Unexpected Jesus
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ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 978-1-61097-879-8
Pages: 172
Binding: Paperback
Publication Date: 09/12/2012
Street Date: 09/12/2012
Division: Cascade Books
Category: Theology
Unexpected Jesus
The Gospel as Surprise
By Craig Hovey

Book Description
How can Christians live with a surprising God? How can we know and trust God without taming God or reducing God to an idol? Is knowing God the same thing as being open to God? Is God's freedom to act independently of our knowing him actually how we know him most genuinely and deeply? In Unexpected Jesus, Craig Hovey explores in depth the idea that the Christian gospel is a surprising encounter that calls for people to risk living with a God who shows up in unexpected ways.

The Gospels often portray Jesus Christ as elusive and difficult to grasp. Hovey helps the reader to "un-expect" Jesus—to preserve Jesus's reality as a surprise rooted in the resurrection. As living and free, the joyous presence of Christ in the world is also unfathomable and uncontainable. Jesus's being free and surprising—unexpected—strengthens Christians' trust in God and helps them to live in God's world.
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