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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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    Draexo 12-07-16
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    "excellent insight into the personality of Jesus"

    I want this book! It is read by the author.. it reveals the true personality of Jesus and clears away false humility and religious fog

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    Kristen 10-04-16
    Kristen 10-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing book, over and over!"

    life changing, poignant Bible passages brought to life and alliterating who Jesus really is. lifting the spiritual hog to discover the playfulness and depth to Jesus' personality! Love this book!!

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    Amanda P Cornett 10-04-16
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    "Jesus as a friend"

    I love how John portrays Jesus' spirit, conviction, love, and friendship! What a friend we have! How cool the reminder that Jesus gets this humanity thing! He knows what we feel, our struggles, our suffering, but also our joy, silliness, and need for companionship!

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    Jeremy 09-16-16
    Jeremy 09-16-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Simply perfect"

    Never have I listen to a book that has resonated more with me! This book help me understand so much about Jesus ever heard Heard in my 30 years of churchgoing.

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    Faith 08-25-16
    Faith 08-25-16
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    "Not for me"

    I didn't get much out of this read. I think this book is best suited for new believers who haven't known Jesus for very long or don't know Him at all. I hope this doesn't sound like negative review; I'm just saying I didn't get much out of the read.

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    Hiram 08-25-16
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    "Relatable and Inspirational"

    I was so amazed at all the insights and practical ways you can love Jesus through knowing his personality in a more full way.

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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
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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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