Why It's Hard to Love Jesus

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Moody Publishers, Sep 1, 2003 - Religion - 208 pages
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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.
 

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Biblically solid - Great read!

User Review  - Jason - Christianbook.com

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! Read full review

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User Review  - Linda Treuting Maxwell - Christianbook.com

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. Read full review

Contents

With Thanks
9
Preface
11
1 The Eclipse of Devotion The Pharisee in All of Us
17
2 Bold Love The Radical Response of a Grateful Heart
29
3 Life Among the Forgiven Much Loving Jesus the Authentic Way
39
4 Love the Way It Was Meant to Be Moving from Duty to Devotion
51
5 Aspects of Love Learning Love at the Feet of Jesus
65
6 Simonized Saints Symptoms of a Loveless Life
79
8 The Good Neighbor Policy So Who Is My Neighbor?
105
9 The Ultimate Testimony The Compelling Power of a Loving Community
121
10 Street Love Giving the Disadvantaged the Advantage of His Love
135
11 Betrayal Love at the Crossroads
149
12 After the Party Loving Christ when Life Goes Back to Normal
161
Going Deeper Personal and Group Discussion Guide
173
Notes
201
Copyright

7 Barriers to Love Overcoming Self Through Sacrifice
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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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