The Unexpected Teachings of Jesus by John Coleman
Encountering the Gospels All Over Again

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The Unexpected Teachings of Jesus presents the Gospels not as simplistic solutions to everyday problems but as a collection of sacred stories that are challenging and can teach us all how to live in today's world. Filled with wise, wonderful, and sometimes quirky stories from John Coleman's own life and experiences as a father, teacher, and minister, the book delves into the Gospels to uncover the essence of what it means to believe in and follow the radical, compassionate, generous love of Jesus. Reading this collection of reflections is like putting on a new pair of glasses. It offers all Christians a new way of knowing Jesus' words and shows us teachings are sometimes the opposite of what we thought we understood.

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John Coleman, M.A., M.Div. is a father, teacher, and minister. He wrote the book out of his search for peace and hope in a sometimes despairing world. He brings to light the tremendously good news that comes from a source that has sometimes been misappropriated and often forgotten: the stories of Jesus that appear in the Bible.
Published January 8, 2002 by Jossey-Bass. 256 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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