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Overview The great privilege and the great difficulty of the Christian life is keeping company with Jesus in all times and in all situations. Jackie Smallbones illustrates this practice by revisiting Gospel stories of Jesus' interaction with individuals dealing with terrible hardships. She draws from difficulties in today's society, such as breast cancer and unemployment, and uses Gospel stories to provide spiritual encouragement to people in those situations. Her discussion of these stories provides insight and encouragement for a closer relationship with God.
Publishers Description The great privilege--and the great difficulty--of the Christian life is keeping company with Jesus in all times and in all situations. In light of our struggles, we sometimes lose sight of Jesus in our lives, or we feel a sense of abandonment. With this in mind, Smallbones revisits Gospel stories of Jesus's interaction with lepers, adulterers, disciples, and others seeking healing. Her discussion of these stories provides insight and encouragement for a closer relationship with God as we deal with struggles in our own lives.
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Studio: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.68" Height: 0.31" Weight: 0.39 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2004
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN 0806651571 ISBN13 9780806651576
Availability 0 units.
More About Jackie L. Smallbones
Jackie L. Smallbones, Ph.D., is associate professor of religion and Christian education at Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa.
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A guide to developing a closer relationship with Jesus Nov 5, 2004
Written by Jackie L. Smallbones (an associate professor of religion and Christian education, who has taught biblical studies for more than twenty years in her native South Africa and the United States), Keeping Company With Jesus: Reflections on Gospel Stories is a straightforward guide to developing a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. The author's navigated rough times in her life, including dealing with unemployment and breast cancer, by holding fast to the words of Jesus and reflecting on his love, and the suffering he endured for all of humankind. Each chapter reflects upon a specific passage of the gospels, and a different aspect of how keeping company with Jesus affects both one's worldly and spiritual life. Questions for reflection and discussion round out this thoughtful work of love, reverence, and devotion.