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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.

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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 4 people found this review helpful
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    Oak 11-16-17
    Oak 11-16-17
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    "What a treasure..."

    This book is such a treasure of thought. It breathes life into these somber pictures of Jesus showing what great dimensions he had to his personality and life. Thank you to the author for producing this book. I will definitely be listening to it again.

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    Dayvid 11-15-17
    Dayvid 11-15-17 Member Since 2013
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    "I really enjoyed this book. "

    This book has great insight into the real Jesus. This book is an affront to the religious system called the American church.

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    Amazon Customer 09-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Best book ever!!!!!"

    To know Jesus...who or what else compares. So enjoyed the cutting through religion to find him for who he truly is. So refreshing ...so inspiring ...so human ... highly recommend!!!

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    Bryndon Preston Indianapolis IN USA 08-13-17
    Bryndon Preston Indianapolis IN USA 08-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "This book will change your life in a beautiful way"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Beautiful Outlaw to be better than the print version?

    Due to time constraints books on audio are the only way I get to "read" anymore.


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

    Jesus us loves us so much more than we ever imagined. When he did his first miracle, he didn't just provide the best wine, he made such an abundance that it would be the equivalent of 908 bottles of wine! Jesus is generous, he's funny, he's wise, and he is the most beautiful love I've ever known or imagined.


    Have you listened to any of John Eldredge’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, excellent!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, when you realize how much Jesus loves us and wants a relationship with us. He's so much less concerned with what we've done but with who we are. He is a loving father and we are his children.


    Any additional comments?

    Please read/listen to this. It really will change your life. I was raised knowing God the way John describes int his book, and it still impacted my life in an amazing way. I never do this, but I'm going to listen to it again, probably over and over again. It really is that good!

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    james 07-14-17
    james 07-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    Outstanding book!!! This book will energize your walk with Jesus. The focus is Jesus and not the church or religion.

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    "life alerting!"

    Encounter the glorious humanity of Jesus! A beautiful work too give us a picture of Jesus to love and relate to. This book increases my intimacy with Jesus every time i read it. 4 times so far.

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    Neil Young 01-18-17
    Neil Young 01-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    Helped me to better understand my ability to be one with Jesus. The mentioned in the book Be cuning like snakes yet soft as doves brought much more depth to reality.

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    mississippi 12-09-16
    mississippi 12-09-16 Member Since 2014
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    "awesome book!!! "

    I'm recommending this book to everyone that will give me two listening minutes. I grew up in the church. This book is very helpful to bring Jesus from the pictures and story book and makes him real. He is shown as a human and explains some things that we're funny that I never read or heard like that my whole life! Read it... please!

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