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Jesus: Pure & Simple

Jesus: Pure & Simple

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An excerpt from Jesus: Pure & Simple by Wayne Cordeiro published by Bethany House Publishers

It's Time to Get Back to Jesus, Pure and Simple

Do you ever feel like you're being pulled in a million directions? Like you' re overwhelmed with various programs and ministries, or with studying the steps to good parenting or the best ways to share Jesus with your neighbors? These are all good things, but even good things can sometimes take us away from our number one responsibility--knowing Jesus better.

Wayne Cordeiro shares how to focus on the One who matters most and take part in the joy and fulfillment that He brings. But he also teaches how this leads to selflessness, a true love for others, and effective ministry. It will, in fact, change how you see the world around you.

When you focus on Christ, everything else falls into place. Your relationships. Your job. Your church. Your mission. It's all placed in the hands of Jesus, pure and simple.

Here's something refreshing: a pure and simple devotion to Christ. Sounds wonderfully inviting, doesn't it?

And the good news is that it's not about doing more or doing less. Because God created you in His image, the more you become like Jesus, the more you become the person you were created to be. It is in Him that you actually find fulfillment, not in religious activities (as good as they may be) or in serene settings that give you a needed respite from your harried workplace. He is not the rest from our labors. He is the rest in our labors.

"A promise remains of entering His rest" (Hebrews 4:1). It's the rest of a child close to his mother. It's the rest that comes when we are near the one we love. It's the rest we find when we are walking through unfamiliar surroundings with a guide who knows the way.

The closer you get to Jesus, the more at home you will feel in this journey. God designed it that way. --Wayne Cordeiro
An excerpt from Jesus: Pure & Simple by Wayne Cordeiro published by Bethany House Publishers

It's Time to Get Back to Jesus, Pure and Simple

Do you ever feel like you're being pulled in a million directions? Like you' re overwhelmed with various programs and ministries, or with studying the steps to good parenting or the best ways to share Jesus with your neighbors? These are all good things, but even good things can sometimes take us away from our number one responsibility--knowing Jesus better.

Wayne Cordeiro shares how to focus on the One who matters most and take part in the joy and fulfillment that He brings. But he also teaches how this leads to selflessness, a true love for others, and effective ministry. It will, in fact, change how you see the world around you.

When you focus on Christ, everything else falls into place. Your relationships. Your job. Your church. Your mission. It's all placed in the hands of Jesus, pure and simple.

Here's something refreshing: a pure and simple devotion to Christ. Sounds wonderfully inviting, doesn't it?

And the good news is that it's not about doing more or doing less. Because God created you in His image, the more you become like Jesus, the more you become the person you were created to be. It is in Him that you actually find fulfillment, not in religious activities (as good as they may be) or in serene settings that give you a needed respite from your harried workplace. He is not the rest from our labors. He is the rest in our labors.

"A promise remains of entering His rest" (Hebrews 4:1). It's the rest of a child close to his mother. It's the rest that comes when we are near the one we love. It's the rest we find when we are walking through unfamiliar surroundings with a guide who knows the way.

The closer you get to Jesus, the more at home you will feel in this journey. God designed it that way. --Wayne Cordeiro

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“I’e writte a lot o boos ad read ee more, but oce i awhile I catch mysel readig a great boo rom someoe whohas lied a great lie, ad I stop here ad there, loo out wist-
ully through an open window, and say, ‘I wish I’d written that!’
Wayne Cordeiro puts me in that kind o envious mood. But even
i I had writte
 Jesus: Pure and Simple,
it would ot hae beedoe early as well. Because a boo lie
 Jesus: Pure and Simple
ca oly come rom the heart o a ma who ows his subect
very well. This is a book that might have been titled
 Jesus Close
Up.
Ater any single paragraph you will know it was written
by a ma who lies his deotio to the Saior, ad out o the
depths o his Christ-neediness makes the poor in spirit wealthy.”
 —Cali Miller, speaer ad author o 
Letters to Heaven(
ad more tha 70 other boos)
“What I loe about this boo is that the cotet ad title matchwhat eery ollower o Christ should log or. I a world where
everything soon gets over complicated, we all need these re-minders to keep the main thing, the main thing—purity and
simplicity o walig with Jesus eery day.”
 —Doug Fields, speaer ad author o 
Fresh Start
“To a generation that can’t nd the real story amidst all the
tradition, churchyness, poor street cred, or newspaper headlines,
 Jesus: Pure and Simple
is a breath o resh air ad should be therst place you start or start oer.”
 —Hugh Halter, pastor ad author o 
Sacrilege
 ad
The Tangible Kingdom
“I you’re sick, you need a doctor who knows how to study
what’s wrog with you ad oer a say diagosis—your lie
might depend on it. And in
 Jesus: Pure and Simple
, Wayne
Cordeiro is spot-o i his diagosis o a Christia culture that
is sick o itsel. His prescription? More o Jesus, and less o 
eerythig else. I could’t agree more.”
 —Ric Lawrece, logtime executie editor o 
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ad author o 
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