The First Time We Saw Him: Awakening to the Wonder of Jesus

The First Time We Saw Him: Awakening to the Wonder of Jesus

by Matt Mikalatos

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Overview

Scripture tells us that the words of Jesus made people uncomfortable, confused, angry, repentant, worshipful, and riotous. Today, we read the words of Christ in a steady, even tone and find ourselves wondering if maybe we're missing something. Could it be that we've lost the emotional power of Jesus's words simply because we're too familiar with them?

With incredible insight into the surprising and unsettling aspects of Jesus's parables and life, Matt Mikalatos reimagines familiar stories and parables in a modern-day setting, bringing alive for the contemporary reader all the controversy and conflict inherent in the originals. These emotional, sometimes humorous, and jaw-dropping retellings include the stories of the prodigal son, the good Samaritan, the lost coin, the feeding of the 5,000, the death and resurrection of Jesus, and more, asking provocative questions like What would be the modern equivalent of Jesus letting a "sinful woman" wash his feet? Who would be the hero of "The Good Samaritan"? How would Jesus tell the parable of the lost sheep in a city like Portland?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441246325
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/10/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Matt Mikalatos is the author of My Imaginary Jesus and Night of the Living Dead Christian, and has been on staff with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) for fifteen years. Matt has an active blog called The Burning Hearts Revolution, and can be found at www.mikalatos.com. Matt has a masters degree in biblical theology from Western Seminary. Matt and his family reside near Portland, Oregon.
Matt Mikalatos is the author of The First Time We Saw Him, My Imaginary Jesus, and Night of the Living Dead Christian, and has been on staff with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) for fifteen years. Matt is an active member of the group blog at norvillerogers.com, and can also be found at www.mikalatos.com. Matt has a master's degree in biblical theology from Western Seminary. Matt and his family reside near Portland, Oregon.

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