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A Different Kind of Crazy: Living the Way Jesus Lived [Paperback]

By Lawrence W. Wilson (Author)
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Modern Christians profess to be authentic, but do we wrap ourselves in Christianese more than Christlikeness? A Different Kind of Crazy challenges you to take Jesus? teaching, and make it your own. Author Lawrence W. Wilson points out that Jesus did not say, ?Repeat after me,? as if the faith were a set of arithmetic tables to be memorized and repeated on command. He said, ?Follow me.? Jesus showed us a way to live, from loving our enemies to remaining pure when society encourages us to indulge our desires. Are you ready to truly follow Jesus and experience a life your friends, family, and the world may see as A Different Kind of Crazy? Take a risk. Change your life. And grow more like Jesus. Includes a discussion guide to facilitate small group discussions.

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Modern Christians profess to be authentic, but do we wrap ourselves in Christianese more than Christlikeness? A Different Kind of Crazy challenges you to take Jesus' teaching, and make it your own.

Author Lawrence W. Wilson points out that Jesus did not say, "Repeat after me," as if the faith were a set of arithmetic tables to be memorized and repeated on command. He said, "Follow me." Jesus showed us a way to live, from loving our enemies to remaining pure when society encourages us to indulge our desires.

Are you ready to truly follow Jesus and experience a life your friends, family, and the world may see as A Different Kind of Crazy? Take a risk. Change your life. And grow more like Jesus.

Includes a discussion guide to facilitate small group discussions.

Community Description
Modern Christians profess to be authentic, but would rather wrap ourselves in Christianese than Christlikeness. A Different Kind of Crazy challenges you to take Jesus' teaching, and make it your own. As author, Lawrence W. Wilson points out, Jesus did not say, "Repeat after me" as if the faith were a set of arithmetic tables to be memorized and repeated on command.

He said, "Follow me." Jesus showed us a way to live, from loving our enemies to remaining pure when society encourages us to indulge our desires. Are you ready to truly follow Jesus and experience a life your friends, family, and the world may see as A Different Kind of Crazy? Take a risk. Change your life. And grow more like Jesus.

Includes a discussion guide to facilitate small group discussions.

Please Note, Community Descriptions and notes are submitted by our shoppers, and are not guaranteed for accuracy.


From Publishers Weekly
Wilson (Why Me? Straight Talk About Suffering) gets in the face of evangelicals as he writes in a somewhat acerbic style, posing challenges to today's church on matters both personal and societal. This book will spur readers to examine their motives, actions and reactions to life's dilemmas in light of Jesus' teaching and example. Tackling those niggling character qualities that Christians often make excuses for not exhibiting, Wilson uses personal narratives and brief vignettes from today's news to expound upon the Christ-like responses the world requires of God followers: authenticity, vision, significance, holiness, purity, forbearance, charity, trust, tolerance, faith, integrity and commitment. Throughout this work, Wilson generates a good share of his material by citing stories from his own childhood and past. This works both for and against him; some Christian readers will relate to his frankness and the criticisms he lodges against the church, finding his jeremiad hard-hitting but necessary. Others, however, will wince as he describes his own missteps in relating to others, as the book's tone alternates between cynicism and contrition. Rather than encourage change, this book can leave a bitter aftertaste. (July) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Citations And Professional Reviews
A Different Kind of Crazy: Living the Way Jesus Lived by Lawrence W. Wilson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Publishers Weekly - 05/28/2007 page 54
  • CBA Retailers - 08/01/2007 page 39


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Item Specifications...


Studio: Wesleyan Publishing House
Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.5" Width: 6.05" Height: 0.54"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2007
Publisher   WESLEYAN PUBLISHING HOUSE #461
ISBN  089827348X  
ISBN13  9780898273489  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jerry Brecheisen (pronounced BRECK-eye-zen) is an author, humorist, speaker, and musician who currently serves as Director of Media for The Wesleyan Church. He has authored fourteen books and writes the weekly online column Hope above the Headlines. Jerry and his wife, Carol, have two children and four grandchildren and live in Fishers, Indiana. Lawrence W. Wilson is editorial director at Wesleyan Publishing House and author of When Life Doesn't Turn Out the Way You Expect. He writes the syndicated column 'Front Porch' and lives near Indianapolis, Indiana. Heather Gemmen Wilson is an award-winning, best-selling author and sought-after speaker for conferences, women's retreats, and pro-life events around the world. Her sweet spirit, confident authenticity, and obvious joy-combined with the incredible power of her testimony-make her uniquely able to identify with her audiences and inspire them to wholeness. Her memoir, Startling Beauty, won international acclaim through her appearances on programs including The 700 Club, Montel, and Naomi's New Morning. She is a freelance editor and writer for various Christian publishing houses and is married to her best friend, author and speaker, Lawrence W. Wilson.

Lawrence W. Wilson was born in 1959.

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A Different Kind of Crazy  Aug 3, 2007
I really enjoy this book. It is an easy read where the author uses real-life situations to get his points across. The book is humorous at times and insightful at others. As your read, you get the sense that the author is telling his stories directly to you and then asking you to think about your life in relation to Jesus' life.
I recommend this book!
 

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