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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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    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!

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    Donna Burns 03-06-15
    Donna Burns 03-06-15 Member Since 2016
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    "The Jesus I know!"

    I really enjoyed this book. Jesus is so wonderful, anyone who rejects him, just doesn't know him.

    Come and see! 😊

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    Maidena Young Westville, IN, US 03-06-15
    Maidena Young Westville, IN, US 03-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Beautiful, indeed!"

    John Eldridge made me fall in love with Jesus all over again listening to this book! I was amazed at how he told the stories I had read so many times, with such a new slant of the playfulness of Jesus. I wondered at myself for not ever seeing this! I would recommend this read over and over again. In fact, I think I will!!

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    Julesle 01-24-15
    Julesle 01-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Refreshing & heartfelt reading by the author"

    This is one book that I will definitely listen to over and over again throughout the years. Even though it's very simplistic it's also very mind blowing to knowly deep to realize the power we have with Christ in us. Full of grace and truth, this book has been a life-changer. A funny note; spell check corrected me by saying it's a "lie changer" Well, yes, it's that too!!!!

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    Ryan Fox 01-24-15
    Ryan Fox 01-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "good stuff"

    If you are familiar with John's other writings, then this may seem a little redundant. However, there is so much that John has said through the years that hearing the same material different ways has helped me "get it". John does a great job of helping you understand the humanity of Jesus while not diminishing the beauty and mystery of his divinity.

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    Lauren 04-10-14
    Lauren 04-10-14
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    "Jesus truly isn't far away"
    Would you listen to Beautiful Outlaw again? Why?

    Lol this book is so enlightening and has been such a blessing my 13 year old daughter as well as myself listened to this book again and again and again!! More than I expected!!


    What other book might you compare Beautiful Outlaw to and why?

    Incomparable!!! :)


    What does John Eldredge bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His animated voice and the Spirit that truly and obviously speaks through him.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed and cried to point of sobbing several times throughout this book. My life with Jesus won't ever be the same :)


    Any additional comments?

    I love you Jesus!! Thank you for using your servant John Eldredge!!!!

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    Chinacoast Washington DC 09-08-13
    Chinacoast Washington DC 09-08-13

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    "Good book, really hard to listen to."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, the content is good.


    What didn’t you like about John Eldredge’s performance?

    He SOoooooo OOOooovvveerrr DRaaaaawwnnn. SOOoooooo dramatic. I had to stop listening and read the last two thirds. John tries so hard to convey a message or feeling or impression that it is off putting.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I will not be listening any more John Eldredge narrated books.

    Again, good book, just not as an audio selection.

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    T ALEXANDER, AR, United States 12-06-12
    T ALEXANDER, AR, United States 12-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Thought Provoking"
    What made the experience of listening to Beautiful Outlaw the most enjoyable?

    The fact that I could listen to the voice of the author helped me feel closer to the telling of this important piece.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Beautiful Outlaw?

    The thought that God is actually one who has a playful side to him and he anticipates the opportunity to spend time with us in a father role to play, discipline, and protect us on a daily basis.


    Which character – as performed by John Eldredge – was your favorite?

    There weren't any characters, really.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    N/A

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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