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Living Jesus: Learning the Heart of the Gospel Paperback – January 5, 2000
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is not written for the skeptic or the Christian revisionist, like his previous book "The Real Jesus." Instead this material will penetrate the heart of the believer. As he wonderfully points out, "To be a Christian means to assert that Jesus is alive, is indeed life-giving Spirit." This book reminds the Christian that we should be learning from a living Jesus. To often, we look at Jesus as a piece of history. This is a wake-up call to Christians everywhere.
We are to learn from Jesus from great Christians, the church, and the New Testament. I find Dr. Johnson's book to be honest and forthright and appreciated his candor about the church and himself. This is a must read!
Even though I have a BA in English, I found myself pulling out the dictionary several times, and got several lessons on vocabulary and English. This can be either educational or distracting, depending on the motivations and inclinations of the reader. At times I found it educational. other times it seemed distracting. But I do admire the writer's skill and intelligence.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Okay reading for conservative, somewhat fundamentalist Catholics, but not as well written as I expected and much too simplistic in it's theological summary.Published 13 months ago by napewastewin
A head book and hard for this heart person to stay focused while reading. Good for me though. Also, required reading for spiritual formation class!Published 14 months ago by Sheila M. Kunzweiler
This book is a thoughtful defense of the Bible as the unique and authoritative witness to Jesus as the Christ. Read morePublished 17 months ago by William P. Shackleford, Jr.
This book is ideal for anyone who wants an inspirational, fast-paced overview of the New Testament. The main thrust is this: Christianity is about the living Jesus as found in the... Read morePublished on May 22, 2014 by Marie
"Living Jesus" is an expression of Luke Timothy Johnson's faith and at the same time a very good introduction to each book of the New Testament. Read morePublished on February 8, 2014 by Frash