What does it mean to truly love Jesus? In answer, Joe Stowell takes us to the dinner table of Simon the Pharisee, and inside the hearts of two very different people, a sinful woman and a self-righteous man. This candid...
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What does it mean to truly love Jesus? In answer, Joe Stowell takes us to the dinner table of Simon the Pharisee, and inside the hearts of two very different people, a sinful woman and a self-righteous man. This candid and convicting book will help you discover a love for Christ so compelling that it drives and defines all that you do. 208 pages, from Zondervan.
What does it mean to truly love Jesus? How do we express a love for Christ so compelling that it drives and defines all that we do? In answer, Joe Stowell takes us into the drama that unfolded at the dinner table of Simon the Pharisee...and inside the hearts of two very different people. One, a sinful woman, loved Jesus with a passion that brought her to her knees in adoration. The other, a self-righteous man, kept Christ at arm's length. What does this beloved story from Luke's gospel reveal about our own hearts? With candor, insight, and heart-hitting illustrations, Joe Stowell fans your desire to love Christ into a flame that burns with increasing fervor in every aspect of your life. Candid, insightful, convicting, and encouraging, "Loving Christ" will help you recapture the passion for Christ you experienced as a new believer.
Joe Stowell serves as the 11th President of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Comprised of approximately 2500 undergraduate and graduate students, Cornerstone is a Christ - centered university with a passion for global influence through the transforming power of the gospel. The University is committed to creating an environment where students thrive both spiritually and intellectually as they prepare themselves to influence our world as followers of Jesus.
An internationally recognized conference speaker, Joe has also written numerous books including The Trouble with Jesus; Simply Jesus and You; The Upside of Down; and Eternity. Joe also serves with RBC Ministries, partnering in media productions, writing, and outreach to pastors. His Strength for the Journey web ministry, www.getmorestrength.org, features daily devotionals, weekly messages and commentary, downloadable Bible study curriculum, and an audio library of his most requested messages.
Joe serves on the Board of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Wheaton College, and has a distinguished career in higher education and church leadership. From 1987–2005, he served as the president of Moody Bible Institute, and as teaching pastor at the 10,000–member Harvest Bible Chapel in suburban Chicago