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Jesus Is Better Than You Imagined

John Ortberg, Jonathan Merritt
Jesus Is Better Than You Imagined
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After following Jesus for nearly two decades, author Jonathan Merritt decided to confront the emptiness of a faith that has become dry, predictable and rote. In a moment of desperation, he cries out for God to show up and surprise him, and over the next year, God doesn... Read More

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After following Jesus for nearly two decades, author Jonathan Merritt decided to confront the emptiness of a faith that has become dry, predictable and rote. In a moment of desperation, he cries out for God to show up and surprise him, and over the next year, God doesn't disappoint.

In Jesus Is Better Than You Imagined, Merritt shares vulnerable, never-before-shared stories of how he learned to encounter Jesus in unexpected ways. Through a 60-hour vow of silence in a desert monastery, he experiences Jesus in silence. When a friend dies of a rare disease, he sees Jesus in tragedy. Through confronting childhood sexual abuse, Merritt discovers Jesus in honesty. In an anti-Christian-themed bar, he finds Jesus in sacrilege. And when he's almost kidnapped in Haiti by armed bandits, he experiences Jesus in the impossible.

Though Merritt finds himself in places he never dreamed of, he doesn't lose his way. Instead, these experiences force him back to the Bible, where he repeatedly offers fresh, sometimes provocative, interpretations of familiar passages. Along the way, he throws back the covers on the sleepy faith of many Christians, urging them to search for the Holy in their midst.

Read the first chapter of Jesus is Better Than You Imagined.


Product Details:
Page Count: 208
Released: 04/2014

  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Release Date: Apr 1, 2014
  • UPC: 9781455527878
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Publish Date: Apr 1, 2014
  • Language: English
  • BISAC: "REL012110"
  • ISBN: 1455527874

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…to look after orphans and widows in their distress. James 1:27
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