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"This book is the blessed fruit of Glen H. Stassen’s seminal studies of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Laced with memorable stories that illustrate the Sermon on the Mount’s realism, this book excels in its interpretation and appropriation of Jesus’ hard words both personally and politically. Well written and often gripping, it deserves wide use by seminary and university students and church study groups.:
—Willard M. Swartley, professor emeritus of the New Testament, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary
In Living the Sermon on the Mount, theologian and award-winning author Glen H. Stassen helps us to see that the revolutionary ideas in the Sermon on the Mount about loving and caring for each other, living in peace, and acting justly are not unattainable ideals but a recipe for wholeness and healing in our human relationships and deliverance from the vicious cycles that we get stuck in.
Glen H. Stassen offers a road map to any Christian who wants to take Christ's challenge and live the life he had in mind for us. Living the Sermon on the Mount provides a more complete picture of Jesus, of what he was all about, and the kind of life he wanted his followers to lead. It also gives a glimpse into the God who sent hima God who is present and active in the world, bringing us deliverance and healing. The Sermon on the Mount describes a God who is always doing new things, who is worthy of our trust and loyalty because of the depth of his love, mercy, and compassion. Once we come to truly believe in this God, our minds and hearts will open to Jesus' radical teachings.
A good read and study, you will be surprised at the depth Dr. Stassen plumbs in this work.Published 8 months ago by robert m ledbetter
Stassen is a seasoned scholar but writes for pastors and laity in this very helpful book. It is informative, challenging and relevant.Published 11 months ago by Roger L. Capps
This book was so full of grammatical errors that I couldn't finish it! Within a few pages, there were run-on sentences, dependent clauses standing alone, fragmented sentences,... Read morePublished 17 months ago by K. Shelby
Stassen does an excellent job of showing how Jesus drew from Isaiah. Restorative justice is a theme that run through the entire book. Highly recommended.Published 22 months ago by Betty Bock
This book on the task of actually living the ideas that Jesus presented in his Sermon on the Mount is very down-to-earth and practical. Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by Jarrod W. Robinson