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I have had the honor of serving with Tom Holladay on the pastoral staff at Saddleback Church for the last sixteen years. He is a friend and accountability partner. Tom is a true example of how to live the relationship principles of Jesus. -- John Baker

No one communicates better on this topic of Christlike relationships than Tom Holladay, who walks the talk. A must-read for anyone who is passionate about becoming more like Jesus---today. -- Katie Brazelton, PhD, Mdiv, , Author

The Relationship Principles of Jesus could revolutionize your relationships with God and with others. This book provides the essential ingredients to deepen and strengthen every relationship in your life. -- Dr. Gary Smalley, , Author

Tom has written a truly useful and biblically sound guide to relational greatness. -- John Ortberg, , Author

Life’s greatest joys and life’s greatest pains are experienced in relationships. This book can help mitigate the pain and enhance the joy. -- Gary D. Chapman, Ph.D., , Author

Our generation craves close, intimate relationships, but we’re imperfect people who can’t seem to get what we want most. The Relationship Principles of Jesus centers us on what matters most, giving practical wisdom and daily doses of encouragement we all need to better love those around us. -- John Burke, , Author

The Relationship Principles of Jesus gives the biblical principles and practical tools to transform our relationships into all that God desires them to be. By pointing us to Jesus, Tom Holladay teaches us how to live the Christian life as it was really intended. Every follower of Jesus should take this forty-day journey, savoring each insight and applying it to every relationship they have. -- Dr. Kevin Leman, , Author

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What would you give to radically improve, even transform, what matters most in your relationships? How about forty days of your time? In forty days, bring new depth and health to your marriage, your family, and your friendships. Six weeks to explore and implement six foundational principles that Jesus taught and lived. You'll be equipped with insights and a practical path for fulfilling God's intention for all your relationships---even the difficult ones. Shaped after Rick Warren's monumental bestseller, The Purpose Driven Life, this book invites you to learn from the Master of relationships. The Relationship Principles of Jesus will profoundly shape how you view relationships.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (September 28, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310283671
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310283676
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,693 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tom Holladay, a teaching pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, has learned well from his senior pastor, bestselling author Rick Warren. In a sense, THE RELATIONSHIP PRINCIPLES OF JESUS picks up where Warren's THE PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE left off. Warren himself asserts this in the foreword; where his book focused on personal renewal, he writes, Holladay's focuses on the next logical step: relational renewal.

Nothing is more important than relationships, Holladay states in the opening chapter, and no one was more of an expert on relationships than Jesus was. Drawing on Jesus' practices and teachings, the author structures his presentation of relationship principles much like THE PURPOSE-DRIVEN LIFE, with 40 chapters to be read daily over 40 days and encourages readers to follow that daily reading plan rather than read ahead. Good luck with that.

The daily chapters support one of six relationship principles that also give structure to the book: placing the highest value on relationships, loving as Jesus loves, communicating from the heart, judging as you will be judged, recognizing servants as "the greatest" and treating others as you want to be treated.

The chapters are intended to be read slowly and thoughtfully. A sidebar within each chapter provides a relevant meditation based on a portion of Scripture; a section at the end of each chapter highlights a "point to ponder," a related Bible verse, a question to consider and the title of the following day's chapter. Readers will likely find it difficult to stick to a chapter a day, either because they're eager to discover what's next --- or because they're hoping to discover something new. Much of the material is basic and very familiar to long-time Bible readers.
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This is a great book to have the whole congregation read together. As my pastor had us do, it was excellent to be reading and having our relationship priorities challenged by Holladay for the whole of our Church. We were able to grow and encourage each other with ideas and thoughts from the book, and share stories of how we grew in our relationship principles.

It is, in some ways, similar to The Purpose Driven Life, in that we read one chapter per day and are challenged to live out some of the presented ideas. But, as the title of the book suggests, we are to grow in our relationships with one another by following the words of the Christ himself. Holladay propounds many of Jesus' teachings, and places them in a format that we can follow day by day.

Great for a solo read, and (in my opinion) better to read as a group.
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This book is AWESOME. It follows the format of 40 days of Purpose (Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren). It coaches you through developing more loving relationships that follow the principles of Jesus Christ.

Our church is doing a group study on this and the message and outcomes are very powerful.
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This books greatly embelishes the goals of the"Forty Days of Love" Bible study. It is easy to read in-depth and well presented. It can be used as a study guide or a daily devotional. The guidance and direction is well written and profound. It is a real asset for study leaders who lead during the "40 Days" Series. I keep it close at hand to help me remember the tactful guidance to many problems we meet in everyday living.
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This was a wonderful book, which helped me to better understand what our LORD and SAVIOR was teaching us. It is well written, easy to follow and understand. It is a great book for those who are still seeking to understand CHRIST's teachings. I can truly recommend it.
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My one word for 2014 is LOVE. Love is a verb that begins with relationships, first with God then with others. This has been a great book to challenge those relationships. Reading it along side my spouse has added a big return on my investment. Every one would benefit from spending 40 days focusing on their relationships. It never felt like a have to, I always looked forward to the reading for the day and the challenges Tom Holladay had in store for us. Well written, I am enjoying it very much.
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I am pastor and bought these books for our Church so we can teach as we read them. After a couple of chapters we found several chapters upside down and even some chapters missing. I hope this doesn't happen to everyone..
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Not done reading it yet, but so far, it has been excellant! Learning a lot & really like the way it is laid out. Read a chapter a day for 40 days & you've read the book! I am underlining a lot of it so I can go back to those portions again.
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