Beautiful Outlaw: Experiencing the Playful, Disruptive, Extravagant Personality of Jesus  -     By: John Eldredge
Buy Item $16.99 Retail: $22.99 Save 26% ($6.00) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Beautiful Outlaw: Experiencing the Playful, Disruptive, Extravagant Personality of Jesus

FaithWords / 2011 / Hardcover

$16.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $22.99
|
Save 26% ($6.00)
Buy 20 or more for $16.14 each.
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW960881

Current Promotions

Product Media

Play Title Media Type Artist/Author Time Price Purchase
/preview/90/43/960881_1.mp3 1. Author Interview ? Album Only

Product Description

In Beautiful Outlaw, John Eldredge removes the religious varnish to help readers discover stunning new insights into the personality of Jesus. He was accused of breaking the law, keeping bad company, heavy drinking. Of being the devil himself. He was so compelling and dangerous they had to kill him. But others loved him passionately. He had a sense of humor. His generosity was scandalous. His anger made enemies tremble. He'd say the most outrageous things. He was definitely not the Jesus of the stained glass.

In the author's winsome, narrative approach, he breaks Jesus out of the typical stereotypes, just as he set masculinity free in his book, Wild at Heart. By uncovering the real Jesus, readers are welcomed into the rich emotional life of Christ. All of the remarkable qualities of Jesus burst like fireworks with color and brilliance because of his humanity. Eldredge goes on to show readers how they can experience this Jesus in their lives every day. Beautiful Outlaw will quicken readers' worship, and deepen their intimacy with our incomparable Lord and Savior.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: FaithWords
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0892960884
ISBN-13: 9780892960880
Availability: In Stock

Related Products

  1. Love & War: Find Your Way to Something Beautiful in Your Marriage
    Love & War: Find Your Way to Something Beautiful in Your Marriage
    John Eldredge, Stasi Eldredge
    WaterBrook Press / 2011 / Trade Paperback
    $11.49 Retail: $14.99 Save 23% ($3.50)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 12 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW730213
  2. Love & War: Finding the Marriage You've Dreamed of Pack Participant's Guide and DVD
    Love & War: Finding the Marriage You've Dreamed of Pack Participant's Guide and DVD
    John Eldredge, Stasi Eldredge
    Zondervan / 2010 / Other
    $25.49 Retail: $36.99 Save 31% ($11.50)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW889618
  3. Waking the Dead
    Waking the Dead
    John Eldredge
    Thomas Nelson / 2006 / Trade Paperback
    $12.49 Retail: $16.99 Save 26% ($4.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 9 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW88292
  4. The Jesus I Never Knew
    The Jesus I Never Knew
    Philip Yancey
    Zondervan / 2002 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 27% ($4.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 27 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW19237

Publisher's Description

Reading the Gospels without knowing the personality of Jesus is like watching television with the sound turned off. The result is a dry, two dimensional person doing strange, undecipherable things.

In BEAUTIFUL OUTLAW, John Eldredge removes the religious varnish to help readers discover stunning new insights into the humanity of Jesus. He was accused of breaking the law, keeping bad company, heavy drinking. Of being the devil himself. He was so compelling and dangerous they had to kill him. But others loved him passionately. He had a sense of humor. His generosity was scandalous. His anger made enemies tremble. He'd say the most outrageous things. He was definitely not the Jesus of the stained glass.

In the author's winsome, narrative approach, he breaks Jesus out of the typical stereotypes, just as he set masculinity free in his book, Wild at Heart. By uncovering the real Jesus, readers are welcomed into the rich emotional life of Christ. All of the remarkable qualities of Jesus burst like fireworks with color and brilliance because of his humanity.

Eldredge goes on to show readers how they can experience this Jesus in their lives every day. This book will quicken readers' worship, and deepen their intimacy with Jesus.

Author Bio

John is part of the leadership of Ransomed Heart, a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God, recover their own heart in his love, and learn to live in his Kingdom. John grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles. John earned his undergraduate degree in Theater at Cal Poly, and directed a theater company in Los Angeles for several years before moving to Colorado with Focus on the Family, where he taught at the Focus on the Family Insitute. John earned his master's degree in Counseling from Colorado Christian University, under the direction of Larry Crabb and Dan Allender. He worked as a counselor in private practice before launching Ransomed Heart in 2000. John and his wife Stasi live in Colorado Springs with their three sons.

Publisher's Weekly

Bestselling author Eldredge (Wild at Heart), founder of Ransomed Heart Ministries, uses his playful style to uncover the truth about who Jesus really was. With an eyebrow-raising warning about the “poison of religion,” he urges readers to turn from religious power displays and legalism and instead spend time falling in love with the man, Jesus. Eldredge repeats tales from the Gospels to reveal a leader who was both humorous and confrontational, generous and moody. Eldredge clearly loves his subject, almost chuckling in delight at Jesus’ antics. Readers get an intriguing glimpse of Jesus waiting his turn in line, “snorting” in anger, and artfully outsmarting his enemies. On the other hand, many of the themes are recycled (e.g., Jesus is your friend, suffering happens for a reason), and the book lacks opportunities for application and reflection (e.g., study questions). Still, readers will find a three-dimensional Jesus and may find themselves re-reading scripture with an eye on characters’ feelings. (Oct.) Copyright 2011 Reed Business Information.

