Jesus Trilogy Now Out!

Keith Farmer and I are thrilled to announce the publication of the second and third books in our Jesus Trilogy. You may recall that Leading Like Jesus was published last year. Since then, Keith and I have been working hard on completing the remaining two books in our trilogy, and they are finally published!

Together, the three books present a stunning re-visioning of Jesus, describing his radical values and counter-cultural principles for living, as well as their application for our own lives. Incorporating new historical research and fresh examination of biblical texts, a picture of Jesus emerges that is surprising, life-changing and wonderfully appealing. As you delve into the 1st century context of his life, Jesus the radical rabbi will come to life for you in a new way. You will see Jesus with fresh eyes and be inspired to follow in his radical footsteps.

Leading Like Jesus is aimed at church leaders (pastors, ministers, elders, ministry leaders, small group leaders) and anyone aspiring to enter Christian leadership. The remaining two books, Loving Like Jesus and Living Like Jesus, are aimed at all Christians (and even those who are not yet believers), and include a 10 week Study Guide for small groups.

COST: Individually, these books are $25 each plus postage, but if you purchase the trilogy, the cost is $60 plus postage.

Purchase Individual books here: $25 each

Purchase the Trilogy here: $60 

Keith and I believe that these three books could be the most important contribution we have both made to the kingdom of God, and represent the pinnacle of our research and writing. Dr Dennis Nutt, Associate Professor of History, Sydney College of Divinity, wrote:

“This is PhD material. I learned a lot from reading this.”

Rev Tim Costello, former CEO of World Vision, wrote:

“… full of the wisdom of the ages and a gift for these troubled and confusing times.”

DESCRIPTION OF EACH BOOK:

LEADING LIKE JESUS

“Leading like Jesus is a call to radically rethink our approach to Christian leadership. Whether you are just starting out in Christian leadership or a veteran leader of 30 years, it casts a compelling vision for how to re-shape your leadership in ways which are sustainable and Christ-centred. Grounded in rich stories of the disciples’ encounters with Jesus, it invites us to overturn almost everything we have learned about authority, position, power and influence, calling us, instead, to follow in the footsteps of the Radical Rabbi.” – SARAH WHITEHEAD, Graduate School Projects Manager, Australian College of Ministries.

“This book is both edifying and profoundly disturbing. It shines a light on the dysfunctional leadership trends that have infiltrated the contemporary church in recent times and points the way forward for personal and corporate reform.”DR. DENNIS NUTT, Associate Professor of History, Sydney College of Divinity.

“This book will enable leaders to emerge stronger, wiser and more resilient” – DR. MARK CONNOR, Pastor, Speaker and Professional Mentor.

LOVING LIKE JESUS

Loving Like Jesus addresses the serious image problem that now confronts the contemporary church. Put simply, the world doesn’t like us much anymore. Christians are largely perceived as being narrow-minded, judgmental and hypocritical. Loving Like Jesus is an urgent call for the church to recapture the love of Jesus as its central characteristic and proclaim the grace of Jesus as its core message. The book examines the radical nature of Jesus’ love and explores how Christians can walk the difficult tightrope of loving like Jesus without compromising truth. This is an urgent issue, because unless today’s church can learn from its mistakes it will become increasingly irrelevant and unattractive to an ideologically progressive society. Loving Like Jesus includes a 10-week study guide for small groups.

“A book that is full of the wisdom of the ages and a gift for these troubled and confusing times.” – Rev. Tim Costello, AO, former CEO of World Vision Australia.

“Loving Like Jesus is a powerful, direct yet gracious application of biblical truth to the ethical challenges of our time.” – Craig Bailey, Director of Leadership at Uniting College for Leadership and Theology, and State Leader of Partners in Ministry.

LIVING LIKE JESUS

Living Like Jesus is a deeply challenging examination of the powerful yet counter-intuitive principles for effective living that Jesus taught and modelled. Turning away from society’s pursuit of affluence and influence, Jesus calls us to embrace a radically different set of life principles. In contrast to the bankruptcy of the world’s values, these life principles turn out to be the only true path to lasting joy and fulfilment. Yet very few people discover this path and venture down it. The path that Jesus beckons us toward is the road less travelled – even for Christians. But for those who do find it and who dare to embark upon it, it is the surprising path to the best possible life. Living Like Jesus will transform the way you live and help you discover the good life that we are all seeking. The book includes a 10-week study guide for small groups.

“Living Like Jesus is a treasure trove of insight into the only true path to the fullness of life that Jesus promises. Enjoy the exciting, life-changing journey ahead!” – Nick Scott, Senior Pastor, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.

COST: Individually, these books are $25 each plus postage, but if you purchase the trilogy, the cost is $60 plus postage.

Purchase Individual books here: $25 each

Purchase the Trilogy here: $60