What Jesus Meant: The Beatitudes and a Meaningful Life

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Challenging our expectations and forcing us to look anew at our reality, Erik Kolbell demonstrates how the eight pillars of the Beatitudes--meekness, empathy, righteousness, peace, persecution, purity, poverty, and simplicity--are still valuable codes of conduct for our individual and collective lives. In this engaging book, he masterfully shows the timeless value in these poetic and paradoxical words from Jesus and how they offer relief and direction in our all-too-confusing world.

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"Years ago, while still in seminary, I used to wonder what Jesus meant when he said, ‘Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.’ Finally, I concluded that the sword Jesus must have had in mind was the sword of truth, the only sword that heals the wounds it inflicts. Hurting and healing, each of Jesus' eight Beatitudes is just such a sword. I felt it anew reading this beautiful book."

—William Sloane Coffin, from the foreword

"A timely exploration into the spiritual foundations of the decisions we make in our everyday lives. This is a book that can be meaningful to people of any or no religious persuasion."

—Jane Pauley

"Erik Kolbell reminds us of the truly radical message the Beatitudes still carry for all of us—eight simple statements with the power to turn the world upside down."

—Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children’s Defense Fund

"Beautifully and straightforwardly written, this book offers many gifts—a new understanding of Jesus, a revived sense of wonder in the Bible, a first rate essay on the reconciliation of culture and religion, and an education on how to live."

—Roger Rosenblatt, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and author of Where We Stand: Thirty Reasons for Loving Our Country

"Extracting new insight from the heart of Jesus' teaching, Erik Kolbell's meditation on the Beatitudes is itself a blessing"

—Rev. Forrest Church, author of Bringing God Home and The American Creed

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Erik Kolbell is a writer, psychotherapist, and former Minister of Social Justice at Riverside Church in New York City. He is the author of What Jesus Meant: The Beatitudes and A Meaningful Life.

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