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All That Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us
Baker Books / 2010 / Paperback
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For centuries scholars and theologians have taught that Christ's commands and actions illuminated His true identity. But what if His true self is better revealed through the questions that he asked during his time on earth? In All That Jesus Asks Stan Guthrie shows us how Christ's queries force us to confront very real and life-changing issues. By examining what was important to Jesus and what He wants us to believe, Guthrie's unique and comprehensive look at the Savior will both encourge and challenge you to become a better and more devoted follower of Jesus!
More books have been written about Jesus than any other historical figure. Many of these books ask and answer questions about Jesus. All That Jesus Asks allows him to do the asking and shows why getting the right answers will change your life. Covering nearly 300 questions recorded in the New Testament under twenty-six separate themes, All That Jesus Asks uncovers who Jesus is by examining what was important to him and what he wants us to believe. This unique and comprehensive look at the greatest figure in history will encourage and challenge readers.
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Author: Stan Guthrie
Located in: Wheaton, Illinois
Submitted: November 19, 2010
Tell us a little about yourself. Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine. His latest book, All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, is scheduled for November release from Baker. He is author of Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities column for BreakPoint.org and monthly opinion pieces for Crosswalk.com. He has appeared on National Public Radios Tell Me More, WGNs Milt Rosenberg program, ABCs Nightline Twittercast, and many Christian programs, including Moody Radios New Day Florida. An inspirational speaker, he hosts a weekly podcast with John Wilson of Books & Culture. He also is an author and editorial advisor for ChristianBibleStudies.com.
What was your motivation behind this project? While a few books had been written about the questions, I hadnt seen them, and I thought this would be an unusual, and easily graspable, approach to studying him. I figured this would be a fascinating way to see what was important to him. Instead of the usual book in which we ask God questions, this one would allow him to ask us questions. Of course, Im not a New Testament scholar, though the well-known Donald Guthrieno relationis. This book therefore couldnt be an academic tome or a reference work. It would have to come out of my experiences and abilities, as any good book does. I would write for the laity, sharing what I was learning along the way.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? I expect that the responses of readers will be as varied as they are themselves. The questions, like the rest of Gods word, are living and active and have a way of penetrating our defenses. And because they are questions, they demand our response. The questions will touch each of us in different ways, at different points in our lives. I think readers will come away with something new each time they consider the questions. But clearly our listening to Jesus ask his questionswhich, when all is said and doneputs him in the drivers seat, where he belongs, and where we need him to be.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? You cant dig into the life and words of Jesus day after day without being affected. Sometimes its very hard for writers about Christian topics to avoid becoming jaded or bored; weve all heard about the relationship between familiarity and contempt. That never happened with me and the questions of Jesus. The New Testament presents almost 300 questions from the mouth of Jesus. While many no doubt are repeats, the cumulative effect was amazing. The last couple of years have been difficult personally. My mother was very illand thank God pulled through; I was laid off at Christianity Today and my wife, Christine, had to return to the paid workforce; and I had to have fairly extensive shoulder surgery. Yet through all this I felt a calmness of spirit and a close connection with Jesus that were better than I had ever experienced in my many years as a Christian. The question that grabbed me the most was, Who do you say that I am? If we get that one right, it seems to me the rest will follow. As I, week after week and month after month, mulled his questions and the way he graciously dealt with people, my faith in and love for him was renewed, strengthened, and deepened. I dont take any credit for this. Because I was on a disciplined writing schedule, I almost couldnt help it! I was reading the Bible more consistently than ever before, wrestling with its implications, and being confronted with the untamed beauty of Jesus all the time. I hope my book has a similar effect on readers.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? I deeply appreciate J.I. Packer, Randy Alcorn, Philip Yancey, John Piper, Tim Keller, and many more.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: Some people who endorse me and the book: Stan Guthrie is one of the most incisive writers I read. Im always informed and challenged by his thinking.-- Jerry B. Jenkins, novelist; owner, Christian Writers Guild Atheists attempt to put Christians on the defensive by questioning the authority and goodness of Godthe God whose existence they call into question. This book turns the tables by allowing Jesus to ask the questions. All That Jesus Asks will touch your head and your heart. I highly recommend it.-- Dinesh DSouza, author, Whats So Great about Christianity Peoples sentiments about Jesus can run strong . . . . We prefer a sentimental picture because it requires nothing from us, neither conviction nor commitment. And because it lacks truth, it lacks power. In this new book, Stan Guthrie is out to change that picture. Using the questions that Jesus actually asked of those around him, Stan leads us into a deeper look at Christs humanity, authority, and mission. In All That Jesus Asks, you will discover the rugged truth about Christ and what that truth asks of you."-- Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center Rigorously presenting the Jesus of the Gospels as our interrogator and digging deep into the realities of discipleship as he taught it, Guthries book is a landmark. I urge you to buy it and read it again and again.-- J. I. Packer, Board of Governors Professor of Theology, Regent College Stans book is amazing. Its rich with wisdom and insights. . . . This book will be extremely helpful to others seeking an authentic relationship with Jesus.-- Mary Schaller, president, Q Place
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