The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others (Paperback)
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Winner of the 2005 Christianity Today Book Award
When an expert in the law asked Jesus for the greatest commandment, Jesus responded with the Shema, the ancient Jewish creed that commands Israel to love God with heart, soul, mind, and strength. But the next part of Jesus' answer would change the course of history. Jesus amended the Shema, giving his followers a new creed for life: to love God with heart, soul, mind, and strength, but also to love others as themselves. Discover how the Jesus Creed of love for God and others can transform your life.
About the Author
Scot McKnight has been married for 47 years, a professor for nearly 40 years, and an author of more than 80 books. His books from Paraclete include the bestseller, The Jesus Creed; Praying with the Church; and To You All Hearts are Open.
This fascinating book explains that the gospel is about the restoration of "cracked Eikons" (fallen humans) so that humans can be in union with God and in communion with the saints. In the candid and lucid style that has made McKnight's THE JESUS CREED so appealing to thousands of pastors, lay leaders, and everyday people who are searching for a more authentic faith, he encourages all Christians to recognize the simple, yet potentially transforming truth of the gospel message: God seeks to restore us to wholeness not only to make us better individuals, but to form a community of Jesus, a society in which humans strive to be in union with God and in communion with others. Prisim ePistle July 26, 2006
With a degree of theological insight that is refreshingly "meaty," The Jesus Creed is an excellent resource for anyone desiring life-changing, Christ-centered, spiritual growth. CBA Marketplace September 24, 2004
Amid a sea of books on Christian spiritual formation, McKnight brings us a simple, highly readable one focused on the weightiest teaching of Jesus: love God and love others as yourself. . . . McKnight shows great respect for the Jewish heritage of Jesus and offers readers scholarly, yet highly accessible, illustrations of the sociocultural landscape of first century Palestine. Publishers Weekly August 24, 2004<hr>
There are few people in the world who both speak well and know what they are talking about. Scot McKnight is one of those people. He blends a great scholarly mind, with a wonderful communicative spirit. In The Jesus Creed this all comes together. Read it, and read it again. Samuel Lamerson, Ph.D., Asst. Professor of New Testament, Knox Theological Semin July 24, 2004
This book is a rare treat. A biblical scholar of the first rank offers the fruit of his own personal study, life experience, and prayerful reflections. It is clearly written, eminently practical, and based on a wide range of sage traditions (Protestant, Catholic and Jewish). One does not have to agree with Scot McKnight in all the particulars to see that he has produced a work of real value. No doubt this book will draw many readers closer to Christ, and more deeply into the wisdom of God's Word. Scott Hahn, Ph.D., Professor of Scripture and Theology, Franciscan University of July 24, 2004<hr>