What does it mean to truly love Jesus? How do we express a love for Christ so compelling that it drives and defines all that we do?In answer, Joe Stowell takes us into the drama that unfolded at the dinner table of Simon the Pharisee . . . and inside the hearts of two very different people. One, a sinful woman, loved Jesus with a passion that brought her to her knees in adoration. The other, a man righteous in his own eyes, kept Christ at arm's length. What does this beloved story from Luke's gospel reveal about our own hearts? With candor, insight, and hard-hitting illustrations, Joe Stowell fans your desire to love Christ into a flame that burns with increasing fervor in every aspect of your life. "Loving Christ" is challenging because it is so practical, and it is encouraging for the same reason. Stowell takes you from Simon's long-ago dinner party into the realities of the life you live today. All that you are, everything you do, brims with the potential to express your love for Jesus. Your attitudes, your choices, the ways you relate to others, your service to Christ and His people, your willingness to submit your comfort, peace, and security to God's design for your life . . . these are more than just areas you struggle with. They are opportunities for pouring out the very essence of yourself as a love offering that touches the heart of Christ. Do you long to love Jesus in life-transforming ways? Candid, insightful, convicting, and encouraging, "Loving Christ" will help you recapture the passion for Christ you experienced as a new believer.If you were challenged by Joe Stowell's book "Following Christ," this book will take you to the next level in your pilgrimage toward anauthentic relationship with Jesus.