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While Christians love to focus on a gentle, tender Jesus, Harlow offers an unforgettable reintroduction to the true character of Jesus and invites us to get to know the savior who was gracious but also blunt, sometimes sarcastic, and wildly passionate about bringing people to the heart of God. 

We often don’t know what to do with the Bible’s stories of Jesus' righteous rage. Yet the truth is, while the Son of God was loving and tender, his words could be equally sharp and biting. The same man who said, “Love your enemies” (Matthew 5:44) also said, “You snakes, how will you escape being condemned to hell?” (Matthew 23:33). With compelling storytelling and enlightening examinations of Scripture, Tim Harlow journeys through the gospels and looks at what, and who, ignited Jesus’ anger. He guides us through instances of Jesus’ anger in response to the barriers people put up:

  • in the temple, where money changers literally denied access to the Father, especially for the non-Jews and the poor;
  • during his teaching, when little children were denied access;
  • on the Sabbath, when religious leaders put rules above relationship and suffering above healing; 
  • and many more.

What if, Harlow asks, by coming to understand God’s holy anger, we come to know a savior we never knew before? How can we respond like Jesus when good intentions, prejudices and judgments, traditions and rules, and selfish and joyless people conspire to keep others from God’s presence? 

©2019 Tim Harlow (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

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  • Monty
  • 18-06-2019

Funny & moving!

This book is surprisingly funny & not what most people would think it is. Harlow makes some surprising claims in this book that will challenge every listener's thinking. Great book & well read by narrator as well!

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  • Amanda
  • 15-12-2020

Pastor Tim is awesome!

Loved the book and love PARKVIEW. Thank you for the time spent on this book!

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  • MusicMonster
  • 12-08-2020

Simple Truth

This book does a wonderful job reminding us of the simple truths of the Christian faith. I highly recommend it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-03-2020

Outstanding

The title intrigued me but I had trepidation to listen as I thought it was going to be a spanking of everything I did and do wrong. Instead, it provides fed me a practical sense of how to better in my thoughts and day to day real interaction with everyday people (especially myself).

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  • Susan Shotts
  • 08-11-2019

Thoughtful Insight

My husband and I listened on a road trip. As Christians we found this really interesting, insightful and thought provoking. We plan to listen to it again once home again.

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  • Henry Villegas
  • 18-10-2019

Great Perspective on Jesus

Refreshing to see a perspective that shows us the heart of God towards the legalistic tendancies we encounter in Christianity

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  • Justin
  • 03-08-2019

great

loved it! pastor tim is so wonderful and I'm glad I get to hear his sermons every sunday

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  • Lori and Randy Hampton
  • 24-07-2019

get out of the way! Grant access, never deny it!

I absolutely loved this book! What a great reminder! New found compassion!
never deny anyone access to God's love! 💯

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  • KOPS144
  • 13-07-2019

Great book by a great man.

This book is a wake up call to the saved and unsaved. Just read/hear it!

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  • Jamie Mutch
  • 11-07-2019

Heart changing

This book has changed my heart and how I teach youth ministry in this ever during and broken world. John Lennon was so close to having it right when he said, "all we need is love". all we need is jesus and to love like him

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