The Jesus You Can’t Ignore: What You Must Learn from the Bold Confrontations of Christ
Do you have any idea who Jesus really is?
“What you think of Jesus Christ will thoroughly color how you think about everything else,” writes John MacArthur.
This is a critical truth in the life of every believer. Our view of Jesus affects the way we view God, the world, ourselves, and every one of our decisions.
These days, Jesus is often portrayed as a pacifist, a philanthropist, or a docile teacher. He strikes a plastic—and sometimes pathetic—pose in the minds of many. Some prefer the meek and mild Jesus who heals the sick, calms fears, and speaks of peace and goodwill. These things do represent a portion of the Messiah. But tragically, too many have never been exposed to the rest of him. They have never seen a full 360-degree view of the Savior. Until now.
Like an investigative journalist on a mission, best-selling author and teacher John MacArthur walks through the gospel records and shows you a remarkable and compelling picture of the Jesus you can’t ignore.
From Publishers Weekly
In 1897, author Charles Monroe Sheldon penned a volume titled In His Steps that went on to become an international bestseller. It is from this book that the popular WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?) movement emerged.
MacArthur, bestselling author, pastor of Grace Community Church and president of the Master’s College and Seminary, begins with this notion and expands it to ask the question, What did Jesus do? He acknowledges that knowing the mind of Christ can be a challenge, especially when confronting the widespread influence of secularism and irreligion. But he also notes that Jesus encountered the same kinds of challenges. By studying the gospels, a modern pilgrim can get a sense of how Jesus handled similar situations, and extrapolate from his example ways in which we, today, can live.
His [Jesus’] style of ministry ought to be the model for ours, the author writes. MacArthur insists that we can engage contemporary culture using the same techniques that Christ used to meet head-on the challenges of his day. (July)
About the Author
John MacArthur, the author of numerous best-selling books that have touched millions of lives, is pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, and president of The Master’s College and Seminary. He is also president of Grace to You, the ministry that produces the internationally syndicated radio program Grace to You and a host of print, audio, and Internet resources. He authored the notes in the Gold Medallion Award-winning The MacArthur Study Bible.