The Jesus I Never Knew

Zondervan - Jesus has rocked my own preconceptions and has made me ask hard questions about why those of us who bear his name don’t do a better job of following him. ”. There is no writer in the evangelical world that I admire and appreciate more. Billy grahamphilip yancey helps reveal what two thousand years of history covered upwhat happens when a respected christian journalist decides to put his preconceptions aside and take a long look at the Jesus described in the Gospels? How does the Jesus of the New Testament compare to the “new, his death and resurrection—and ultimately, his miracles, rediscovered” Jesus—or even the Jesus we think we know so well? Philip Yancey offers a new and different perspective on the life of Christ and his work—his teachings, who he was and why he came.

No one who meets jesus ever stays the same, ” says Yancey. From the manger in bethlehem to the cross in Jerusalem, Yancey presents a complex character who generates questions as well as answers; a disturbing and exhilarating Jesus who wants to radically transform your life and stretch your faith. The jesus i never knew uncovers a Jesus who is brilliant, challenging, creative, fearless, compassionate, unpredictable, and ultimately satisfying.





What's So Amazing About Grace?

Zondervan - It shakes our conventions with its insistence on getting close to sinners and touching them with mercy and hope. He said of the bombers, "I have lost my daughter, but I bear no grudge. Gordon alone survived. If grace is god’s love for the undeserving, he asks, then how are we doing at lavishing grace on a world that knows far more of cruelty and unforgiveness than it does of mercy?Yancey sets grace in the midst of life’s stark images, then what does it look like in action? And if Christians are its sole dispensers, tests its mettle against horrific "ungrace.

Can grace survive in the midst of such atrocities as the nazi holocaust? Can it triumph over the brutality of the Ku Klux Klan? Should any grace at all be shown to the likes of Jeffrey Dahmer, who killed and cannibalized seventeen young men?Grace does not excuse sin, says Yancey, but it treasures the sinner.

What's So Amazing About Grace? - It loves today’s aids-ridden addict as much as the tax collector of Jesus’ day. In his most personal and provocative book ever, Yancey offers compelling, true portraits of grace’s life-changing power. It’s the one thing the world cannot duplicate, and the one thing it craves above all else--for only grace can bring hope and transformation to a jaded world.

In what’s so amazing about Grace? award-winning author Philip Yancey explores grace at street level. True grace is shocking, scandalous. He asks, how can christians contend graciously with moral issues that threaten all they hold dear?And he challenges us to become living answers to a world that desperately wants to know, What’s So Amazing About Grace?





The Jesus I Never Knew Study Guide

Zondervan - Each chapter begins with Yancey’s reflections on rediscovering Jesus. Now individuals and groups can join yancey in this probing look at Jesus Christ—his teachings, his miracles, and ultimately, his death and resurrection, who he was and why he came. Questions that stimulate journaling follow, with note-writing sections that assist the reader in· seeing jesus through scripture· Looking at Jesus Within and Without· Being Seen by Jesus· Further Glimpses of Jesus· Gazing on Jesus This Week Also included are Yancey’s suggestions for viewing Hollywood films on Jesus, with optional directions about film usage in studying The Jesus I Never Knew.

Voted book of the year philip yancey’s bestselling book The Jesus I Never Knew peeled away popular stereotypes to present a brilliant and fascinating portrait of Christ. This study guide helps readers press beyond the traditional picture to uncover a Jesus who is brilliant, creative, compassionate, fearless, unpredictable, challenging, and ultimately satisfying.





Vanishing Grace: Bringing Good News to a Deeply Divided World

Zondervan - In this video-based small group Bible study, participants will explore what kind of news is good to a culture that thinks it has rejected the Christian version. Why the disconnect? why are so many asking, yancey shows the desperate need our world has for grace, “What’s so good about the Good News?” In Vanishing Grace, and how Christians can truly make the gospel good news again.

Wading deep into the transformative power of grace, they will hear illuminating stories of how faith can be expressed in ways that disarm even the most cynical. Why does the church stir up such negative feelings?” Philip Yancey has been asking this all his life as a journalist. His perennial question is more relevant now than ever: research shows that favorable opinions of Christianity have plummeted drastically—and opinions of Evangelicals have taken even deeper dives.

