The constant noise of contemporary life makes it easy to miss the most profound message the world has ever known: Jesus loves you. Innovative teachers Craig Gross and Jason Harper will separate the religious from the real as they show how this simple truth is worth our undivided attention. The authors weave Jesus' narrative with their own stories of serving among the "least of these" in this inspiring summons to world-changing faith. Join them as they encounter shut-ins, drunks, inmates, porn stars, and others while striving to follow Christ in their daily lives.
Welcome to the site. We are glad you are here. The book came out with Baker in September of 2009.
There are many books—too many, probably—that show you, say, seven steps to a closer relationship with God, or ways to a better life, or simple steps to freedom, or ideas to evangelize the world around you. Some steps are simple. Some of the concepts are complex. Those that deal with a pursuit of faith are wrapped in theology, rather than in simplicity. Both are needed. Jesus Loves You, This I Know is the latter.
The message of Jesus is as simple and concise as the song many of us learned and sang in preschool:
Jesus loves me, this I know. Me. You.
Practically everyone knows that little ditty. Just about everyone we know does, anyway.
But many don’t know the truth and power of that statement. The first two words are understood, but maybe not embraced; Jesus Loves. It is the personalization, when it comes to understanding the word, “you”, things get more complex. Jesus Loves You.
Regardless the culture or point on the globe that we live, there are some universal effects of life. Everyone faces pain. Everyone faces problems. Everyone has purpose. An all encompassing “you” makes the love of Jesus all inclusive. This project compels people to see that regardless of where they have been or what they have gone through there is a love that endures all things.
You can be forgotten, love finds.
You can be broken, love mends.
You can be outcast, love includes.
You can be… and love works.
Rather a teacher or rabbi, revolutionary or savior, Jesus moved people. The stories that follow are inspirational, scriptural, hopeful and medicinal. People in all facets will glean hope by seeing what is so magnetic about Jesus.
Consider this: If someone whose spouse or partner just left them were to read of Jesus compelling love would their life not be in that instance?
Love never fails.
Consider the person whose so discouraged that depression has sunk their hope for tomorrow, would their not be a glimmer that gives them strength to press forward.
Love moves forward.
Love is a power phase packaged as a single word. For many, it becomes even more complex when the name Jesus is added to it. Jesus Loves? For many, even that is embraceable because most think Jesus was a great teacher and inspirational rabbi. But add one more word to the phrase and the statement is more difficult to handle, Jesus Loves You.
You are complex. ‘You’ has a lot of layers to it. Yet the all inclusive, all encompassing love of Christ reaches that far.
Jesus Loves You This I Know is contagious and inspiring book with practical insights ripped from the pages of scripture. Its affect moves to the core of every human soul stirring the reason for existence. Despite missed moments in life, broken promises, unraveling relationships or disillusionment with established religion, Jesus Loves You This I Know offers stories of real life people who have experience real life redemption.
Find yourself in the pages.
Craig and Jason