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Pastor and writer Rich Wilkerson Jr. shines a spotlight on every Christian's calling to reach the world, seek the lost, and save sinners with Jesus' scandalous message of the gospel of grace.

The Bible calls Jesus a friend of sinners. What does that mean? In Friend of Sinners, Rich Wilkerson Jr. shows listeners the profound implications of the reality that Jesus calls us friends not because of who we are or what we have done but because of who he is. While he was on earth, he knew that people needed to belong before they would want to behave. He understood that the power within him was greater than the darkness around him, so he loved fearlessly.

By following his example, we can have the same clear conviction and compassion for the lost that he did. His gospel of scandalous grace cannot be overestimated. When we embrace the truth that we all need Jesus equally, and when we trust him to bring transformation in people's hearts, we will walk as Jesus walked, experiencing the glory of God in our own lives and in the lives of those around us.

©2018 Rich Wilkerson Jr. (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

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Hits you where you live

Meets you right in the middle of where ever you are and demands that you question how well you really understand the person of Jesus. Awesome read, would highly recommend.

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Wowww

Jesus is literally friends of Sinner , thank
you pastor for remind us of God’s love

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Finding GRACE CITY

We who LOVE JESUS already knowing our inadequacies & THANKFUL that GOD in the form of JESUS CHRIST continues to want our interactions with HIM is quite LOVELY. More of what HE's taught me & reminded in listening again to CHRIST's Words, address who HE IS & Why HE wants our lives to be yoked together, is still more than about each of us, even though we each are supremely important to HIM. It's more about HIS GRACE CITY engaging all citizens to live out our relationship in HIM daily, authentically, literally, lovingly with each other, looking to JESUS, & reaching out to others as HE reveals in the moment what will bring that soul to HIM too.

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Very encouraging!

This book proved to be easy to listen to, easy to understand and very encouraging and uplifting! I would highly recommend it to anyone!

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Worth the read!

This book is a great read for anyone that wants to know Jesus’ heart for people.

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You better read this

Is not that I loved it, I think this is fundamental to understand the gospel.

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Must read.

Whether you are Christian or not the words in FOS will inspire you. Rich does a phenomenal job of showing the what is truly behind the scenes of the Gospel, and that is true love. Check it out!

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Watching Rich read 1st chapter on YouTube is why I bought the book on Audible app. So Rich could read me the whole book. Having a paper book is great but listening Rich read the whole book to you is better. 100% recommend getting Rich’s book Friend of Sinners!!! My husbands name is Matthew and his parents always said it’s bc it’s a name in the Bible. Well listening to the book my husband learned Matthew wasn’t such a nice guy before he started following Jesus, it’s funny my husband says now he was named after a tax collector. Not only have we learned a lot about Jesus and his unlikely friendships. This book has giving me so many laughs like reducing Jesus to a pair of pants.

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Wow! Just, wow!

A great account and look at the love Jesus has for the lost, broken, and dejected. What a wonderful look at the redemptive power of God’s love!
I totally recommend this book!

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Recommend this book!!!!

This is the best book to recommend ~ it truly articulates Jesus’ heart!!! And how we should follow suit! What is Jesus all about??? This book explains it!!! I could go on and on~
Extremely enjoyable!!! And life giving!!!

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Incredible - must read for all Christians

This book was incredible. It seems like such basic stuff and yet I have been so challenged by this book that I will need to go through it again. This book is definitely much needed in today's world. Thank you for writing it Rich.