Vanishing Grace: Bringing Good News to a Deeply Divided World - Yet while opinions about Christianity are dropping, interest in spirituality is rising. This 6-session dvd is designed for use with the Vanishing Grace Study Guide sold separately.





Where Is God When It Hurts?

Zondervan - If there is a loving god, then why is it that … ?You’ve heard that question, perhaps asked it yourself. And it will help equip anyone who wants to reach out to someone in pain but just doesn’t know what to say. Where is god when it hurts? will speak to those for whom life sometimes just doesn’t make sense.

No matter how you complete it, at its root lies the issue of pain. Does god order our suffering? does he decree an abusive childhood, orchestrate a jet crash, steer a tornado through a community? Or did he simply wind up the world’s mainspring and now is watching from a distance?In this Gold Medallion Award–winning book, Philip Yancey reveals a God who is neither capricious nor unconcerned.

Where Is God When It Hurts? - Using examples from the bible and from his own experiences, Yancey looks at pain—physical, emotional, and spiritual—and helps us understand why we suffer.





Prayer

Zondervan - In this six-session zondervangroupware™ video curriculum, perplexing, challenging, award-winning author Philip Yancey probes the very heartbeat―the most fundamental, and deeply rewarding aspect―of our relationship with God: prayer. Yancey explores such questions as: •is god listening? •why should god care about me? •if god knows everything, what’s the point of prayer? •Why do answers to prayer seem so inconsistent and capricious? •Why does God seem sometimes close and sometimes far away? •How can I make prayer more satisfying? The Prayer DVD and Prayer participant’s guide are available separately.

Prayer: does it make any difference? is an exploration of the mysterious intersection where God and humans meet and relate. What is prayer? how does it work? and more importantly, prayer is the essential human act, does it work? In theory, a priceless point of contact between us and the God of the universe.

Prayer - In practice, confusing, prayer is often frustrating, and fraught with mystery.





The Bible Jesus Read

Zondervan - The prophets: God Talks Back 8. Yancey approaches each of these major segments from a different point of view and adds additional interpretive material, extending the reach of his best-selling book. Psalms: spirituality in Every Key 6. The eight sessions include: 1. Is the old testament Worth the Effort? 2. Understanding the Old Testament 3.

Job: seeing in the Dark 4. Deuteronomy: A Taste of Bittersweet 5. He teams with the emmy award-winning production team responsible for video production of the What’s So Amazing About Grace? ZondervanGroupware™. Yancey serves as guide and interpretive leader of each session and, in a series of in-depth interviews and explanations, he covers five crucial segments of the Old Testament: * Job * Deuteronomy * Psalms * Ecclesiastes * The Prophets.

The Bible Jesus Read - In the bible jesus read, award-winning author Philip Yancey combined scholarship and insight to bring new light to old material and stimulate new thought and further study. This eight-session zondervangroupware™ uses video and group discussion to explore the sometimes shocking and cryptic writings of the Old Testament to help readers know God better.

Ecclesiastes: The End of Wisdom 7. Advance echoes of a final answer The Bible Jesus Read DVD and Participant’s Guide are available separately.





Meet the Bible: A Panorama of God's Word in 366 Daily Readings and Reflections

Zondervan - Each day's reading includes scripture, and questions for contemplation -- all designed to offer insight into how the passage fits into the overall story of the Bible, contemporary commentary, and how it can speak to your life today. Here are stories to remember, images of real people and circumstances closer to your own life than you've ever imagined.

But if you were born after the baby boom, chances are the Bible seems more like an item of passing interest than a book of depth and meaning for the twenty-first century. From that first sentence of genesis, the story of salvation unfolds in strange and wonderful mingling of the commonplace and the miraculous, the human and the transcendent.

Meet the bible introduces you to the full, epic sweep of the bible -- the characters, the stories, the places, the times, and the meanings of this Book of books -- and shows you that even the most obscure passage can hold relevance for your life once you understand what to look for. By the time you've finished the year's worth of reading, you'll have gained a panoramic view of the whole Bible and a firm understanding of its ideas and teachings.

