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All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us

, 2010
ISBN: 9780801071546
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More books have been written about Jesus than any other historical figure. Many of these books ask and answer questions about Jesus. Would we get a different picture of Jesus if we allowed him to ask the questions?

Covering nearly 300 questions recorded in the New Testament under 26 separate themes, All That Jesus Asks uncovers who Jesus is by examining what was important to him and what he wants us to believe. This unique and comprehensive look at the greatest figure in history will encourage and challenge you—and it just might change your life.

Whether you’re a student, a pastor, or a layperson, this volume provokes you to read the Bible honestly—to let it surprise, challenge, and correct you as you apply the many steps of interpretation. By using the tools included in this volume, you’ll approach Bible study with more depth and understanding. Integrate the practical methods found in this collection with your preferred Bible, the Passage Guide, and the other Bible-study tools in Logos Bible Software—and then dive into Bible study with a vast knowledge base right before your eyes.

  • Emphasizes the importance of understanding the Bible in its original contexts
  • Illustrates various ways Scripture has been misinterpreted
  • Shows how to apply Scripture’s wisdom in the modern context
  • Who Is Jesus?
    • His Forerunner
    • His Teaching in Context
    • His Authority
    • His Humanity
    • His Mission
    • His Identity
  • How Do You Follow Him?
    • Relationship with Him
    • Faith in Him
    • Discipleship Directed by Him
    • Lordship under Him
    • Prayer According to Him
    • Priorities Given by Him
  • Where Is Your Thinking?
    • Discernment for Him
    • Self-examination for Him
    • Overcoming Anxiety for Him
  • Why Is Character So Vital?
    • Unbelief Rejects Him
    • Compassion Models Him
    • Gratitude Honors Him
    • Love Mirrors Him
  • What Are Some Critical Doctrines?
    • Understanding His Word
    • Following His Design for Marriage
    • Fearing His Judgments
    • Fighting His Adversary
    • Announcing His Kingdom
    • Anticipating His Gift of Resurrection
    • Rejoicing in His Love
Stan Guthrie is one of the most incisive writers I read. I’m always informed and challenged by his thinking.

Jerry B. Jenkins, owner, Christian Writers Guild

Atheists attempt to put Christians on the defensive by questioning the authority and goodness of God—the God whose existence they call into question. This book turns the tables by allowing Jesus to ask the questions. All That Jesus Asks will touch your head and your heart. I highly recommend it.

—Dinesh D’Souza, former president, The King’s College, New York

People’s sentiments about Jesus can run strong . . . . We prefer a sentimental picture because it requires nothing from us, neither conviction nor commitment. And because it lacks truth, it lacks power. In this new book, Stan Guthrie is out to change that picture. Using the questions that Jesus actually asked of those around him, Stan leads us into a deeper look at Christ’s humanity, authority, and mission. In All That Jesus Asks, you will discover the rugged truth about Christ and what that truth asks of you.

—Joni Eareckson Tada, founder, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

Rigorously presenting the Jesus of the Gospels as our interrogator and digging deep into the realities of discipleship as he taught it, Guthrie’s book is a landmark. I urge you to buy it and read it again and again.

J.I. Packer, Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology, Regent College

Stan Guthrie’s All That Jesus Asks slices through the fog of culture and history to place us in an uncomfortable but privileged seat at the feet of Jesus as he teaches and confronts those who would follow him—or challenge him. Whether you worship in the congregation or stand behind the pulpit, you will find Jesus’ questions to be both spiritually inspiring and unsettling as you truly realize All That Jesus Asks.

—Chuck Colson, founder, Prison Fellowship and the Colson Center for Christian Worldview

Stan Guthrie’s All That Jesus Asks is one-of-a-kind because it is the only book to date to deal with all the questions that Jesus asked—all three hundred of them! . . . The carefully crafted discussion questions at the end of each chapter are sure to enliven study and group discussion. And the question index, which lists the entirety of Jesus’ questions according to their themes, will prove to be a unique resource to teachers and preachers alike. Thanks be to God for Stan Guthrie’s great idea and his life-giving work.

R. Kent Hughes, senior pastor emeritus, College Church, Wheaton, IL

Stan Guthrie is an author, literary agent, and editor at large for Christianity Today. An award-winning veteran journalist and commentator on the evangelical scene, he has edited or cowritten a dozen books, and cohosts a weekly podcast for Books & Culture. Guthrie lives in Illinois.


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