The importance of being foolish: how to think like Jesus
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[San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, [2005].
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Book
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1st ed.
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x, 182 pages ; 22 cm.
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EPL Non-Fiction
248.482 MANNING, BRENNAN
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In the eyes of the world, Jesus was a fool. He did not abide by the rules of his day; the people he associated with were shunned by society; his Sermon on the Mount reads likea primer on being left behind, stepped on, and ignored. In order for us to truly be the people Jesus wants us to be, we too must learn to become "foolish."

Becoming a Christian is not a magical enterprise by which we are automatically transformed into better people. We must train to become who God intends us to be. In The Importance of Being Foolish, bestselling Christian author Brennan Manning teaches us how to think like Jesus. By reorienting our lives according to the gospel we may appear to be fools in the eyes of the world, but Manning reveals that this is exactly what Jesus wants.

In a powerful exploration of the mind of Christ, Manning reveals how our obsession with security, pleasure, and power prevents us from living rich and meaningful lives. Our endless struggle to acquire money, good feelings, and prestige yields a rich harvest of worry, frustration, and resentment. Manning explores what Christ's mind was truly focused on: finding the Father, compassion for others, a heart of forgiveness, and the work of the kingdom.

Coming from the gentle yet compelling voice of Brennan Manning, The Importance of Being Foolish is a refreshing reminder of the radical call of Jesus and the transforming love of God.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Manning, B. (2005). The importance of being foolish: how to think like Jesus. [San Francisco]: HarperSanFrancisco.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Manning, Brennan. 2005. The Importance of Being Foolish: How to Think Like Jesus. [San Francisco]: HarperSanFrancisco.

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Manning, Brennan, The Importance of Being Foolish: How to Think Like Jesus. [San Francisco]: HarperSanFrancisco, 2005.

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Manning, Brennan. The Importance of Being Foolish: How to Think Like Jesus. [San Francisco]: HarperSanFrancisco, 2005. Print.

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