The Passionate Jesus, by Peter M. Wallace

What is the title of your book or publication?
The Passionate Jesus: What We Can Learn from Jesus about Love, Fear, Grief, Joy and Living Authentically
Tell us the name of the author(s)
Peter M. Wallace
Who is the publisher?
SkyLight Paths
Month and Year of Publication
January 2013
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TPJemailimage“Yes, Jesus was fully human, emotions and all, in spite of what you may think the Bible says! Wallace does a masterful job of pointing to the emotional-spiritual wholeness of the Word made flesh, who is clearly both fully human and fully divine. This work offers hope and encouragement to every human being seeking a more holy and wholly integrated life.” —The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori

“To read this book is to experience the ‘off-kilter sense of deep familiarity juxtaposed by newness’ which Peter Wallace winsomely finds in the Gospel accounts—and in his real, embodied, Gospel-informed life. This is a kind of Christian midrash for 21st Century people looking for a whole-body, whole-spirit faithfulness between the lines and within the words of the Bible.” —Krista Tippett

“For all those who want to go beyond what they think they know about Jesus, this book is a must-read! Peter Wallace wipes off the pious veneer we often layer on our familiar portraits of Jesus and introduces us to a fully realized, passionate Companion, one who can help us consider our own love, and fear, and anger, and grief, and joy…and perhaps become more truly human in the process.” —The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson, Ph.D.

“An illuminating and powerful personal meditation that underlines feeling and emotion as an important component of seeing and following Jesus.” —Marcus Borg

“At first blush, writing an analysis of Jesus’ emotional life would seem to be a shocking, edgy, almost heretical idea, but Wallace succeeds in every way. His explorations of the passions of the God/Man give us not only a more complete Jesus, but they also grant us license to find a more complete and candid emotional lives for ourselves as His followers.” —Phyllis Tickle

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