Item description for Being Human: The Image of the Serving God by Terry Kyllo...
"I believe what Jesus taught. That's why I don't go to church." Seeing the obvious differences between what Jesus taught and what his followers do, many despair of finding a genuine Christian community. Under the radar of popular culture, however, lies another way to be Christian-a radical departure from as-seen-on-TV Christianity. Being Human offers a compelling vision of what it means to believe in Jesus in the modern world. Terry Kyllo invites readers to explore Jesus' profound revelation of the Serving God-that is, a God utterly committed to loving and healing everyone and everything. We are made in this God's image. With this God we serve the world. And through this God we find purpose, meaning, and joy.
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Studio: Hopeful Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.51" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.36" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Aug 27, 2004
Publisher Cold Tree Press
ISBN 1583850570 ISBN13 9781583850572
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An Excellent Pimer of the Christian Life Apr 1, 2005
I must congratulate Pastor Kyllo on this excellent introduction to Christian life and thought. Written with the "seeker" in mind (people interested but uncertain about and perhaps even suspect of "organized religion"), this book presents the basics of the faith in clear, non-technical language. He seeks to address some of the distrust issues that many in our culture have regarding the church and does it without condescending or over technical language.
This is a book that made me think, "I should have written this!" I must admit, however, that I am very glad Rev. Kyllo beat me to it, so to speak--he has done a wonderful job presenting a loving, accepting God. I plan to use this book in a variety of ways in our own congregation, form adult classes to handing it to those people who show up with their own questions about faith and religion. I think it will be an excellent discussion starter.
Invites the reader to explore Jesus Mar 9, 2005
In Being Human: The Image of The Serving God, Lutheran pastor Terry Kyllo invites the reader to explore Jesus' profound relation of the Serving God. A God utterly committed to loving and healing everyone and everything think in a contemporary world that seems intent upon inflicting damage to the hopes, aspirations, and spiritual lives of the Christian community. Very highly recommended reading for Christians of all denominations and traditions, Being Human offers a compelling vision of just what it really means to believe in Jesus in the context of the modern world. Pastor Kyllo maintains that we are made in the image of a loving God, and it is in serving God that we serve the world, as well as find purpose, meaning, and joy in our personal daily lives.
Can Christianity survive? Oct 17, 2004
As we go deeper into the 21st century, media christianity seems to dominate the civil discourse. A simplistic, fundamentalist "religion" that offers adherents a "ticket to heaven" in the Last Days while everyone else goes to hell.
This perspective is actively encouraged by the current resident of the White House, George Bush.
How refreshing it is to see an alternative view of God and the cosmos that brings us back to the teachings of Jesus as they were meant to be understood.
It was my privilege to be a member of Pastor Kyllo's Anacortes congregation. I learned that God is love, not punishment and retribution.
If you believe, as many do, that Christianity is in deep crisis, read this book to regain hope that God is still relevant and available to all. Not just the pious and sanctimonious.