These simple but profound reflections on stories from the Gospels invite Christians to look afresh at the One they follow daily.
Why another book on Jesus? Surely if there is one Bible character we know, it is Jesus. But maybe the same old thing of "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus" in our churches has blinded us to who he really was and really is. Perhaps our own walk with him is not what it should be because we feel too comfortable with him--or at least of our picture of him.
A MONTH WITH JESUS is an invitation to spend a month with the biblical Jesus, the One who surprised his contemporaries. By looking at him through their eyes, maybe we too can be surprised. Surprised enough to shake us out of our old habits. Surprised enough to understand him as we never have before. Surprised enough to follow. Surprised enough that this familiar story--the greatest story of all--is no longer "the same old thing."
About the Author
GARY HOLLOWAY is Executive Director of the World Convention of Churches of Christ (www.worldconvention.org). Holding degrees from Harding University, the University of Texas, and Emory University, he has written twenty-eight books, including Praying Dangerously (Leafwood 2010), Living God's Love: An Invitation to Christian Spirituality (Leafwood 2004), and several volumes in the Meditative Commentary Series (Leafwood). He is married to Deb Rogers Holloway, who teachers theater at Lipscomb University; they live in Nashville, Tennessee.