Following Jesus by S. J. Daniel J. Harrington
What the New Testament Teaches Us

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"The Church as a whole and all her Pastors, like Christ, must set out to lead people out of the desert, towards the place of life, towards friendship with the Son of God, towards the One who gives us life, and life in abundance."– Pope Benedict XVI, Apostolic Letter, Porta Fidei

Becoming a disciple of Christ was no easy task in the time of Jesus and it continues to be the ultimate challenge.

It is about combining one's head and heart to not only become His student in an intellectual sense but also "conforming" to His person, imitating His sacrificial love and, by means of faith and baptism, actually taking on His identity as the Son of God.

This book from renowned Catholic biblical scholar Daniel J. Harrington is divided into four parts, each of which deals with six key New Testament passages relating to the theme of following Jesus.

Part One: Hearing Jesus' Call in the Synoptic GospelsPart Two: Growing in Appreciation of Jesus in John's GospelPart Three: Paul as a Disciple of JesusPart Four: Other Ways of Being a Disciple of Jesus

Harrington brings the concepts home in an accessible and actionable way through simplified summaries at the end of each section, along with the proactive Think, Pray, and Act reflections and Ten Points on Discipleship for support and guidance.

Following Jesus: What the New Testament Teaches Us is perfect for individual or group study as we share in the universal call to discipleship.


About S. J. Daniel J. Harrington

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Daniel J. Harrington, SJ, is professor of New Testament at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry in Cambridge, MA. He has been general editor of New Testament Abstracts since 1972 and is a past president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America.
Published December 4, 2012 by Our Sunday Visitor. 106 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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