Jesus Is Better Than You Imagined Hardback

by John Ortberg, Jonathan Merritt

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Jesus Is Better Than You Imagined

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  • Feel like faith has become too safe?
  • Jonathan Merritt explores the times our conception of Christ misses the mark
  • A vital read if you want to rediscover the mystery of God
Is the God who created us better than the God we've created?

After following Jesus for nearly two decades, Jonathan Merritt decides to confront the emptiness of a faith that has become dry, predictable, and rote. In a moment of desperation, he cries out for God to show up and surprise him, and over the next year, God doesn't disappoint.

In Jesus Is Better Than You Imagined, Jonathan shares vulnerable, never-before-shared stories of how he learned to encounter Jesus in unexpected ways. Through a 60-hour vow of silence in a desert monastery, he experiences Jesus in silence. When a friend dies of a rare disease, he sees Jesus in tragedy. Through confronting childhood sexual abuse, Jonathan discovers Jesus in honesty. In an anti-Christian-themed bar, he finds Jesus in sacrilege. And when he's almost kidnapped in Haiti by armed bandits, he experiences Jesus in the impossible.

Though Merritt finds himself in places he never dreamed of, he doesn't lose his way. Instead, these experiences force him back to the Bible, where he repeatedly offers fresh, sometimes provocative, interpretations of familiar passages. Along the way, he throws back the covers on the sleepy faith of many Christians, urging them to search for the Holy in their midst.

Pointed and poignant by turns, Jonathan helps readers open their hearts to a mysterious God and a faith that sustains, guides and, most importantly, surprises. His fearlessly honest story invites us all to discover the messy mercy and crazy grace of a sometimes startling Saviour.

Jesus Is Better Than You Imagined by John Ortberg; Jonathan Merritt was published by Hodder & Stoughton in June 2014 and is our 13657th best seller. The ISBN for Jesus Is Better Than You Imagined is 9781444799767.

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Details for Jesus Is Better Than You Imagined

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherHodder & Stoughton (June 2014)
Number of Pages208
Thickness22 mm
Height216 mm
Width143 mm
Product Code4282521
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