Do you really want your life to reflect Jesus Christ to others?
BMH Books’ latest release, Walking Like Jesus Did: Studies in the Character of Christ, may be just what you need.
Walking Like Jesus Did, which just was delivered from the printer this morning, is a challenging but easy-to-read handbook that helps Christians better understand what it means to walk as Jesus did.
Author Larry McCall explains that mirroring the character of Jesus should be the normal pattern of life for a Christian. He lays out 14 character traits that Jesus demonstrated in His own life, and explains how these traits can and should be reflected in the daily lives of Jesus’ followers.
Chapter subjects include walking in meekness like Jesus did, walking with a mission like Jesus did, walking in holiness like Jesus did, suffering like Jesus did, persevering like Jesus did, praying like Jesus did, and much more. Each chapter is followed by stimulating discussion questions that have been field-tested with small groups to maximize fruitful discussion and personal application.
The author, Dr. Larry E. McCall (and his wife, Gladine) grew up in the Grace Brethren Church of West Kittanning, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Grace College and of Grace Theological Seminary, and received his D.Min. degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Since 1981 McCall has pastored Christ’s Covenant Church in Winona Lake, Indiana. In that time, God has used the church to have a growing impact on its own community, the United States, and various parts of the world.
Dr. Jerry Bridges of The Navigators, writing in the foreword to the book, says, “One of the strengths of this book is that it takes us outside the realm of what we normally think of as Christian character. We see Jesus on a mission; and by His example, we are challenged to live purposeful lives as ‘people on a mission’ ourselves. I have been personally challenged by this book to pay more attention to the actions of Jesus as recorded in the Gospels and to learn from them how I might more and more walk like He did. I trust this book will have a similar impact on all who read it.”
Nathan Zakahi, pastor of the Grace Brethren Church of Sunnyside, Washington, says, “Read Walking Like Jesus Did to gain insight into normal Christian living. Read it again to shape your prayer requests for Christlikeness. Read it a third time in the hearing of another.”
Management guru Olan Hendrix says, “Larry McCall has contributed a timeless treasure to the Christian world in this work. I wish every believer desiring to obey Christ could read this wonderful work. It is solidly biblical and a source of inspiration as well as instruction. I highly recommend it!”
And Grace College and Seminary professor Roger Peugh, co-author of Transformed in His Presence: The Need for Prayer in Counseling, says, “Becoming like Jesus Christ began growing as a passion in my life about 35 years ago. It is an immeasurable privilege to recommend Larry McCall’s profound presentation of the character of our Lord. Over the years this book could have been used hundreds of times in my pastoral counseling and discipleship to point struggling people to God’s perfect standard for us–Jesus Christ, His Son.”
The 160-page paperback retails for $10.99 and is available online at www.bmhbooks.com or by calling toll-free 1-800-348-2756. The ISBN number is 0884693031.