The Jesus I Never Knew
by Philip Yancey
"...what I found portrayed in the gospels ... Other people affected Jesus deeply: obstinacy frustrated him, self-righteousness infuriated him, simple faith threilled him. Indeed, he seemed more emotional and spontaneous than the average person, not less. More passionate, not less. The more I studied Jesus, the more difficult it became to pigeon-hole him." p 23
The Jesus I Never Knew, by Philip Yancey. Wednesday Evenings starting September 7. Drop in format. Meeting in the Tatanga Mani Room. Leader Laurie Bennie. Book Cost only $15.00.
Jesus: You've known him for years ... or have you? In this fresh look at Jesus' family, teachings, miracles, death, and resurrection, Yancey helps you discover a Master who is far more than you had ever imagined - more distrubing, more comfortin, and infinitely more satisfying. This book provides an insightful, penetrating perspective on the heart of the Christian faith. This book enables readers to explore their questions about the faith and ponder the heart of the faith in a creative way, so that they might find the strength to continue upon the journey.
Book Sample - Ch 1 Excerpt. and Reviews
Background on Holy Manners Holy Manners The background on the phrase and why we have adopted it. The guidelines for our studies.
Click to visit the St. David's Adult Ed Forum Internet Discussion Group at Yahoo - the St. David's Forum. The archive is public and readable. Participation is by invitation. Click HERE if you would like to join. You will then be able to post your own responses to the list and will be emailed the notices and contributions of the others. Click left to visit the archives of the site (read only). There are about 85 persons. Book Studies are the major trigger of conversation.
The Internet Reference Collection Research Page for this study. This will grow during the study.
      Course Outline and Links to the 8 Session Pages   
Chapter notes will be posted after each session.
Links will become active when pages are developed. Please check in regularly.
Select pages are copied from the publisher's study guide to facilitate preparation for discussion.
Study Guide Meeting
Sept 7 Intro Evening with video clips
SG1 Sept 14 Ch 1 - The Jesus I Thought I Knew
SG2 EN2 Sept 21 Ch 2 - Birth: The Visited Planet
EN3 Oct 5 Ch 3 - Background: Jewish Roots and Soil
Oct 12 Ch 4 - Temptation: Showdown in the Desert
Oct 19 Ch 5 - Profile: What Would I Have Noticed?
Oct 26 Ch 6 - Beatitudes: Lucky Are the Unlucky.
Nov 2 Ch 7 - Message: A Sermon of Offense
Nov 9 Ch 8 - Mission: A Revolution of Grace
Nov 16 Ch 9 - Miracles: Snapshots of the Supernatural
Nov 23 Ch 10 - Death: The Final Week
Nov 30 Ch 11 - Resurrection: A Morning Beyond Belief
Dec 7 Ch 12 - Ascension: A Blank Blue Sky
Dec 14 Ch 13 - Kingdom: Wheat Among the Weeds
Dec 21 Ch 14 - The Difference He Makes
Group Facilitator. Laurie E. Bennie

Laurie E. Bennie has been a part of St. David's since 1996 (Genesis Theatre Productions, choir, Youth Committee, Alpha Course facilitator, Adult Education Committee); she is a School Aide in English As A Second Language, a writer and lyricist, and Anglican Lay Reader, holding a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Calgary.

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September 2005