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Beautiful Outlaw Audiobook

Beautiful Outlaw: Experiencing the Playful, Disruptive, Extravagant Personality of Jesus

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Publisher's Summary

Reading the Gospels without knowing the personality of Jesus is like watching television with the sound turned off. The result is a dry, two dimensional person doing strange, undecipherable things.

In Beautiful Outlaw, John Eldredge removes the religious varnish to help readers discover stunning new insights into the humanity of Jesus. He was accused of breaking the law, keeping bad company, heavy drinking. Of being the devil himself. He was so compelling and dangerous they had to kill him. But others loved him passionately. He had a sense of humor. His generosity was scandalous. His anger made enemies tremble. He'd say the most outrageous things. He was definitely not the Jesus of the stained glass.

In the author's winsome, narrative approach, he breaks Jesus out of the typical stereotypes, just as he set masculinity free in his book, Wild at Heart. By uncovering the real Jesus, readers are welcomed into the rich emotional life of Christ. All of the remarkable qualities of Jesus burst like fireworks with color and brilliance because of his humanity.

Eldredge goes on to show readers how they can experience this Jesus in their lives every day. This book will quicken readers' worship, and deepen their intimacy with Jesus.

©2011 John Eldredge (P)2011 Hachette

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    John A Gilberts Colorado Springs, CO United States 11-29-11
    John A Gilberts Colorado Springs, CO United States 11-29-11 Member Since 2009

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    "Great book to hit the reset button on who Jesus is"

    This was a great book to clear out the cobwebs of overly religious views of who Jesus is. We accept so many ugly, impotent ideas about Jesus - read this book. Re-read the gospels and be re-introduced to the most amazing man to ever live.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Layton 03-10-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Like being read to by Goofy the Dog"
    What did you like best about this story?

    It brings to light several context clues in the Gospels that I otherwise might miss when reading them with my 21st century eyes. It made me appreciate the personal touch Jesus brought to his ministry and how every person's story matters.


    Would you be willing to try another one of John Eldredge’s performances?

    Unfortunately, no. I loved the content of the book, but it was often overshadowed by Eldredge's rather smug and patronizing performance. Felt like I was being read a bedtime story by Goofy the Dog.


    Any additional comments?

    Maybe pick up a text version instead...

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gerry Franklin, Sr 07-15-16
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    "Great Book"

    I so enjoyed listening to this book. listened to the whole book twice, but replayed parts and chapters several times. I will listen to it again.

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    Adam 05-14-16
    Adam 05-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "my thoughts have been transformed forever"

    I never wanted to put this book down. I know however, that putting it down and picking up your attic would be the best way to absorb the information. John does an excellent job relating to our lives and speaking as if he was in person and you living room right now.

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    deb 05-04-16
    deb 05-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "it's an interesting View on a personality of Jesus"

    it's an interesting take on the personality of Jesus! It will for sure make you search the scriptures to seek the full truth of who Jesus really is.

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    Nicholas 04-01-16
    Nicholas 04-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "grrat listen"

    very awesome. i loved it. jesus is so cool. wow. jusr amazed by amazung ness.

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    Joshua Erdman San Luis Obispo, CA, United States 10-13-15
    Joshua Erdman San Luis Obispo, CA, United States 10-13-15 Member Since 2008
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    "John Eldredge is awesome at putting flesh on Jesus"

    I recommend that you listen to it at 1.2x speed to listen at a more exciting pace.

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    jwill 06-29-15
    jwill 06-29-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent book"

    Loved the book, Eldredge does an excellent job at explaining Jesus' personality. I highly recommend it.

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    Matthew Seattle, WA 05-16-15
    Matthew Seattle, WA 05-16-15

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    "Most impactful spiritual book I've ever read"

    I rarely write book reviews but this one deserves it. This book was a gift from Jesus to my soul. It addressed a number of my deepest frustrations with the bible and revealed that I've held a mistaken view of Jesus and his personality. I now feel free to enjoy and explore my relationship with Jesus in a totally new way.

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    PLCC 04-12-15
    PLCC 04-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Relationship versus religiosity"

    This book is a delightful confirmation of the many God winks I have experienced in life. Interspersed with scripture, personal testimonies, and insight; this book challenges you to truly fall in love with Jesus.

    The narrator is a great asset to this book as well as he makes this a very personal account.
    If only people dared to love Jesus so freely.
    Delightful!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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