Why It's Hard to Love Jesus  -     By: Joseph M. Stowell
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Why It's Hard to Love Jesus

Moody Publishers / 2003 / Paperback

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Renew the passion for Christ you experienced as a new believer! Retelling the stories of Simon the Pharisee and the woman from Luke 7, Stowell challenges us to re-examine our love for Jesus. You'll learn to transform habitual worship to true adoration and praise. Previously published as Loving Christ. 202 pages, softcover from Moody.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 202
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0802410928
ISBN-13: 9780802410924

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Publisher's Description

Why It's Hard To Love Jesus takes a close look at the story in Luke 7 describing Simon the Pharisee and a sinful woman who anoints Jesus with expensive oil. When we're confronted with the reality of Jesus, do we remain indifferent and religious like Simon the Pharisee or do we fall at His feet in adoring worship like the woman who had been forgiven much? Joseph Stowell challenges Christians to honestly probe the answer to this penetrating question.

Author Bio

JOSEPH M. STOWELL currently serves as the president of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is a graduate of Cedarville University and Dallas Theological Seminary and was honored with a doctor of divinity degree from The Master's College in 1987. From 1987 to 2005, Joe served as the president of Chicago¿s Moody Bible Institute, joining the staff of the suburban Chicago Harvest Bible Chapel in 2005. An internationally recognized conference speaker, Joe has written numerous books including the award winning The Trouble with Jesus, Strength for the Journey, and The Weight of Your Words. Joe and his wife, Martie, are the parents of three adult children and have ten grandchildren. They currently live in Ada, Michigan.

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  1. Klamath Falls, OR
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Biblically solid - Great read!
    December 4, 2010
    Jason
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    I first read this book several years ago under the title of Loving Christ. This book should be read by every believer at least once a year. Very relevant and practical for believers at every stage of the Christian walk. Get this book!
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    March 12, 2010
    Teagon Potter
    Great book. It has really helped me look at love for God in a new light...a simple review cannot explain the depth of appreciation and wisdom I have gained.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 24, 2010
    Emily Cole
    This book is excellent! The price is also great. Thinking of using this book for smallgroup.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 1, 2010
    Linda Maxwell
    This is an excellent book. It will make you ponder about what it really means to love Jesus, and whether or not you are really doing you best to honor Him with your life.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 22, 2009
    Michael
    The subtitle should be "Why it's hard to read this book". Dr. Stowell does another outstanding job laying the hard questions at the feet of his reader. Stowell unpacks the Luke 7 story and gives the reader an unpleasant reality check. He then calls us to abandon religion and embrace the relationship.
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