Jesus Christ is the most famous person in human history. His favorite name for himself was ""the Son of Man"" or the ""the Human One."" Rarely did his followers call him that, but it must have had great significance for him. This book describes why this name was so important and what it means for us now. Along with this favorite name, this book shows how Jesus Christ fulfills human longing, but at the same time is resisted by his own followers to this day. Nevertheless, his call to follow him has sounded down the centuries and been heeded by millions. The book leads to an exploration of the Way that is found in Jesus Christ, who called himself ""the Human One."" ""Montgomery asks a vital question: 'What is it about the person of Christ which attracts people to know Christ, to follow Christ, and to experience the fullness of life which Christ offers?' This book is an important and clear description of both the longing for God and the ways people are able to respond to that longing as they receive the abundant life which God offers in Jesus Christ."" --John S. McCall, Missionary in Taiwan ""Combining the heart of a missionary with the training of a sociologist, Robert Montgomery's fresh take on the 'drawing power of Jesus' is an inspiration! Montgomery, who writes with characteristic humility and faith, gives careful attention to the history of Christian mission and the complexities of the modern world while telling the story of
Following the Human One was published by Wipf and Stock in October 2017. The ISBN for Following the Human One is 9781498243889.