Jesus is unpredictable, amazing, fierce, radical. In other words, Jesus is something of a rebel.
In 99 Thoughts on Jesus-Centered Living
, Rick Lawrence draws on his personal journey of faith and his decades of experience as an editor and writer to provide you with insights into the joy of meeting, following, and falling in love with the real Jesus, the rebel Jesus.
As you read the pages of this book, you'll encounter habits for changing the way you relate to Jesus, ideas for pursuing a dependent relationship with him, strategies for moving away from our culture's false ideas of him, and questions to chew on as you realign your life into a Jesus-centered orbit.
When your life truly revolves around Jesus, the people around you will find rescue from pain and worry and hopelessness and emptiness and loneliness and purposelessness. Instead of a boring, predictable exercise, life will become a grand, breathless adventure. And if your orbit comes so close to Jesus that you can see him and taste him and smell him, watch out—your world will change forever.
Rick Lawrence has been editor of Group Magazine for 24 years and is the co-leader of the Simply Youth Ministry Conference. Group is the world's most widely read resource for Christian youth leaders and was honored with a first-place award for Editorial Excellence by Folio, the magazine industry's umbrella organization. He's authored hundreds of magazine articles and is the author, co-author, or editor of 32 books, including Sifted: God's Scandalous Response to Satan's Outrageous Demand, Jesus-Centered Youth Ministry, the adult/teenager small-group curriculum In Pursuit of Jesus, and Ten Tough Things. He's married to Beverly Rose and has a 13-year-old daughter named Lucy Rose and a 9-year-old daughter named Emma Grace.