It is a way of life. Randy Harris invites you not just to understand these great teachings but to live them in ways you never before imagined. Paperback , pages. Published June 13th by Leafwood Publishers first published May 8th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Living Jesus , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Dec 18, David Sanders rated it really liked it.
I have heard Randy Harris speak several times. He is definitely one of the great Christian thinkers of our generation. This book's thesis is how Christians would behave if they truly tried to live by the Sermon on the Mount. It makes you think and, more importantly, it will challenge you to examine your life. Jul 13, Katherine rated it really liked it Shelves: Taking a look at the Sermon on the Mount is an idea I really like, and I love the emphasis on actually living out the teachings in this "sermon.
This book addresses just that. We are told on page 11 that "this book is not just a study of the Sermon on the Mount.
Living Jesus: Doing What Jesus Says in the Sermon on the Mount
It's a way of discovering what Jesus says so we can do what Jesus says. The way the author puts it is by saying on page 32 "You're trying to make yourself loved rather than doing it out of response to the love that God's already given. True teaching doesn't do that. It never puts down. It really was an interesting read, and I'm glad to have read it. I would recommend it to any Christian. Dec 25, Byron Fike rated it it was amazing. I read this book twice this year since we were using it as the basis for our church's study of Jesus' sermon on the mount.
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I found it easy to read, yet challenging in a good way to apply. It is best read in community. Our church office staff read a chapter each week and discussed it in our staff meetings. I would then discuss the chapter again with my Sunday School class after watching the companion dvd.
The material was written with a focus for such discussions and lends itself well to helpin I read this book twice this year since we were using it as the basis for our church's study of Jesus' sermon on the mount. The material was written with a focus for such discussions and lends itself well to helping people wrestle with what it means to follow Jesus' teaching. The suggested exercises at the end of each chapter give practical direction in making application of the lesson. I would highly recommend this for any group desiring to know Jesus better and live the life he has taught us to live.
Apr 25, Michael Decamp rated it really liked it. This is an excellent study devotional book covering the Sermon on the Mount. At first, I was concerned that it was going to present the message of the sermon in a way that felt both imperative and yet also impossible. I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised. Randy Harris broke the message down into the core message in a way that I had not previously experienced, and left me hopeful that despite the my personal failings, I could truly live it out.
Things like commitment, integrity, and love This is an excellent study devotional book covering the Sermon on the Mount. Things like commitment, integrity, and love are the base ingredients which Jesus weaves through the various practical instructions. I'd recommend this book to individuals and small groups alike. It is worth the investment. Oct 04, Robert Durough, Jr. This is why books like Living Jesus are important, helping us learn to put into practice some of the most difficult exhortations in the Bible.
We are encouraged to take seriously the words of Christ and live them. Harris breaks the text down into twelve sections, providing practical commentary on each passage, after which several discussion questions are provided for group study, as well as a few challenging examples for living each section.
The book concludes with a description of the covenant Harris has made with a group of college students to take seriously the Sermon on the Mount, to memorize it, and hold one another accountable to living it daily. Further aid comes by way of suggested reading material and the DVD series by Harris upon which Living Jesus is based not having seen the series myself, I cannot comment on its effectiveness, though I would recommend the book on its own. One consideration I offer is realizing an holistic approach to living the Sermon on the Mount after reading Living Jesus and attempting to live particular sections at a time as they are suggested.
It is good to spend separate periods of time learning to live out all the different avenues talked about by Christ, but they also must not be used as substitutes for the final stage of holistic living.
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I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Challenging and eye-opening A unique intertwining of biblical study and practical application. I want to do my best to live out Jesus' teachings after every chapter and at the conclusion. Jun 19, Brent Soderstrum rated it it was amazing.
I am a big Randy Harris fan. In this book he covers in 12 chapters Jesus most famous speech-the Sermon on the Mount. I have read the words many times but Randy made me look at it differently.
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He also encourages you to live out what Jesus was conveying to us. Hence the title of the book-Living Jesus.
Book Review: Living Jesus: Doing What Jesus Says in the Sermon on the Mount, by Randy Harris
At the end of each chapter is a suggestion of how you can live out what is brought out in each chapter. My men's Bible study group covered it in six weeks. We used the DVD that goes along with the book. Let me warn you that the DVD is really Randy stating orally almost exactly what he has set out on the pages of the book. Jun 17, Meagan rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is a great supplement to that material.
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