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Baker Books All That Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us

For centuries scholars and theologians have taught that Christ's commands and actions illuminated His true identity. But what if His true self is better revealed through the questions that he asked during his time on earth? In All That Jesus Asks Stan Guthrie shows us how Christ's queries force us to confront very real and life-changing issues. By examining what was important to Jesus and what He wants us to believe, Guthrie's unique and comprehensive look at the Savior will both encourge and challenge you to become a better and more devoted follower of Jesus!
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A revolutionary and fresh look at Jesus Christ

Date:July 7, 2011
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Just who is Jesus, and why should I follow Him? I thought I had the answers to those questions down pat until reading Stan Guthrie's 'All That Jesus Asks'. This book is the best apologetic on the Person of Jesus Christ that I have read in years, maybe ever. Combining tight journalistic prose with thoughtful contemplation, Guthrie employs Jesus Christ's own techniques of story-telling and asking leading questions to teach truth. Specifically, Guthrie uses the questions Jesus himself asked of disciples, followers, political leaders, even enemies to lay out the fundamentals of just who is this Man from Galilee, why it matters, and what our relationship should be to him. Personal anecdotes from Guthrie's own life and input from many of today's top Christian voices bring alive Gospel accounts written two thousand years ago to a twenty-first century readership. None of which captures just how reading this book impacted my own heart and life. In short, as one more Christian weary of the institutional church and superficial religion, I encountered afresh in these pages the Jesus Christ who revolutionized my own life, and for that alone I find myself recommending this book again and again. A must-read for anyone wanting to know better the biblical Jesus.
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A Book Exploring the Essence of Jesus' Words

Date:April 1, 2011
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I was totally engaged while reading this book by Stan Guthrie. What an amazing premise he brings - a challenge to his readers to potentially deepen our relationship with Jesus by looking at the questions He spoke as recorded in Scripture. I met that challenge as I read, “All That Jesus Asks”.
Jesus questions are familiar to me but many became “new”. And ever “new” they should remain to any of us seeking to grow in our ongoing journey with Christ.
Stan brought excellent resources to this masterfully crafted work. First. he brought his passion and personal walk as a Christian. He shared openly the realities from his own life and how Jesus’ questions have challenged and deepened his faith.
Stan’s exceptional career as a journalist makes him a credible writer to tackle this type of book. Themes are structured in a way that prompts the reader to investigate and reflect as the flow of Jesus’ questions builds in the context of each section.
Stan’s knowledge of Scripture and his insights garnered from reading other writers who were/are devoted to understanding their Christian journey add dimension to this book’s goal. At times, I found my own relationship with Christ eloquently expressed and affirmed. Conversely, Stan does not shy away from bringing in quotes from writers in controversy with Christianity or those within the Christian arena who beg the reader to look carefully at the rhetoric of interpretation.
It is a book about God’s love in sending His Son to complete a redemptive work on the Cross. It is a book that causes the reader to dig deeply into the Son’s words, renewing the essence of what that love means to the reader as an individual. It is a book about living as a Christian of influence in the world. Ultimately, it is an encounter with the One who will always woo us into wholehearted relationship with Him.
Study questions end each chapter. I can see this book as a dynamic resource for church groups. Stan’s bibliography is extensive prompting further exploration and/or study for readers who want “more”.
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Read it and grow!

Date:February 28, 2011
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Stan Guthrie is one of the few brilliant and brave ones who could think and write a book of such scope. As I digested All That Jesus Asks, I felt as if I were reading an unusually meaningful doctoral thesis. Though I’ve been teaching the Word of God for years and have exposited the biblical words of Christ countless times, it never occurred to me how much of God’s intellect was implicated in the textual questions of Jesus.
Stan’s writing is intellectually provoking, theologically fair, culturally incisive, and heartwarmingly honest. Through Stan’s transparent personal narratives depicting his life’s struggle with cerebral palsy, I not only feel enriched by having gotten to know Stan better, but I finished All That Jesus Asks feeling transformed by having gotten to know Jesus better.
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A VERY good book

Date:January 24, 2011
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Mickey
Location:San Antonio Texas
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Stan the man in Gods hand, knocked this one out of the park. A must read for everyone who takes their walk with Christ seriously. It is the kind of book that every disciple of Christ can sink their teeth into, learn from, and grow. Guthrie has a way of approaching well known passages of scripture from a different angle and revealing great truths.
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A Probing Look at Jesus

Date:January 15, 2011
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Robert
Questions often expose the depths of both the person asking and the person asked. That's what makes this book so excellent. By investigating the questions that Jesus asked, Stan Guthrie allows readers to better understand Jesus Christ and how he transforms his followers. Jesus' questions tell us who he is and who he claimed to be. And he sought to explore the understanding of those who followed him in his day. Today, those questions continue to expose our own ideas of who Jesus is and how we ought to be his disciples.
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This book has insights I hadn't thought about

Date:December 18, 2010
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All that Jesus Asks by Stan Guthrie reveals the method of the master teacher who asks questions more often than he makes statements. For example, Jesus never really comes out and says “I am God,” but he does wonder what others are saying about him and at one point probes what his disciples are thinking: “Who do you say that I am?” Later, his penetrating question of Peter is also one I need to answer: “Will you lay down your life for me?” At the end of each chapter, Guthrie’s thoughtful questions lend themselves to group discussion, and enable readers to reflect on issues, like “Which do you think is a bigger challenge to Christian faith: attacks on Christ’s supernatural identity or on his human nature?”
This insightful book uncovers truths about Jesus that I have not thought about half enough even though I have been following him for years. During the early years, I probably had an overblown image of Jesus’ divinity and an underdeveloped perception of his humanity. But as the Chalcedon creed stated in AD 451, we must not confuse the two natures and we must not transmit one nature into the other. We must not divide them into two special categories. Life was not easier for Jesus just because he was God.
In Muslim work, both the method and material demonstrated in Guthrie’s book are relevant, because asking questions is the preferred way to go about it. Such an approach means we let Muslims be the teacher while we are the learner. We allow Muslims to tell us what they believe rather than assuming we know because we listen to select news media. We ask Muslims what Muhammad means to them and look for felt needs so that we can present the Gospel with love and understanding.
Finally, this book is worth reading because it was written by someone who understands disability first hand but who demonstrates the joy available to all who are willing to sit at the feet of Jesus and answer his questions, whether facing a disability or some other God-given challenge.
Warren Larson directs the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University.
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