Lael Arrington and Lauren Watson want to follow up the Christmas Brunch with a discussion of Beautiful Outlaw: Experiencing the playful, disruptive, extravagant personality of Jesus by John Eldredge. In the comfort of Lauren’s home you can welcome friends who may not have a church home or who might prefer an alternative to a traditional Bible Study.
Each week will begin with a ten-minute video featuring John reading chapter highlights. Additional images and video footage make the text come alive. Women don’t have to read the book to get into the discussion, but it will help them enjoy it far more.
We’re still working out the details of time and dates and welcome your feedback. Please let Lauren or Lael know if you are interested in coming and bringing a friend.
Reading the Gospels without knowing the personality of Jesus is likewatching television with the sound turned off. The result is a dry, twodimensional person doing strange, undecipherable things.
In BEAUTIFUL OUTLAW, John Eldredge removes the religious varnish to helpreaders discover stunning new insights into the humanity of Jesus. He wasaccused of breaking the law, keeping bad company, heavy drinking. Of being thedevil himself. He was so compelling and dangerous they had to kill him. Butothers loved him passionately. He had a sense of humor. His generosity wasscandalous. His anger made enemies tremble. He’d say the most outrageousthings. He was definitely not the Jesus of the stained glass.
In the author’s winsome, narrative approach, he breaks Jesus out of the typicalstereotypes and welcomes readers into the rich emotional life of Christ. All ofthe remarkable qualities of Jesus burst like fireworks with color and brilliancebecause ofhis humanity.
John goes on to showreaders how they can experience this Jesus in their lives every day. This bookwill quicken readers’ worship, and deepen their intimacy with Jesus.