Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk

Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk Author Tony DuShane
ISBN-10 9781593763800
Year 2010-01-10
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Soft Skull Press
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Gabe is a teenage Jehovah’s Witness convinced God will kill him at Armageddon for masturbating. But Gabe’s not alone: there’s Peter, who writes swear words in the margins of his papers; Jihyun, the Korean kid who subsists on Ho Hos and Doritos; and Camille, who follows Gabe around, trying to be his girlfriend. There’s also Gabe’s mom, who sleeps sixteen hours a day, and his dad, an elder who decides the fate of sinners (like the married couple who confesses to accidentally having anal sex). There’s Brother Miller, an elder with a Napoleon complex, who accompanies Gabe from door to door, encouraging him to knock with confidence, and Sister Feeney, who looks forward to the day she can move into a Spanish-style house after its owner dies at the end of the world. Luckily for Gabe, there is Uncle Jeff, who used to tour with Santana and now gives Gabe the only valuable girl advice he ever receives. It's hard when school days are spent dodging questions about your weird religion and weekends mean preaching house to house. Life looks dreary until Gabe falls for Camille’s beautiful older sister and begins to see her as the answer to his frustrations.

What Jesus Did

What Jesus Did Author Robert D. Prescott-Ezickson
ISBN-10 9780788023101
Year 2004
Pages 250
Language en
Publisher CSS Publishing
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The acronym WWJD (What would Jesus do?) has become a popular device for making ethical and moral decisions, and evaluating how we should act in a wide range of situations. But this seemingly ubiquitous slogan has also been used to trivialize Jesus and use his name to endorse some activity or product. Now we also hear questions like: What would Jesus eat? What would Jesus wear? What would Jesus drive? Enough already! If you want to consider this question seriously, then the best way to find the answer to WWJD is to investigate what Jesus actually did while he was here on earth. Jesus Christ was a real man who lived in a real time and a real place--and his words and deeds are recorded in the four Gospels. Once we carefully study the Gospels and become familiar with what Jesus did, then we will be in a better position to discern what Jesus would do now. What Jesus Did is an in-depth look at the life of Jesus, including his birth, his parables, his miracles, his sayings, his death, and his resurrection. The unique format of this study guide makes it an excellent resource for a preaching series, Sunday school lessons, group Bible study, or personal devotional reading. Each chapter is built around a series of questions to help you gain deeper meaning and insight from the scriptures. And because Jesus expects us to turn learning into doing and live according to his example, each chapter also includes a WWJD action step for applying his teachings in our daily lives.

Paul Behaving Badly

Paul Behaving Badly Author E. Randolph Richards
ISBN-10 0830844724
Year 2016-11-07
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher IVP Books
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The apostle Paul was kind of a jerk. He was arrogant and stubborn. He called his opponents derogatory, racist names. He legitimized slavery and silenced women. He was a moralistic, homophobic killjoy who imposed his narrow religious views on others. Or was he? Randolph Richards and Brandon O'Brien explore the complicated persona and teachings of the apostle Paul. Unpacking his personal history and cultural context, they show how Paul both offended Roman perspectives and scandalized Jewish sensibilities. His vision of Christian faith was deeply disturbing to those in his day and remains so in ours. Paul behaved badly, but not just in the ways we might think. Take another look at Paul and see why this "worst of sinners" dares to say, "Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ."

What If

What If Author Mark Ruzek
ISBN-10 9781597812023
Year 2005-05-01
Pages 116
Language en
Publisher Xulon Press
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This is a book about the "what ifs" of this life and our life on the other side. It is not another book about religion. It is a book about relationships and a true, non-sappy kind of love told by a normal guy who walks through life with great favor he didn¿t even realize he had. If you¿re willing, you can walk in this favor and enjoy new depths in your own relationships.

The End of Religion

The End of Religion Author Bruxy Cavey
ISBN-10 9781615215027
Year 2014-02-27
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Tyndale House
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In The End of Religion, Bruxy Cavey shares that relationship has no room for religion. Believers and seekers alike will discover anew the wondrous promise found in our savior. And Christ’s eternal call to walk in love and freedom will resonate with readers of all ages and denominations.

Unicorns Are Jerks

Unicorns Are Jerks Author Theo Nicole Lorenz
ISBN-10 1477468528
Year 2012-08-29
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
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Unicorns think they're so great because they're all mysterious and magical, but they can be real jerks sometimes. This coloring book features eighteen examples of unicorns texting in theaters, farting in elevators, eating your leftovers, and generally acting like jerks.

