Flesh-and-Blood Jesus: Learning to Be Fully Human from the Son of Man

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Christians usually do not find it difficult to see Jesus as God. But many are lacking in their understanding of Jesus as human, resulting in a stunted view of what it means for us to be human. But a well-developed understanding of Jesus's humanity can show us the essential differences between being human and being sinners. In Flesh-and-Blood Jesus, Dan Russ helps readers get to know Jesus Christ more fully through reflecting on his humanity. He reminds readers that God created them to be human and that, through his sacrifice, Christ redeems them back into his design for them as fully human. Russ also explores the inevitable tensions of being human in a fallen world and being sinful, showing readers that making mistakes and having limits are not sins. Chapter-end questions make this book ideal for personal and small group study.

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Embracing the Christ who walked our path before us It's easy for most Christians to accept the Jesus who walked on water and rose from the dead. But what about the Jesus who got angry, doubted, struggled with fears, and faced tension with his mother? Flesh-and-Blood Jesus carefully examines the humanity of Jesus throughout his childhood, adulthood, death, and resurrection, exploring themes such as ·frailty ·the need for companionship ·feasting ·dying ·living with wounds ·responding to authority By delving into areas of Jesus's life that are often overlooked, you will emerge with a deeper understanding of how Jesus embraced his humanity. And you will learn how to embrace your own humanity with all its messiness and joy. "This book is a little gem--rich with quiet wisdom and deep insights, and beautifully written. This is a book to read slowly and savor long."--Os Guinness, author, The Call "A book of uncommon power and insight. By providing incisive commentary on the gospel's story of Jesus's humanity, Russ opens wide a window into our own."--Dr. Robert Walter Wall, chair, Department of Christian Scripture, Seattle Pacific University "I don't know when I have been more pleased with a book on the Christian life than I am with this stunningly helpful examination of the humanity of Christ, with rich implications for my life. This is the kind of book that not only deserves, but needs, a wide readership."--Luder G. Whitlock Jr., executive director, The Trinity Forum; former president, Reformed Theological Seminary

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Dan Russ (PhD, University of Dallas) is the director of the Center for Christian Studies at Gordon College. He has been a Young Life leader and a high school teacher, and he has taught business professionals, city planners, and attorneys in seminars on moral values and vision. Russ lives in Danvers, Massachusetts.

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