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Wednesday Giveaway - Encounters with Jesus

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Encounters with JesusWhat can you do, or think, or believe to make yourself 'untouchable' to Jesus? The answer, according to Gary M. Burge, is nothing. In this insightful, well-researched book, Burge examines Jesus’ biblical encounters with everyday people and concludes, 'Nothing in our lives or situations will be an impediment to him … all are welcome'"

Sometimes we treat our academic studies of Jesus as if he was not a real person. By that I mean we study his socio-historical context, the way the Gospel’s frame his story, the theological implications of his words and deeds, but then act like his personal relationships are the territory of less weighty inquires. But how someone acts towards the flesh-and-blood people they encounter says volumes about them, every bit as much as the other areas of our study.

In Encounters with Jesus Gary Burge combines historical insight and theological reflection with a close look at the way Jesus treated the people who crossed his path, and ends up concluding that no situation or condition will impede Jesus’ approach.

To enter this week’s giveaway for a chance to win Encounters with Jesus simply comment below with your answer to this question: which Gospel encounter do you think of when you think of how Jesus treats those he meets?

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