Jesus Religion

Jesus   Religion Author Jefferson Bethke
ISBN-10 9781400205400
Year 2013-10-14
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Abandon dead, dry, rule-keeping and embrace the promise of being truly known and deeply loved. Jefferson Bethke burst into the cultural conversation in 2012 with a passionate, provocative poem titled “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.” The 4-minute video literally became an overnight sensation, with 7 million YouTube views in its first 48 hours (and 23+ million in a year). The message blew up on social-media, triggering an avalanche of responses running the gamut from encouraged to enraged. In Jesus > Religion, Bethke unpacks similar contrasts that he drew in the poem—highlighting the difference between teeth gritting and grace, law and love, performance and peace, despair and hope. With refreshing candor he delves into the motivation behind his message, beginning with the unvarnished tale of his own plunge from the pinnacle of a works-based, fake-smile existence that sapped his strength and led him down a path of destructive behavior. Bethke is quick to acknowledge that he’s not a pastor or theologian, but simply a regular, twenty-something who cried out for a life greater than the one for which he had settled. Along his journey, Bethke discovered the real Jesus, who beckoned him beyond the props of false religion.

How Not to Be a Dick

How Not to Be a Dick Author Meghan Doherty
ISBN-10 9781936976027
Year 2013
Pages 191
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Offers practical advice for avoiding antisocial or unpleasant behavior in several common settings by communicating effectively, being considerate, respecting others, avoiding overgeneralization, taking responsibility, and helping others.

AMERICAN JESUS

AMERICAN JESUS Author Christopher Keith Jenkins
ISBN-10 9781499071702
Year 2012-01-30
Pages 100
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
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the world is a fast paced society in high gears. its time to get with the program. and see what your missing out on. maybe the atomic clocks, apple computers, gps, diamler chrysler @ mercedes. maybe a favorite sporting event or a freelancer. maybe your just at the healm of the ship looking for a new life. maybe your best friends and didnt know it. maybe you think im crazy for going public, well maybe. but i care about todays society, and im not having people look down on me and stalk me, and then mock me. so i wrote this book.

Jesus and Archaeology

Jesus and Archaeology Author James H. Charlesworth
ISBN-10 080284880X
Year 2006-07-28
Pages 740
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Archaeology still has many things to reveal about the life and world of Jesus of Nazareth. To touch a two-thousand-year-old pot held by a Jew who lived in a small village frequented by Jesus can bring us closer to understanding those who were touched by Jesus. Jesus and Archaeology contains the revised and edited lectures that leading archaeologists and biblical scholars presented at a gathering in Jerusalem to celebrate the new millennium. Many contributors came directly from their excavations in places like Bethsaida, Capernaum, Nazareth, and Jerusalem to share their discoveries and insights, focusing on the question In what ways do new archaeological discoveries clarify the world, life, and thought of Jesus from Nazareth? Readers of Jesus and Archaeology will gain many new insights into the life and times of this fascinating Galilean J ew. Contributors: Paul N. Anderson Rami Arav Dan Bahat Richard A. Batey Avraham Biran Brian J. Capper James H. Charlesworth Bruce Chilton James D. G. Dunn J. K. Elliott Esther Eshel Craig A. Evans Sean Freyne Yizhar Hirschfeld William Klassen John S. Kloppenborg Achim Lichtenberger Frédéric Manns John Painter Michele Piccirillo, O.F.M. Bargil Pixner, O.S.B. Emile Puech John Reumann Peter Richardson Henry W. M. Rietz Daniel R. Schwartz Benedict Thomas Viviano, O.P. Urban C. von Wahlde John W. Welch Jürgen Zangenberg Joseph E. Zias

Famous Jerks of the Bible

Famous Jerks of the Bible Author Margaret Brouillette
ISBN-10 0805424326
Year 2001
Pages 150
Language en
Publisher B & H Books
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Profiles men and women of the Bible whose actions or behaviors had disastrous results and consequences, and offers readers the opportunity to look within themselves to correct similar flaws.

Following Jesus

Following Jesus Author John Shea
ISBN-10 9781570757211
Year 2010
Pages 142
Language en
Publisher Orbis Books
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The brilliant theologian and popular storyteller John Shea introduces us to a jesus who is uncompromising in his desire for us to follow him and experience peace, joy, love, and assurance. Filled with captivating stories and profound theological insighes, "Following Jesus" will challenge and inspire you.

Brand Jesus

Brand Jesus Author Tyler Wigg Stevenson
ISBN-10 9781596271746
Year 2007-05-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Church Publishing, Inc.
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In this provocative book, the author argues that American Christianity, especially evangelicalism, has been corrupted by the dominance of consumerism in modern life. The church's mostly uncritical adoption of this secular condition has resulted in an idolatrous morphing of the message of Christ into just another brand. With Brand Jesus, Wigg Stevenson names the growing concern felt by many Christians at the commodification of their faith. Using Paul's letter to the Romans as a starting point, Wigg Stevenson 'reads' the letter to today's church, speaking to our consumerist situation through the parallels with Paul's Rome. Though rooted unapologetically in a love for the church, Brand Jesus does not shy away from provocative claims about the melding of Christian faith and consumer ideals; the rise of market-driven theology; the blurring boundaries between the law and religion; and other topics. Wigg Stevenson describes the current situation of both church and society and issues a challenge to it: When faith is a product for consumption, how can the church be faithful to Christ as living Lord, instead of as Brand Jesus?