Meeting Jesus Today

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Meeting Jesus Today

For the Cautious, the Curious, and the Committed

by Jeanie Miley

Regular Price: $19.00
Paperback | 320 Pages

Spirituality / Christian Living
ISBN: 978-1-57312-677-9

Brief Description

It’s so simple, this Way of following Jesus.

While simple doesn’t mean “easy,” it is a path worth following and a challenge worth pursuing, especially if we let the Spirit of the Living Christ lead us, one step at a time, one day at a time. That’s not easy, either.

Meeting Jesus Today, ideal for both individual study and small groups, is intended to be used as a workbook. It is designed to move readers from studying the Scriptures and ideas within the chapters to recording their journey with the Living Christ. Jeanie Miley calls this process of interacting with the biblical record and our thoughts, experiences, and yearnings soulwork, and she believes this process is one of the ways the Living Christ works to do what Jesus did: healing, transforming, liberating, and empowering us as we give ourselves to the process.

Readers may delve deeper into Scripture with reflection questions in several categories—Exploring the Scriptures, What About You?, and For Your Eyes Only— questions that are intended to move the ideas in each section to a deeper level where you live in Christ and he lives in you.

About the Author

Jeanie Miley is a writer and columnist, 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

Preface: Who Is This Jesus Person?

Part One: Meeting Jesus Today
Chapter 1: The Great Invitation
Chapter 2: The Greatest Verse
Chapter 3: The Great Teachings
Chapter 4: The Greatest Commandment
Chapter 5: The Greatest Adventure
Chapter 6: The Great “I Am” Declarations

Part Two: Meeting Jesus in the Encounters
Chapter 7: Meeting Jesus in the Questions
Chapter 8: Meeting Jesus the Healer
Chapter 9: Meeting Jesus the Liberator
Chapter 10: Meeting the Transforming Jesus
Chapter 11: Meeting the Empowering Jesus

Part Three: Meeting Jesus the Teacher
Chapter 12: Meeting Jesus in the Parables
Chapter 13: Meeting Jesus in the Sermons
Chapter 14: Meeting Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount
Chapter 15: Meeting Jesus in the Beatitudes
Chapter 16: Meeting Jesus in the Hard Sayings

Part Four: Meeting Jesus in the Miracles
Chapter 17: Meeting Jesus at the Beginning
Chapter 18: Meeting Jesus—An Overview of the Miracles
Chapter 19: Meeting Jesus in the Storms
Chapter 20: Meeting Jesus in the Loaves and Fishes
Chapter 21: Meeting Jesus in Everyday Miracles

Part Five: Meeting the Praying Jesus
Chapter 22: Meeting Jesus in the Secret Room
Chapter 23: Meeting Jesus in the Lord’s Prayer 1
Chapter 24: Meeting Jesus in the Lord’s Prayer 2
Chapter 25: Meeting Jesus in the High Priestly Prayer
Chapter 26: Meeting Jesus and Abiding in Him

Part Six: Meeting Jesus in the Eternal Now
Chapter 27: Meeting Jesus in the Kingdom of God
Chapter 28: Meeting Jesus Within
Chapter 29: Meeting Jesus as a Child
Chapter 30: Meeting Jesus in Your Heart
Chapter 31: Meeting Jesus as a Friend

Part Seven: Meeting Jesus in the Big Events
Chapter 32: Meeting Jesus in the Nativity
Chapter 33: Meeting Jesus at His Baptism
Chapter 34: Meeting Jesus in the Wilderness
Chapter 35: Meeting Jesus in the Transfiguration
Chapter 36: Meeting Jesus in Gethsemane
Chapter 37: Meeting Jesus at Golgotha
Chapter 38: Meeting Jesus, the Resurrected Christ
Chapter 39: Meeting Jesus after the Resurrection
Chapter 40: Meeting Jesus as You Go


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