Item description for Simply Jesus: Experiencing the One Your Heart Longs For (LifeChange Books) by Joseph Stowell...
Overview We know who Jesus is, right? We preach and teach about his will and ways, tell his stories by heart, celebrate him, and serve him. Why, then, does he sometimes seem so far away? Stowell's dramatic insights will demonstrate how your life will change when you fix your attention fully on the person of Christ.
Publishers Description Simply Jesus. What would it mean to fix our attention fully on the Person of Christ? To approach Him apart from systems, formulas, religion, and well-meaning Christian culture? To see Jesus Himself? And how would that change us? Moody Bible College President Joseph Stowell ponders these probing questions -- showing through dramatic stories and surprising insights how believers can experience significant life-change as they encounter Christ -- our model of understanding, love, and courage, today. Simply Jesus identifies experiences that can awaken the realization of our basic need to focus on Him ... like temptation, trouble, and surrender. A book intended for both spiritual seekers and Christians who are ready for a fresh, personal encounter with the Savior their heart searches for.
Joseph M. Stowell became the seventh president of Chicago's Moody Bible Institute in 1987. He is a graduate of Cedarville College and Dallas Theological Seminary, and a third-generation minister, having pastored churches in Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan. He has written a number of books including: Eternity, Shepherding the Church into the 21st Century, Perilous Pursuits and The Dawn's Early Light. He appears regularly on the national radio programs Moody Presents and Proclaim, heard on over 400 stations.
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.55" Width: 4.76" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.31 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2002
Publisher Multnomah Books
Series LifeChange Books
ISBN 1576738566 ISBN13 9781576738566
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More About Joseph Stowell
Joseph Stowell is a teaching pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel in Illinois. He served as the seventh president of Moody Bible Institute for eighteen years and is an internationally recognized conference speaker. He is also heard weekdays on the award-winning radio Bible teaching program, Proclaim! Joe and his wife, Martie, are the parents of three adult children and ten grandchildren. They make their home in suburban Chicago.
Joseph M. Stowell currently resides in Chicago, in the state of Illinois.
Reviews - What do customers think about Simply Jesus: Experiencing the One Your Heart Longs For (LifeChange Books)?
Challenging Mar 29, 2008
This is a very short but powerful book that tells how to know Jesus better. It made me re-evaluate my relationship to Jesus and it is very inspirational and Biblically sound. I recommend it to anyone who wants a close relationship with Jesus Christ. --Karen Arlettaz Zemek, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry"
A book for all of us. Jun 18, 2004
This wonderful little book was handed to me to peruse for use in our ministry as a possible follow-up book for new Christians. Y'know, kind of an introduction to who Jesus is. What I found was a powerful call to all Christians, young and old, to know Jesus. Joseph Stowell does an outstanding job of compelling us to draw near to the Lord. All of the "things" that we think are so important are really worthless next to knowing Him. Even our Christian "things" can cloud what is the true call of a Christian. The chapters on "having Jesus" and "the fellowhsip of His sufferings" are life changing. Get this book and get a new passion for knowing Christ!
Fantastic Nov 5, 2002
After seeing Dr. Stowell at a conference, I was excited to get this book. If you are a Christian, just getting by ... read this book! It will challenge you, and make you re-think about your walk with Jesus. It is top notch, and lists many verses to study in the bible.
Get it, read it, and get closer to Christ!
It's All ABOUT JESUS Feb 11, 2002
A very popular catch-phrase used in our day is "It's not about you" often accompanied by "It's all about you.." and whatever claims the speaker wants to enunciate. However, as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, we are learning that it is "All About Jesus." And "Simply Jesus" by Joseph M Stowell, President of the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago helps to clarify just that position.
In his own warm, inimitable, and engaging way, Stowell helps to paint the portray as it should be painted...God's Son, Jesus Christ our Lord as the main object and center of all the Universe. In nine short chapters, the author describes his own personal journey into the heart of God in loving relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ through many illustrations from his own life (being invited to the White House, dining with Billy and Ruth Graham, and growing up in his dad's church) and that of friends and family. This is done with great humor which is both candid and sensitive to those being illustrated, as well as his target audience.
Just because this is an easy read doesn't mean that it is either boring, cliche-ish, or shallow. It is none of those. What it is will be many things to each different reader.
For me, it was a clear, inviting, and compassionate call to know Christ more...and not just more about Him. But to know and love Him more, and to let Him love me as only He can.