A powerful Roman military officer, a poor widow, or somebody just like you . . . when people meet Jesus, amazing things happen! Designed as a springboard for seeker-friendly discussion and Bible study, this guide offers historical information and challenging ideas to help you on your personal journey. 72 pages, softcover from InterVarsity.
When people meet Jesus exciting things happen. Whatever their backgrounds and circumstances--military officer, widow, religious leader, prostitute--each person Jesus meets is known, challenged, and (sometimes) transformed. Rebecca Manley Pippert creates a safe place to explore, on your own or with a group, what might happen as you meet Jesus. In this discussion guide you'll take a closer look at both Luke's and John's narratives and you'll have the opportunity to consider more deeply your individual response to Jesus. Each study is packed with historical information, challenging questions and thought-provoking quotes, but it won't answer all your questions. In fact it may bring up new ones! But, no matter what, it will help get you started on your journey toward faith. Use Looking at the Life of Jesus with other Saltshaker Resources, How to Lead a Seeker Bible Discussion (a step-by-step guide for leaders), Talking About Jesus Without Sounding Religious (a how-to book on sharing your faith with confidence), The Way of Jesus (a book to give away to seekers) and Looking at the Life of Jesus and Spirituality According to Jesus (both seeker-oriented Bible discussion guides).
Pippert is an internationally known speaker who regularly lectures on spiritual renewal, evangelism and character formation for church conferences, at schools and colleges and in pastoral training seminars. She has also written several popular books on evangelism and Christian living. Her bestselling book has sold more than a half-million copies worldwide.