The Questions of Jesus by John Dear
Challenging Ourselves to Discover Life's Great Answers

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This illuminating examination of the Gospels reveals how the questions Jesus asks of his followers lead the way to a deeper understanding of the meaning of life and the mystery of God.

The Gospels are filled with stories, parables, miracles, commandments, and dramatic incidents that trace Jesus’ life and recount his teachings. A close reading of the Gospels reveals, however, that they are also filled with questions. As John Dear points out in this remarkable book, Jesus, like any great teacher and rabbi, “has a question for everyone he meets, for every occasion, for every experience, for every potential disciple.” Dear uses these questions as a starting point, an invitation to readers to discover the lessons they contain by searching their own hearts and minds for answers.

Throughout The Questions of Jesus, Dear interweaves insights from ethical and religious teachers ranging from Buddha to Gandhi to Martin Luther King, Jr. Using recent events as powerful and poignant examples, he shows why a renewed commitment to Jesus’ message of nonviolence, compassion, justice, and peace is essential to healing a world torn by violence and war.


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About John Dear

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John Dear is a priest, retreat leader, author, and peace activist. He has served as the executive director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, an interfaith peace organization, and as a Red Cross coordinator of chaplains at the Family Assistance Center in New York City after the September 11, 2001 attacks. He has traveled to the world's war zones on missions of peace, has been imprisoned repeatedly for civil disobedience against war, and has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR's All Things Considered, USA Today, and the National Catholic Reporter. He lives in northeastern New Mexico.
 
Published December 18, 2007 by Image. 336 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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"The most frequently asked question in all four Gospels is perhaps the most beautiful: 'What do you want me to do for you?' With this question, we discover not so much a God who demands to be waited on, but a God who is eager to serve," writes John Dear, a priest, retreat leader, author, and peac...

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