Though biblical scholars have searched for centuries, little is known about the childhood of Jesus. Fortunately, this incomplete picture gives Spencer Smith and Mark Penta ample room for their entertaining and highly imaginative cartoon book Young Jesus Chronicles.With a tongue-in-cheek premise that the book is the result of a recently unearthed account of Jesus´s formative years as deciphered by Vatican-authorized experts (that is, cartoonists Smith and Penta), Young Jesus Chronicles is a clever and lighthearted collection of cartoons that celebrates the joy of puns and wordplay as much as it rewards you for paying attention in Sunday Bible school.We may never know the answer to the question, WWJD (What Would Jesus Draw)? But there´s a chance (albeit very slim) the answer might be a cartoon memoir of His childhood similar to Young Jesus Chronicles.
In the Bible the desert is a place of punishment and discipline, but also of blessing and love´s reawakening. Both Jesus and the people of Israel before him spent time in the desert, learning what it meant to be chosen and loved and holy. Yet while the people of the Exodus frequently got it wrong, providing some cautionary tales for us to learn from, Jesus himself constantly got it right, offering a perfect model for us to follow. In The Way of the Desert Andrew Watson takes us on a Lenten journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day, from the parting of the Red Sea to Israel´s entry into the promised land. Combining these Old Testament scriptures with insight from the Gospels, he reveals the continuing relevance of the exodus story to all who would seek to follow Christ. The author writes: ´It became the must-have accessory among Christian young people in the 1990s: a rubber wristband cryptically inscribed with the letters WWJD. A hundred years earlier, Charles Sheldon, American pastor and Christian Socialist, had written a book entitled What Would Jesus Do? and the initials on the wristbands picked up just the same question. Whatever situations we face in life - whatever decisions we are called upon to make - the issue of WWJD is vital for the Christian disciple. Jesus´ call, after all, is to ´´follow me´´.´ ´As a church leader at the time when WWJD wristbands were selling by the truckload, I was therefore positive about this simple summons to Christian thinking and discipleship. My only reservation was that WWJD seemed to beg a prior question, and one on which our young people appeared increasingly hazy, namely ´´What Did Jesus Do?´´ Short of marketing my own range of WDJD wristbands there were limited means to get my message across, though I mentioned it in the odd sermon at the time. But the danger of asking speculative questions about Jesus without rooting them clearly in the Jesus of the Gospels is a real one. How easy to construct a Jesus of my own making, a pocket Jesus (or idol, to use the Bible´s own term), who conveniently seems to share my views on politics, religion, money and relationships, without making me feel uncomfortable or challenged at all!´ ´As we approach Lent, the question ´´What did Jesus do?´´ yields some interesting answers, for the 40 days of Lent reflect the period that Jesus spent in the wilderness following his baptism and before the start of his public ministry. It´s a period briefly mentioned by the Gospel writer Mark (1:12 - 13) and described in greater detail by fellow evangelists Matthew (4:1 - 11) and Luke (4:1 - 13). So what did Jesus do in what we could call the first Lent?´
Go inside the radio station unlike any other where the deejay and the Bible Beavers -- Buck and Bart -- all want to know ´´What Would Jesus Do?´´ 12 new songs and an activity book deal with handling fear, dirty language, respecting parents, and much more!
Jesus riss viele Barrieren ein, um eine persönliche Beziehung mit Menschen haben zu können. Was würde Jesus in deinem Leben abschaffen, welche Mauer einreißen, um die Grenzen zwischen dir und ihm und deinem Nächsten zu überwinden? Ein herausforderndes Buch, das den WWJD-Spieß umdreht.
In the strange us-versus-them world of the ´90s Christian subculture, your faith was measured by how many WWJD bracelets you wore and whether or not you´d ´´kissed dating good-bye´´. Evangelical poster child Addie Zierman wore three WWJD bracelets, led two Bible studies, and listened exclusively to Christian rock. She was ´´on fire for God´´, unaware that the flame of her faith was dwindling until it burned entirely out. With candor and transparency, Addie chronicles her journey through church culture, first love, and her entrance - unprepared and angry - into marriage. When she washes out of church and nearly her marriage on a sea of tequila and depression, she isn´t sure if she´ll ever go back. When We Were on Fire is a funny, heartbreaking story of untangling oneself from cliché in search of a faith worth embracing. It´s a story for anyone who has ever felt alone in a crowded church. For the cynic. The doubter. The former Jesus freak struggling with the complexity of life. It´s a story about the slow work of returning to love, Jesus, and (perhaps toughest of all) his imperfect followers. And in the end, it´s about what lasts when nothing else seems worth keeping. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Jaimee Draper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001575de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ellie is often in trouble at home and at school. She has trouble remembering to think before she acts. Her frustrated mother gives Ellie a small purple bracelet to remind her to use self-control. It works, until Ellie loses the bracelet. She must then remember, all by herself, to always ask, ´´What would Jesus do? A timeless message for children learning self-control. Many books teaching a biblical principle use a bible story to relay the concept. However, some children get lost in the setting details of ancient times. They simply cannot relate to characters who dress, think and act so differently. A picture book, such as Elly and the Purple Bracelet , is the perfect vehicle for teaching important scriptural concepts.
WWJD? Think About It: Beverly Courrege
If you put aside what you think you know about Jesus and approach the Gospels as though for the first time, something remarkable happens: Jesus emerges as a teacher of the transformation of consciousness. Cynthia Bourgeault is a masterful guide to Jesus´ vision and to the traditional contemplative practices you can use to experience the heart of his teachings for yourself. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Jo Howarth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019922de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sundays are usually reserved for Jessica and Evan´s weekly Costco run, but Jessica is thrown for a loop when Evan decides to go to church instead. Meanwhile, Marvin treats Louis to a free teeth-whitening session, and Eddie and Emery find creative ways to get rid of the healthy cereal in the multi-pack.