Item description for The Eight Blessings: Rediscovering the Beatitudes by Shane Stanford...
Overview What if the essence of all that Jesus taught could be summarized in a few paragraphs? The Beatitudes are more than just poetic verse used to begin the Sermon on the Mount; they are the essence of Jesus? message from beginning to end. Often overlooked and/or misunderstood, these simple and familiar words establish the overall tone of Jesus? teaching ministry and provide an intimate look at his most deeply held values.
The book describes the setting, people, and perception surrounding the scene from Matthew 5 and addresses each of the eight beaitudes or blessings. The chapters offer illustrations from Jesus? ministry, discussions of the theme and spiritual dimensions of the blessing, and application of the blessing to our contemporary lives. Stanford uses poignant stories of contemporary people to help the reader claim the blessings as a way of life.
A leader?s guide at the back of the book offers discussion and reflection questions for small-group use.
Publishers Description Explores the individual blessings of the Beatitudes (the blessings that begin the Sermon on the Mount). This book describes the setting, people, and perception surrounding the scene from Matthew 5 and addresses each of the eight beatitudes or blessings. It uses stories of contemporary people to help the reader claim the blessings as a way of life.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.94" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2007
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
ISBN 0687642248 ISBN13 9780687642243
Availability 0 units.
More About Shane Stanford
Shane Stanford is teaching pastor at Main Street United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and is staff leader/teacher for "Time That Makes the Difference," a weekly TV and radio program seen and/or heard in more than 5 million homes. A noted communicator and presenter, Shane is the author and developer of numerous seminars and workshops, including A2 Indicators, a healthy-church assessment tool that has been used in over 800 congregations. He is married to Dr. Pokey Stanford, an associate professor at William Carey College, and they have three daughters. Shane lives with hemophilia, HIV, and hepatitis-C contracted through a blood transfusion.