Editorial Reviews

"Eldredge's trademark passion and personal transparency offer another inspiring challenge that could revolutionize lives as did his Wild at Heart."Christian Retailing, Editor's Pick
"Bestselling author Eldredge (Wild at Heart), founder of Ransomed Heart Ministries, uses his playful style to uncover the truth about who Jesus really was. With an eyebrow-raising warning about the "poison of religion," he urges readers to turn from religious power displays and legalism and instead spend time falling in love with the man, Jesus. Eldredge repeats tales from the Gospels to reveal a leader who was both humorous and confrontational, generous and moody. Eldredge clearly loves his subject, almost chuckling in delight at Jesus' antics. Readers get an intriguing glimpse of Jesus waiting his turn in line, "snorting" in anger, and artfully outsmarting his enemies. On the other hand, many of the themes are recycled (e.g., Jesus is your friend, suffering happens for a reason), and the book lacks opportunities for application and reflection (e.g., study questions). Still, readers will find a three-dimensional Jesus and may find themselves re-reading scripture with an eye on characters' feelings."—Publishers Weekly

Product Reviews

4.7 Stars Out Of 5
4.7 out of 5
(35)
(8)
(2)
(0)
(0)
Quality:
4.8 out Of 5
(4.8 out of 5)
Value:
4.7 out Of 5
(4.7 out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
4.7 out Of 5
(4.7 out of 5)
100%
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
SORT BY:
SEE:
Displaying items 1-5 of 45
Page 1 of 9 12345 Next
  1. Nigeria
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    The impact is immense
    May 18, 2014
    Peter Oluwaseun Ajayi
    Nigeria
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I smile because I feel I see Jesus smiling to me in my room. Though, he is my Lord but he prefers I see him more of a friend because in that the intimacy is more expressed. Like this book a lot because John Eldredge has shown me more sides of Jesus that I was never conscious of.
  2. Joplin, MO
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Brings the Personhood of Jesus Alive
    March 14, 2014
    mattparks35
    Joplin, MO
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: male
    Quality: 4
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    Eldredge describes Jesus in a way that brings to life the personhood of Jesus. He becomes more than just words on a page, but rather a real flesh-and-bones person. The way he describes the personality of Jesus is story-like yet convicting. Though I do not personally agree with some of Eldredge's interpretations of Jesus character. One example is from Chapter 11 on Trueness. Eldredge presents Jesus as being "true to Himself" and then goes on to imply that we be true as well, but he is very vague in describing what it means to be true as Jesus was. If we are indeed to be our true selves, we would be constantly sinning. I don't think Eldredge means this, but this is just one issue. This chapter is, in my opinion, his weakest. Also, the way Eldredge presents those who hold to any traditions, even if they practice them for noble reasons, fit into the "religious" mold. The way he presents traditions is that they are inherently bad and that anyone who carries on these traditions over time are modern day Pharisees. But I would venture that the traditions practiced by a large percentage of Christians do it for godly reasons. Eldredge defaults to the conclusion that if a person does not like what he has to say about traditions, then they are "religious" in the radically conservative and legalistic sense of the word. The way he comes across some of the time is, "If you get offended, you are legalistic and need to lighten up." But other than this, the book is very insightful and it would be a dis-service to pass it off as not beneficial.
  3. Florida
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Eye-opening book
    November 3, 2013
    Lou D
    Florida
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Beautiful Outlaw is a wonderful book for opening your eyes of faith to see more of who Jesus really is. The author has a thriving, intimate relationship with his Savior and shares his thoughts on how to achieve the same in your life. This is a must-read for those who long to deepen their faith and have moment-by-moment communication with the living Lord.
  4. Bristol, WI
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    What was Jesus really like?
    June 19, 2013
    rwarrender
    Bristol, WI
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    How many times has the tone of an e-mail or text message been misinterpreted? For most of us it is too often. Yet, viewing Jesus through the often dry 2-dimensional view often presented, the personality of Jesus has been lost. John Eldrege masterfully brings into view much of what is actually evident in Scripture. Jesus suddenly becomes far more than that hazy mystical figure. How the situation changes when a sly smile or raised eyebrow is added. This is a wonderful work that can be appreciated by those both very familiar with the Bible or with none at all. Many people know of Jesus. This helps reveal someone we can know personally.
  5. Northern California
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    April 17, 2013
    Sparky
    Northern California
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    This book gently reintroduces Jesus to readers who may be rejecting Christianity because they can't abide dogmatic Christians. It is a joyful, fresh revelation of Jesus as He truly is!
Displaying items 1-5 of 45
Page 1 of 9 12345 Next

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. Beautiful Outlaw DVD-Based Study: Experiencing the Playful, Disruptive, Extravagant Personality of Jesus
    Beautiful Outlaw DVD-Based Study: Experiencing the Playful, Disruptive, Extravagant Personality of Jesus
    John Eldredge
    Thomas Nelson / 2011 / DVD
    $24.99 Retail: $34.99 Save 29% ($10.00)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW207537
  2. All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life
    All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life
    Mark Batterson
    Zondervan / 2013 / Hardcover
    $14.49 Retail: $22.99 Save 37% ($8.50)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 25 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW333050
    Video
  3. I Do, Personalized Wedding Print
    I Do, Personalized Wedding Print
    Bonnie Mohr
    P Graham Dunn Inc Engravables / Gift
    $39.99
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 20 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW1071710
  4. Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism
    Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism
    John Piper & Wayne Grudem, eds.
    Crossway Books & Bibles / 2012 / Trade Paperback
    $16.49 Retail: $25.00 Save 34% ($8.51)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW537127

Find Related Products

Download Media Players

A Flash Player is required to view some of the content on this page. Click the "Flash Player" button above to download a Flash Player.

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search