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A Way of Knowing Jesus

by Jeanie Miley
Foreword by Father Keith Hosey

Regular Price: $20.00
Paperback | 304 Pages

Devotion / Inspiration
ISBN: 1-57312-285-8

Brief Description

ChristHeart is a book of meditations based on thirty-four (34) events or teachings from the life of Jesus Christ. The reader is invited to enter more fully into the life of the human Jesus and to identify with the feelings and thoughts of Christ as he carried out his earthly ministry.

Designed to facilitate contemplative prayer, the author encourages readers to imagine the responses of Jesus as he dealt with conflict, entered into friendship with the disciples and others, and healed people and taught them about a vital, personal, love relationship with God. The reader can enter into the experiences of Jesus by reading a selected scripture from the Gospels and one of the meditations, and then picturing the scene and identifying with the feelings and thoughts of Jesus in that scene.

At the end of each meditation is a question to encourage reflection and a deepening of one’s own understanding of how the life of Christ intersects with and transforms the reader’s life.

Miley has written seven mediations for each of the thirty-four (34) Gospel stories.

About the Author

Jeanie Miley is a writer and columnist, a retreat leader, and speaker on topics of spiritual growth and contemplative prayer. She is the author of ten books and has written a weekly newspaper column, “Growing Edges,” for thirty-three years. Trained at the Spiritual Direction Institute in Houston, Texas, Jeanie has read and studied broadly in the areas of spiritual growth and is a spiritual director. Her work rests, as she says, on a “four-legged stool”—Bible study, the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, contemplative prayer, and Jungian psychology. Jeanie teaches a popular women’s Bible study at River Oaks Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, and at other sites in the Houston area. She is a frequent retreat leader for groups across the country. Visit for more information.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Father Keith Hosey

Know My Purpose
Awakening: The Boy Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:41-52)
Setting Out: Jesus’ Baptism (Matthew 3:13-17; Mark1:2-11; Luke 3:21-22)
The Temptation: Setting Priorities (Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-13)
Beginning the Adventure: Jesus’ Mission Statement (Matthew 4:18-22; Mark 1:16-20; Luke 4:14-30;5:1-11; John 1:35-42)
Invitation: Jesus’ Plea to All Humankind (Matthew 11:28-30)

Know Who I Am
A First Glimpse of Glory: The Wedding at Cana (John 2:1-12)
Being Family/Being Oneself: Jesus’ Definition of the Family (Mark 3:1-44; 6:1-4)
Who Am I to You?: Jesus’ Question to His Inner Circle (Matthew 16:13-16;17:1-8)
One Last Chance: The Lord’s Supper (Matthew 26:20-30)

Know My Grace
Confrontation with Grace: The Samaritan Woman (John 4:1-20)
First Things First: Jesus and Nicodemus (John 3:1-21)
Doing the Right Thing: Healing the man with the Shriveled Hand (Mark 3:1-6)
Forgiving Sins: The Woman Caught in Adultery (John 8:1-11)
Facing Persistence: The Canaanite Woman (Matthew 15:21-28)
Lifting People Up: Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10)

Know My Power
Multiplying Loaves and Fishes: Feeding the Hungry (John 6:1-15)
Order out of Chaos: Healing the Demon-Possessed Man (Mark 5:1-20)
The Wrath of God: Cleansing the Temple (John 2: 12-25)
Unwrapping Souls: Raising Lazarus (John 11:1-44)

Know My Compassion
Friends Helping Friends: Healing the Paralytic (Mark 2:1-12)
The Hem of His Garment: Healing a Suffering Woman (Mark 5:21-43)
Reversing Roles: Washing Feet (John 13:1-17)
The Child’s Way: The Only Way (Mark 10:13-16; Matthew 18:1-6;19:13-15; Luke 18:15-17)
The Power of One Thing: Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-41)

Know My Initiative
Honoring Doubt: Appearing to the Disciples (John 20:19-29)
Second Chances: Reinstating Peter (John 21:1-19)
Walking on Water: Calming Seas and Hearts (Matthew 14:22-33; Mark 6:45-61)
Do You Want to Get Well?: Healing thee Man at Bethesda’s Pool (John 5:1-15)

Know My Love
Seeing the Light: Healing Blindness (John 9:1-41)
Receiving Love: Jesus’ Feet Anointed by Mary (Luke 7:36-50)
Surrender: Jesus in Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-46)
Love’s Way: The Cross Event (Matthew 26:47-75;27:27-55; John 19:17-27)

Know My Presence
Drawing Near: Jesus’ Appearance to Mary (John 20:10-18)
Making All Things New: Jesus on the Emmaus Road (Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 24:13-49)

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