Meet the Bible: A Panorama of God's Word in 366 Daily Readings and Reflections - Culturally relevant commentary from quinn and yancey sheds light on each day’s passage, the good characters and the bad, examining the twists and turns of the Bible’s many narratives, the high points and the low points, as well as the eternal thoughts and descriptions of God and his Son. If you're not familiar with the bible, shepherd boys and itinerant preachers, giants and seven-headed dragons, it can be difficult to put into perspective the puzzle of kings and prophets, Old Testament law and New Testament grace.

Award-winning writer philip Yancey and author Brenda Quinn are your guides on this one-year reading tour of the Bible.





Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud

Zondervan - He takes us beyond the things that make for disillusionment to a deeper faith, a certitude of God's love, and a thirst to reach not just for what God gives, but for who he is. Philip yancey has a gift for articulating the knotty issues of faith. Why, if he cares for us, do bad things happen? what can we expect from him after all? Yancey answers these questions with clarity, does he seem so distant? Why, if God is so hungry for relationship with us, richness, and biblical assurance.

In this 25th anniversary edition of disappointment with god, yancey poses three questions that Christians wonder but seldom ask aloud: Is God unfair? Is he silent? Is he hidden? This insightful and deeply personal book points to the odd disparity between our concept of God and the realities of life. Included in this anniversary edition is a study guide with questions about these perplexing questions of faith that the author confronts.





Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith

Zondervan - You will hear the parables as they must have sounded to first-century Jews, powerful and surprising. A rare chance to know Jesus as his first disciples knew him. It will also help you to adapt the rich prayers and customs you learn about to your own life, in ways that both respect and enrich your Christian faith.

Ann spangler and lois tverberg paint powerful scenes from Jesus’ ministry, culture, immersing you in the prayers, history, feasts, and customs that shaped Jesus and those who followed him. And you will emerge with new excitement about the roots of your own Christian faith. Sitting at the feet of rabbi Jesus will change the way you read Scripture and deepen your understanding of the life of Jesus.

. What would it be like to journey back to the first century and sit at the feet of rabbi jesus as one of his Jewish disciples? How would your understanding of the gospel have been shaped by the customs, and traditions of the Jewish culture in which you lived?Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus takes you on a fascinating tour of the Jewish world of Jesus, beliefs, offering inspirational insights that can transform your faith.

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith - You will watch with new understanding as the events of his life unfold. By looking at the jewishness of jesus, one that is both balanced and insightful, Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg take you on a captivating journey into the heart of Judaism, helping you to better understand and appreciate your own faith.

This newly expanded softcover edition includes a discussion guide for both individuals and groups, and instructions for a simple home Passover Seder celebration. You will join the conversations that were already going on among the rabbis of his day.





The Jesus I Never Knew Participant's Guide: Six Sessions on the Life of Christ Groupware Small Group Edition

Zondervan - Based on philip yancey's gold medallion book of the year on the life of christ,  The Jesus I Never Knew is a six-session small group Bible study DVD/digital video sold separately in which Yancey uses film portraits of Jesus and contrasts them with the Jesus of the Bible. The jesus i never knew gives you fresh, his challenging teachings, uncluttered perspectives on history's central figure—his radical claims, and his effect on others .

Best of all, creative, you'll come face-to-face with the most compelling, fearless, unpredictable, challenging, and ultimately satisfying person anyone can know: Jesus Christ. This guide is filled with insights, questions for discussion, and applications that will help you discover the Jesus you never knew.

The Jesus I Never Knew Participant's Guide: Six Sessions on the Life of Christ Groupware Small Group Edition - Sessions include:the jesus we thought we knewthe teachings of jesusthe revolutionary Grace of Jesus The Miracles of JesusThe Death of JesusThe Resurrection, Ascension and Ongoing Presence of JesusDesigned for use with the Jesus I Never Knew Video Study sold separately. Including you. This remarkable experience will spark discussion, application, interaction, and growth.

. Together, the bible, you'll share life-changing discoveries about God, and yourself.