Fight Like Jesus

Fight Like Jesus : How Jesus Waged Peace Throughout Holy Week

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WINNER of the 2022 American Book Fest's Best Book award: Religion, Christianity

Throughout Holy Week, two competing approaches to peacemaking collide. What if we've embraced the wrong one?

At the start of Holy Week, tears streamed down Jesus' face as he cried out, "If only you knew the things that make for peace." From that moment, until a week later when he triumphantly declared, "Peace be with you," Jesus spent each day confronting injustice, calling out oppressors and contending for peace.

But what if--despite all our familiarity with the events of Holy Week--we still don't know how Jesus makes peace? And what if--despite clinging to the cross of Christ for our salvation--we've actually embraced a different approach to peacemaking? One that justifies killing enemies. One whose methods include nailing criminals to crosses.

We desperately need to recover the radical vision of peacemaking that Jesus embodied throughout Holy Week. And we urgently need to be trained in his way of making peace. So, come. Let's journey together day-by-day through Jesus' final week and discover anew why he is called the Prince of Peace.
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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 136 x 201 x 17.78mm | 205g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1513809342
  • 9781513809342
  • 402,360

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Throughout Holy Week, two competing approaches to peacemaking collide. What if we've embraced the wrong one?

At the start of Holy Week, tears streamed down Jesus' face as he cried out, "If only you knew the things that make for peace." From that moment, until a week later when he triumphantly declared, "Peace be with you," Jesus spent each day confronting injustice, calling out oppressors and contending for peace.

But what if--despite all our familiarity with the events of Holy Week--we still don't know how Jesus makes peace? And what if--despite clinging to the cross of Christ for our salvation--we've actually embraced a different approach to peacemaking? One that justifies killing enemies. One whose methods include nailing criminals to crosses.

We desperately need to recover the radical vision of peacemaking that Jesus embodied throughout Holy Week. And we urgently need to be trained in his way of making peace. So, come. Let's journey together day-by-day through Jesus' final week and discover anew why he is called the Prince of Peace.
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"In Fight Like Jesus, author Jason Porterfield takes the reader through the final week of Jesus' life and provides a powerful vision of peacemaking by situating it within his personal call to build a more just world. This relatable calling gives the book deep wisdom and thick theology in a world where many are searching for substantive discipleship. Through practical lessons for the everyday peacemaker, this book is equal parts commentary, guide, and communal resource suitable for congregations and classrooms alike. Fight Like Jesus will refresh one's understanding of both peacemaking and conventional readings of Holy Week."
----ROSE LEE-NORMAN, formation pastor at Sanctuary Covenant Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and adjunct professor of reconciliation studies at Bethel University
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About Jason Porterfield

Jason Porterfield has made his home in places abandoned by society, from Canada's poorest neighborhood to the slums of Indonesia. His passion is to cultivate God's shalom wherever it is painfully absent and to help churches embrace their peacemaking vocation.

In 2007, Jason joined Servants (servantsasia.org), an international network of Christian communities living and ministering among the urban poor. He was a founding member of the Servants team in Vancouver, started a new team in Indonesia, and directed operations in North America through 2015. Jason holds a master in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and now lives in his riskiest location yet: next door to his in-laws.
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