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The Importance of Being Foolish: How to Think Like Jesus [Hardcover]

By Brennan Manning (Author)
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Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.4" Width: 5.84" Height: 0.81"
Weight:   0.77 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2005
Publisher   Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN  0060751657  
EAN  9780060751654  

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A guide for how to become mature, passionate fools for Christ who are willing to do the kingdom work God has called us to do and so change the world, one soul at a time.

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In the eyes of the world, Jesus was a fool. He did not abide by the rules of his day; the people he associated with were shunned by society; his Sermon on the Mount reads likea primer on being left behind, stepped on, and ignored. In order for us to truly be the people Jesus wants us to be, we too must learn to become "foolish."

Becoming a Christian is not a magical enterprise by which we are automatically transformed into better people. We must train to become who God intends us to be. In The Importance of Being Foolish, bestselling Christian author Brennan Manning teaches us how to think like Jesus. By reorienting our lives according to the gospel we may appear to be fools in the eyes of the world, but Manning reveals that this is exactly what Jesus wants.

In a powerful exploration of the mind of Christ, Manning reveals how our obsession with security, pleasure, and power prevents us from living rich and meaningful lives. Our endless struggle to acquire money, good feelings, and prestige yields a rich harvest of worry, frustration, and resentment. Manning explores what Christ's mind was truly focused on: finding the Father, compassion for others, a heart of forgiveness, and the work of the kingdom.

Coming from the gentle yet compelling voice of Brennan Manning, The Importance of Being Foolish is a refreshing reminder of the radical call of Jesus and the transforming love of God.

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More About Brennan Manning

Brennan Manning Brennan Manning
Brennan Manning is a Korean War veteran and former Franciscan priest who lives in New Orleans, Louisiana . A native of Brooklyn, Manning earned degrees in philosophy from St. Francis College and in theology from St. Francis Seminary. His other books include The Signature of Jesus and Abba s Child. Still traveling widely, Manning continues to write and preach, encouraging men and women everywhere to accept and embrace the good news of God s unconditional love in Jesus Christ.
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Charles Brock is a graphic designer and senior art director for The Designworks Group in Sisters, Oregon. His love for books propelled him into book cover design eight years ago following his graduation from Oklahoma State University, and his works have since been featured in Communication Arts. He enjoys spending his spare time with his wife, Kimberly, and pursuing his interests in photography."

Brennan Manning lived in New Orleans, in the state of Louisiana. Brennan Manning died in 2013.

Brennan Manning has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Ragamuffin Stories
  2. Studies in Christian Living
  3. Th1nk LifeChange

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
very good  Dec 31, 2006
there isn't one chapter that does not leave the reader unchallenged. i truly admire the way the author makes sure that he does not cut corners or water down the gospel. the author makes sure, by the grace of GOD, that no human excuse or lie is left unexposed. it is essentially a book about repentance and Truth, because true repentance of sins and the heartfelt acknowledgement of Jesus Christ as LORD is the only way for us humans to think like Jesus. Without these two things, you can learn about Jesus in an intellectual way, but not the way we ought to, the way He desires us to and it will always be jampacked with untruth. this book, by GOD's grace, will exhort, encourage and convict.

and as I always say, read it with your Bible in hand.
Another Manning Classic  Oct 24, 2006
Brennan Manning forever secured his place as an important theologian with The Ragamuffin Gospel. If he never wrote another book, he has served Christianity well with one of the most important books ever written about the faith.

But in his book The Importance of Living Foolish, Manning continues his quest to promote a belief in Christ the recognizes the folly of the modern world and its preoccupation with foolish, fleeting things.

At the same time, as in The Ragamuffin Gospel, Manning presents the unvarnished Jesus, who was loving, tender, kind, and gentle, but who spoke truth to power, was brutally honest, and was not dismissive of sin.

The Importance of Being Foolish stands on its own merits, and Brennan Manning continues to grow as one of this era's greatest standard bearers of Christianity.
Puts into words my own view  Sep 16, 2006
I've always thought the Christian message to be a radical rejection of worldy values. But what's generally preached is a watered down version of this message. Manning boldly and in his familiar style asserts that what the world views as foolish is the wisdom of God. It's a tough message but a wonderful one.
Excellent  Sep 18, 2005
Once again Manning calls us out beyond the darkness of pharisaical competition for heavens gate. Where the light of gods unbounded LOVE cradles us and reminds us that because we are so loved, we must love as well. Bless this guy, he has stood up after many falls, and I pray he will continue to enlighten us.
Power packed  Aug 24, 2005
Although my first Manning book, I can see why he is so well respected.

This is a very personal and challenging presentation of spiritual growth that differs from sanitized Christianity. This is not the prosperity gospel.

He doesn't pretend to have all of the answers. He also doesn't spell out many of his points. The title for example is never explained. At least not directly.

A book that would challenge anybody. Can't wait to read it again.

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