Rediscover Jesus: An Invitation

Rediscover Jesus An Invitation How well do you know Jesus I think about this often and I always come to the same realization I don t know Jesus anywhere near as well as I would like to know him The desire is there but life gets i

  • Title: Rediscover Jesus: An Invitation
  • Author: Matthew Kelly
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • How well do you know Jesus I think about this often, and I always come to the same realization I don t know Jesus anywhere near as well as I would like to know him The desire is there, but life gets in the way There are times when I seem to be making great progress, and other times when I wonder if I know him at all But I always arrive back at the same inspiring and hHow well do you know Jesus I think about this often, and I always come to the same realization I don t know Jesus anywhere near as well as I would like to know him The desire is there, but life gets in the way There are times when I seem to be making great progress, and other times when I wonder if I know him at all But I always arrive back at the same inspiring and haunting idea If there is one person that we should each get to know in a deeply personal way, it is Jesus the carpenter from Nazareth, the itinerant preacher, the Son of God, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, the Lamb of God, the new Adam, the Messiah, the Alpha and the Omega, the Chosen One, the Light of the World, the God Man who wants good things for us than we want them for ourselves, the healer of our souls.

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    1. Rediscover Jesus is an approximately 200 page hardcover with a purple dust jacket and deckle-edged pages. I'm not sure what it is about deckle-edged pages, but they seem to be heavily favored by publishers lately. The book itself is 40 chapters long, with no chapter spanning more than five pages. The choice of 40 chapters seems deliberate by the author as 40 is a very important Biblical number, i.e the Flood, the Israelites wandering in the desert, and Jesus' time in the desert. With the purple [...]

    2. I couldn’t have found a better way to spend this Sunday morning than I did reading this book today. I feel energized. I feel inspired. I feel joyful.I took away so many ideas from this book. I want to write down some of them (I urge you, though, if you feel the tiniest bit of desire to read this book to not use this little summary of my thoughts as a replacement for the book) so that I can think about them a bit and put them into action.1. “Generosity and forgiveness are two of the most radi [...]

    3. I hate giving a well-meaning Christian author a poor rating, but honestly this book read like a book of Sunday school lessons for middle grade children. While I was expecting simplicity from this book, I still wanted the short daily devotions to offer some depth and insight, and I'm afraid Mr. Kelly had little to offer of either.Despite how short some of the readings are (most were about two pages) the author CONSTANTLY repeats himself. He states a thought, and then continues restating it throug [...]

    4. Loved this easy read that guides the reader to a personal relationship with Christ--or deepening your relationship with Christ.Truly an appealing invite to readers to encounter Jesus deeply. This book answers an urgent need that I have found in Catholics all over North America: people of good will, rooted and raised in the Catholic Faith, who are Catholic mostly just for Sunday Mass and special occasions, who desperately need a personal relationship with Jesus. This book wonderfully addresses th [...]

    5. Looking to step it up a bit for Lent this year? I cannot recommend Matthew Kelly's Rediscover Jesus: An Invitation highly enough. If you have looked at this book and others like it before (maybe even passed them on to someone else), but thought they're not really meant for you - you're wrong. If you think your spiritual life is too advanced for a book like this, you're wrong. If you don't like Matthew Kelly and have therefore dumped this book into the "that's probably very nice, but it's not for [...]

    6. Mathew Kelly writes on a very simplistic level. His voice is a gentle one trying coax a person who has not been talking to God back into a conversation with him. It is not for a person who has studied their faith or is currently practicing their faith everyday. And frankly, if a person I knew wanted to learn more about the Catholic faith I don't think I would recommend Mr. Kelly. I would direct them to Fr. Robert Baron books and video series' or the Youth Catechism which is a wealth of knowledge [...]

    7. "When you stop, when you come to understand and deeply believe that this is only the beginning of our eternal walk with God the Father, everything is different. Different instantly, different forever. You are overwhelmed with the beautiful, deep, joyful, and penetrating peace that comes from knowing that you are home today and forever. Fear is gone forever. You are like a ship that travels along of coast of endless safe harbors. Storms may come but the harbor is always moments away."

    8. Over the past year I have read 11 books by Matthew Kelly. Each has challenged me, and each has had an immediate impact on my live. The main theme running through his writings is about:“Becoming the Best Version of Yourself!”And that theme continues in this volume. Kelly states in the introduction that the book can be read two ways. “There are two ways to experience this book. The first is like with any other book: Read it from cover to cover. The other way is to use this book as a guide to [...]

