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Overview Sweet examines how Jesus laughed, hung out with friends, played with children, enjoyed good times at social gatherings, and poked fun at pious pretensions. Using as its hook the life of Jesus, this book details the ways in which Jesus lived a disciplined life and healthy existence and illustrates the ancient truth: "Being cheerful (is like a medicine that) keeps you healthy. It is slow death to be gloomy all the time".--Proverbs 17:22, Good News Bible.
Leonard Sweet--with his profound insight and humor--examines how Jesus laughed, played with children, walked, enjoyed the good times, and poked fun at pious pretensions. By examining the life of Jesus, this prescription for health and well-being details the ways and habits through which Jesus lived a disciplined life and healthy existence during his ministry among us. The self-help advice is linked directly to stories about or by Jesus in the Gospels. You are sure to sharpen spiritually and hone your life physically while learning things about Jesus that you have never heard before.
"Sweet's off-the-wall prescription will afflict your assumptions and confront your consumption. It will change the way you look at Jesus--and it will change you." --Russell Chandler.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.82" Width: 5.42" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.67 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1996
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0687014913 ISBN13 9780687014910
Availability 0 units.
More About Leonard Sweet
Leonard Sweet is a scholar of USAmerican culture; a semiotician who "sees things the rest of us do not see, and dreams possibilities that are beyond most of our imagining;" and a preacher and best-selling author who communicates the gospel with a signature bridging of the worlds of faith, academe, and popular culture. In 2006 and 2007, Len was voted by his peers “One of the 50 Most Influential Christians in America” by ChurchReport Magazine, and in 2010, he was selected by the top non-English Christian website as one of the “Top 10 Influential Christians of 2010.” His popular podcast, “Napkin Scribbles,” is widely quoted, and his weekly sermon contributions to sermons.com have made that site the top preaching resource for pastors in North America. For nine years, he and his wife wrote the entire content for the weekly preaching resource Homiletics. In 2005 Len introduced the first open-source preaching resource on the Web, wikiletics.com. Len’s microblogs on twitter and facebook rank as two of the most influential social media sites in the world. You can find some of Len’s talks on his youtube channel, www.youtube.com/lenssweetspots. Founder and President of SpiritVenture Ministries (SVM), in 1995 Len launched Sweet's SoulCafe, a spirituality newsletter purchased by Broadman&Holman Publishing. Len is a popular and highly sought-after speaker throughout North America and around the world. In the past couple of years he has spoken in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, England, Wales, South Africa, South Korea, Iceland, Scotland, and most recently, China, Indonesia, and Latvia.
Author of more than 200 hundred articles, 1300+ published sermons, and more than fifty books, Leonard Sweet’s publications include the best sellers Soul Tsunami, Aqua Church, Jesus Manifesto (with Frank Viola), and Jesus: A Theography (with Frank Viola), as well as many other volumes that are revolutionizing the church’s mission. Len released multiple books in 2012, including Viral: Why Social Media is Poised to Ignite Revival; What Matters Most; the e-book, Real Church in a Social Network World; I Am A Follower; The Greatest Story Never Told: Revive Us Again. In 2011 Len published his first novel, The Seraph Seal (co-authored with Lori Wagner) with an innovative website, www.seraphseal.com. Several more books are scheduled for release in 2013/14: the ground-breaking preaching textbook, Giving Blood: A Fresh New Paradigm for Preaching (Zondervan), The Well-Played Life (Tyndale), Me to We ( ), and a new way to tell the scriptures, My Story, My Song (with Byounho Zho). Len published the first religion e-book on amazon: The Dawn Mistaken for Dusk in 2000.
Currently the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew University, Madison, NJ and a Visiting Distinguished Professor at George Fox University, Portland, Oregon, Len was Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Theological School at Drew University from 1995 to 2001. Previous to Drew, Len served for eleven years as President and Professor of Church History at United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio and is currently their President Emeritus. Prior to 1985, Len was Provost of Colgate Rochester/Bexley Hall/Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York when he was in his late 20s. Involved in leadership positions in the United Methodist Church, Len has been chosen to speak at various Jurisdictional and General Conferences as well as the 1996 World Methodist Congress in Rio de Janeiro. He also serves as a consultant to many of America's denominational leaders and agencies. He is a member of the West Virginia Annual Conference.
Leonard Sweet currently resides in Madison, in the state of New Jersey.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Jesus Prescription for a Healthy Life?
Want to save your life? Jul 29, 2007
Jesus' commandments and example of behaviors that can transform your life from sickness to health, from death to life. Len Sweet has fun with this book, but what he says is deadly serious -- it could save your life (literally and figuratively, physically and spiritually)! Highly recommended.
Jesus Prescription for a healthy Life...this Rocks Apr 20, 2000
So many books about Jesus and Christianity focus on anything but Jesus and Christianity. This book gives positive insight into the types of changes that you can make to see REAL Results in your life. This book shows that Christianity is not about rules and do's and don'ts, but about the type of real life changes that can be brought about by internal changes. Salvation (which means deliverance) is not something that can be imputed to the believer by a set of rules, but by a change that can only occur by a transforming relationship with Jesus. Always wanted to be a Christian but didn't think you could keep your brain and your happiness...Read this book and do both.