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Ten Things I Wish Jesus Never Said [Paperback]

February 16th, 2013

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Book Description
Publication Date: April 17, 2006
Only when we have a healthy realization of our spiritual needs can we understand how surrender brings peace and freedom. With honesty and humility, Kuligin examines ten of Christ’s difficult sayings and offers practical advice for following Christ. Blended into each chapter are personal anecdotes, a healthy quantity of biblical support, and reflections from historical figures.
Editorial Reviews
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“Plenty of books hype the benefits of belief in Jesus. This one warns, ‘Count the cost!’ Drawing on a decade of tough service in Africa, on lessons from church history, and most of all on Scripture, Kuligin offers loving but stringent counsel to Western Christians. By changing the way we think about things like church, God’s blessing, and Jesus himself, this book can transform the way we live.” —Robert W. Yarbrough, Associate Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School “When unbelieving Mark Twain quipped, ‘It’s not what I don’t understand about the Bible that bothers me; it’s what I do understand,’ he ironically voiced the thoughts of many believing hearts because, for the most part, Jesus’s hard sayings are frightfully understandable. The hardest thing about Christ’s hard words is applying them. And here Victor Kuligin’s Ten Things I Wish Jesus Never Said will prove a substantial grace to every thoughtful reader. The author’s engagement with how the great men and women of church history have lived out the hard words is sure to make this a book that will be read and reread.” —R. Kent Hughes, Senior Pastor, College Church, Wheaton, Illinois –This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.
Review
“Plenty of books hype the benefits of belief in Jesus. This one warns, ‘Count the cost!’ Drawing on a decade of tough service in Africa, on lessons from church history, and most of all on Scripture, Kuligin offers loving but stringent counsel to Western Christians. By changing the way we think about things like church, God’s blessing, and Jesus himself, this book can transform the way we live.”
—Robert W. Yarbrough, Professor of New Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary

“When unbelieving Mark Twain quipped, ‘It’s not what I don’t understand about the Bible that bothers me; it’s what I do understand,’ he ironically voiced the thoughts of many believing hearts because, for the most part, Jesus’s hard sayings are frightfully understandable. The hardest thing about Christ’s hard words is applying them. And here Victor Kuligin’s Ten Things I Wish Jesus Never Said will prove a substantial grace to every thoughtful reader. The author’s engagement with how the great men and women of church history have lived out the hard words is sure to make this a book that will be read and reread.”
—R. Kent Hughes, Author, Disciplines of a Godly Man; Senior Pastor Emeritus, College Church, Wheaton, Illinois
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5.0 out of 5 stars An inherently fascinating study of ten of Christ’s principle sayings & their overwhelming effect & bearing upon his followers June 7, 2006
By Midwest Book Review
Format:PaperbackTen Things I Wish Jesus Never Said by Victor Kuligin (Professor and Academic Dean at Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary) is an inherently fascinating study of ten of Christ’s principle sayings and their overwhelming effect and bearing upon his followers. Knowledgeably covering the difficult and demanding words of Christ, Ten Things I Wish Jesus Never Said provides clergy and lay readers alike with an in-depth analysis of the most effective and responsive approaches to following the Lord and Savior, even through His commands seem harsh or extreme. Challenging and thought-provoking reading, Ten Things I Wish Jesus Never Said is very strongly recommended for all believing Christians who seek to follow the teachings and instructions of Jesus of Nazareth — including those on poverty, self-mutilation, commitment, self-crucifixion, martyrdom, love, forgiveness, self-loathing, discernment, self-assessment, and surrender that seem so unrealistic within the context of the modern world.