    9. Started every morning with this book. Each day I was yearning to pick it up again. Beautiful and inspiring! ❤️

    10. I was given a copy of this at the Christmas mass at my parish, which I liked, since this is suggested as a meditation for Lent. And if I was a lukewarm Catholic who simply needed a little nudge, or maybe a teen Catholic who needed a little urge to go deeper in my faith, it might have been very effective. The tone is simple, the message clear, the theology solid. The tone, at times, slips into the patronising, but not to an overbearing degree. But I would argue that it's really too simple to appe [...]

    11. Wonderful book for Christians or Catholics, who are trying to become "better versions of themselves". Read this in conjunction with a group who met weekly for discussion. I enjoyed both the book and the discussion group. The book definitely makes one think about and question one's life and gives practical ideas on how to improve through a better understanding of and relationship with Jesus.

    12. This was a wonderful book to enjoy daily throughout Lent. Matthew Kelly is a no-nonsense, humble and relatable author.

    13. Another good resource for either Lent or Advent. It has 40 chapters. Each chapter could be a daily mediation. Since I have read a number of the author's other books, it seems a little simplistic and repetitive but I still think it would be a good resource, especially for a young person.

    14. Matthew Kelly, author of Rediscover Jesus uses clear arguments to explain his viewpoints. The preciseness of language used throughout the book makes it easy for the reader to comprehend the message he is trying to share. Kelly not only explains his views, but he also includes real stories of when Jesus has positively encountered in someone’s life. This helps the reader better understand the works of God. These small stories that are included in the larger novel balance the internal views of Ke [...]

    15. Matthew Kelly's book Rediscover Jesus (2015) was a gift from a new friend at church. The author, associated with The Dynamic Catholic Institute, is straightforward about his evangelical mission. The book offers its readers forty brief chapters challenging each of us to reconsider our relationship with Jesus. I read the book through, but it is also designed for daily readings, over Lent, for example. The chapters offer ways of thinking about and relating to Jesus from various perspectives, such a [...]

    16. Matthew Kelly's best work, and that is certainly saying something. I don't think I have read a more powerful book on practical faith in my entire life. Kelly digs deep in that very subtle, gentle way that he does so well. This book is perfect for Lent. In fact, I think I will read it year after year as a reminder of what Lent and Jesus' ultimate sacrifice really mean for the world. Kelly's beautiful words about practical holiness and simple faith really hit a spot with me. Being holy doesn't hav [...]

    17. Rediscover Jesus makes for good Lenten reading. It is divided into forty short chapters containing reflections on a number of different themes, and concluding with a point to ponder, a verse from the Bible, a question to consider, and a prayer. The book is written in Kelly's usual enthusiastic and uplifting style. I can't say that I consciously retained a great deal from the book as a whole, but several points were made throughout it that I found myself continuing to ponder after putting the boo [...]

    18. This book was wonderful. It made me evaluate myself, helped me try to be a better version of myself and to look at how my actions affect others. It deepened my faith and understanding of Jesus Christ.

    19. Great book from the Dynamic Catholic apostolate. Digestible chunks of soul moving information fit well with modern lifestyles. Some useful snippets/tasks include: +"write down everything you know about Jesus"+"how would you describe Jesus to someone who knows nothing about him?"+ponder "who do you say that Jesus is and who does Jesus say that you are?" +tackle self-loathing+ practice generosity - "Jesus wants you to be the most generous person in your sphere of influence", "great lives belong to [...]

    20. One of the more significant pieces Matthew Kelly relates in this book is quoting from Lee Strobel's article on "How Easter Killed My Faith in Atheism." Strobel, who had training in journalism and the legal field as the legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, was an atheist shocked by his agnostic wife's decision to become a Christian. Intrigued by the positive changes in her character and values, Strobel decided to systematically investigate whether there was any credibility to Christianity. It's w [...]

    21. Short, simple, and frankly, not too preachy or pretentious, this honest and earnest examination of how to reground yourself in your faith was well worth the first as well as future readthroughs.While most Christians probably don't feel any immediate need to revitalize their faith, I think many will find themselves surprised by how much they could be doing better. I went in hoping it would provide a host of valuable insights and found myself still surprised by just how far I have to go in my spir [...]

    22. The most beautiful and practical book on Christianity I've read. If you're searching for a new way to find joy and peace, this is an extremely powerful self help book.It's a simple and quick read but it took me 2+ years to finish. Thinking I needed to want to improve my life before committing to finishing the book. Each chapter is about 4 or 5 chapters and can be easily registered.I'm glad a made it through and assume I'll be revisiting/rediscovering the book for the rest of my life.Peace y'all. [...]

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