When you hear the name "Jesus," what images come to mind? Stained glass windows? A painting from your childhood Sunday school class? Mystical guru? After years spent posing questions like these, Donahue encountered the living, breathing Son of God and here illuminates many of the facets of Jesus and his mission---his teaching, grace, and love. 232 pages, softcover from InterVarsity.
What images come to mind when you hear the name "Jesus"? Religious icon? Mystical guru? Maybe he's the figure in the stained-glass window at church, or in the painting hanging in the hallway of your grandmother's house. Bill Donahue spent years asking these questions, and the Jesus he eventually met was not merely an ancient sage but the living, breathing Son of God. He found himself captivated by Jesus' teaching, embraced by his love and disarmed by his grace. And so in this book, the author brings to life the many facets of who Jesus is and what his work in the world is all about. Written in forty brief segments with opportunities for personal reflection and dialogue with God, In the Company of Jesus makes ideal daily reading. This book is a companion to the Jesus 101 series and elaborates on the ideas found in those studies. This winsome approach to Jesus will expand your ideas about who he is and draw you into his very presence. Whether you are meeting Jesus for the first time or you've known him for many years, you'll find new insights from time spent in the company of Jesus.
Bill Donahue (Ph.D., University of North Texas) is founder and lead strategist for The Communitas Network, which coaches and equips catalytic leaders to build transformational teams for the purpose of mobilizing missional communities. He also serves as an adjunct teacher at a number of seminaries, training both master's and doctoral students in church leadership and small group ministry. He previously served as executive director of small group ministries for the Willow Creek Association (WCA), where he developed leadership strategies and training events for over 2500 volunteers. He has also worked as an associate pastor in Texas and Pennsylvania, and at Proctor & Gamble and PNC Financial Corporation. He is the author of and coauthor of and (all with Russ Robinson). With Greg Bowman he is the author of He has also written and the Jesus 101 small group study series (with Keri Wyatt Kent).
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