When so inspired, I have no issue underlining text, highlighting words, bending corners and writing in the margins -- to me, all fair game.

Here's the problem with Dr. Kreeft's new book: the margins are too narrow! To be fair, though, if the margins were six inches around on all sides, I would still be complaining. This book is THAT GOOD! I'm serious -- I have never read abook that ends up with more written words in the margin than typed words on the page. 'Inspiring' is a gross understatment. If I only had three books to take with me on a desert island where I was destined to live the rest of my life (in that case, Lord, Hawaii perhaps?), my food for the soul would include the Bible authored by God, The Utmost For The Highest written by Oswald Chambers and now Jesus Shock penned by Dr. Peter Kreeft.

My favorite couple of lines from his book?

"Those who meet Jesus always experience either joy or its opposites, either foretastes of Heaven or foretastes of Hell. Not everyone who meets Jesus is pleased, and not everyone is happy, but everyone is shocked."

How true that's been in my personal walk. For 42 of my 45 years I was negatively shocked by 'all things Jesus' -- the very subject of Him in conversation became a show stopper. "NEXT subject, please!" After God hit CTRL-ALT-DEL and brought me to my knees so that I might look up, I found Jesus (not that He was ever lost). He was a show STARTER.

Jesus cures unbelief. Jesus cures spiritual emptiness. Jesus cures alcoholism. Jesus cures emotional pain. Jesus cures loneliness. Jesus cures what ailes you.
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108 of 120 people found the following review helpful By Dare to love on November 26, 2008
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As a huge fan of Kreeft that started with his response to the problem of evil in Lee Stroebel's "Case for Faith" I must say that this little book is a fantastic cattle prod. In a positive sense.

I own over 20 books of Kreeft's and one thing that I've noticed is that he doesn't try to be original. That is somewhat frustrating for me the reader (and buyer of new books with old ideas...) but I suspect that this is highly intentional on Kreeft's part. He himself says so in many books in many places, quoting C.S. Lewis, that only by not trying to be original will you be original.

"Jesus shock" is annoyingly original in the sense that it is extremely unoriginal yet it caught me almost completely off guard. And I am a pastor with a Master of Divinity from a superb seminary (Wesley Biblical Seminary, MS)!

This book is to me Kreeft full circle. He never leaves Jesus in earlier books because he never ceases to love Jesus. But this book has the intensity and eagerness of Jesus in a unusual fashion. It screams "Urgent!" yet is written with compassion and an almost pastoral sense. It speaks to us Christians who live highly mediocre lives and whose minds are wrapped in so many layers of individualism and inert ideas that Jesus "straight" is indeed a shock.

The Holy Spirit will let you get this shock of who Jesus actually is, for you, today, in a thousand different ways and it is the height of folly to try to produce it through manmade means. However, my guess is that He will use this book to wake many of us since it offers very little resistance or "middle-man" stuff that often make Jesus dull, in every sense of the word. This book will probably shock you, but it will be the electric shock of an AED that will bring you back to life.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Humble Servant on September 24, 2009
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This book is amazing. Typical Kreeft humor and poignant insight into many things even the most devout might look over. If you're Catholic, Protestant, and sort of Christian, get this!

BTW, this man shared in helping with my conversion with his other book A Refutation of Moral Relativism, so I hold him in high regard. After sharing his other books with my friends, I've come to find that people either love him or hate, there is no middle ground. This guy has a certain style that is great.. you'll find yourself laughing out loud during reading it or nodding your head in agreement. So waste no more time, and enjoy the masterful writings of Peter Kreeft!
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