Jesus Mean and Wild: The Unexpected Love of an Untamable God

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Baker Books, Jun 1, 2008 - Religion - 208 pages
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Many Christians are used to the idea of a meek and mild Jesus, the stereotypical "nice guy." Countering these all too prevalent notions, Mark Galli offers a unique study of seventeen troubling passages from the Gospel of Mark to prove we should be anything but comfortable with Christ.
Highlighting the undeniable fact of an untamable and often militant Messiah, Galli gives readers a training manual in spiritual growth to awaken sleeping believers and transform them into devoted disciples. Hinging on the compelling nature of the love of God, he explains how this mean and wild Jesus shows us truer love than our pleasant construct ever could. Striking and bold, always rooted in Scripture, Jesus Mean and Wild will put readers on the road to true discipleship. Now available in trade paper.
 

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User Review  - David Fuller - Christianbook.com

Galli's book: Jesus Mean & Wild helps us to a better understanding of the character of God. He deals with a number of difficult passages very helpfully. He challenges us to an excitingly obedient walk with our amazing God. Read full review

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User Review  - ThorneStaff - LibraryThing

Jesus Mean and Wild challenges our culturally tinged notions of the gentle, kind nature of Jesus with snippets from the gospel of Mark where He more closely resembles God as we see Him in the OT. A ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
9
Acknowledgments
13
Introduction
15
Difficult Love
21
A Hopeful Repentance
33
Holy War
41
Prayer Scandals
51
Its Not Nice to Be Nice
59
Sobering Power
111
Mercifully Irrelevant
121
Really HighDemand Religion
131
Gracious Impatience
139
Harsh Tutors of Love
147
The Storm before the Calm
157
Forsaken by Grace
165
Fearsome Love
175

Love That Makes Enemies
71
Wretched Individualism
81
Good Warnings
93
The Joy of Unfulfilled Desire
101
Notes
183
Discussion Questions for Small Groups
189
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Mark Galli (MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary) is senior managing editor of Christianity Today in the Chicago area. A former Presbyterian minister, he is the author, coauthor, or editor of several books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Prayer, Preaching That Connects, and 131 Christians Everyone Should Know. Galli lives in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

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