Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Year of Living like Jesus

The Year of Living like Jesus: My Journey of Discovering What Jesus Would Really Do
by Ed Dobson

Rev. Ed Dobson, pastor emeritus of the Calvary Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, always thought about the question of what it would mean to be "just a follower of Jesus". What would it look like? Is it even possible? He decided to answer that question one day after listening to an interview with A.J. Jacobs, an unreligious Jew who tried to live a year biblically and wrote a book about his experience called, The Year of Living Biblically. Inspired by Jacob's book, Dobson embarks on his own journey of living like Jesus, that is, eating like Jesus, talking like Jesus, thinking like Jesus, and hanging out with sinners like Jesus for an entire year. Dobson chronicles his day-to-day experience which is often humorous and thought-provoking; bringing up topics and issues modern day Christians rarely, if ever, stop to consider. Through his journey he learned more about himself than he thought he would and came to a new understanding and appreciation for Jesus of Nazareth.


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