The Questions of Jesus by John Dear

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The Questions of Jesus

by John Dear
306 pages

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This illuminating look at the record of the Gospels examines the questions Jesus asked of those who followed him, and how understanding his questions give you a deeper understanding of Jesus.

The Gospels brim over with well-known stories, miracles, teachings, and amazing events. But they are also filled with questions. As author John Dear explains, Jesus “has a question for everyone he meets, for every occasion, for every experience, for every potential disciple.” The book contains an invaluable list of every question Jesus asked, arranged in 19 categories, with a meditation on the meaning of each.The Questions of Jesus will help you meet Jesus as a master of asking, by helping you look at all his asking techniques and where and when he deployed them.

John Dear is a priest, retreat leader, author, and peace activist, who draws from experiences such as serving as Red Cross coordinator for chaplains for families after the 9/11 attack. The meditations on each question focus on topics like justice, love, forgiveness and non-violence. If you come from a conservative or evangelical worldview (and the idea of reading a peace activist puts you off), this book can be a good challenge to look into parts of Jesus' message that are probably heard less often in your world. Price $12.95

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Table of Contents

The questions are arranged in 19 categories:
  • Invitiation
  • Identity
  • Purity of Heart
  • Conversion
  • Love
  • Healing
  • Vision
  • Compassion
  • The Meaning of Life
  • The Reign of God
  • God's Generosity
  • Faith
  • Truth
  • Understanding
  • Obedinece
  • Discipleship
  • Arrest and Trial
  • The Cross
  • The Resurrection

About the Author

John Dear, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, lecturer, retreat leader and peace activist, who has authored over a dozen books on nonviolence. Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize.