Jesus breathes in every sentence and comes to life on every page in a book that only John Shea could write.
The brilliant theologian and popular storyteller John Shea introduces us to a Jesus who is uncompromising in his desire for us to follow him and experience peace, joy, love, and assurance. Filled with captivating stories and profound theological insights, Following Jesus will challenge and inspire you.
John Shea is a popular theologian who lectures nationally and internationally on scripture and spirituality. His bestselling books include Gospel Light, Elijah at the Wedding Feast and Other Tales, the classic Stories of God, and the four-volume Spiritual Wisdom of the Gospels for Christian Preachers and Teachers. He lives in Chicago.
John Shea is well known as both a theologian and a storyteller. In fact, he was one of the first to examine story as a valid and powerful genre in theological interpretation and development. Since then, he has been in the forefront of that approach to theology, writing books, giving lectures, and offering workshops in this field of spiritual endeavor.
- Dianne Bergant, Catholic Theological Union
This is the latest entry in the "Catholic Spirituality for Adults" series, which includes books on prayer, charity, holiness, and Mary, among others. With trademark eloquence, Shea (Elijah at the Wedding Feast) shows how contemporary Christians can navigate through the spiritual process that Shea believes Jesus lived and how they may enact it for themselves. Chapters address such notions as metaphor, understanding the self, and coming to terms with the Resurrection. VERDICT Shea is one of the Catholic Churchs most effective popular theologians, with a singular ability to reach the heart of American Catholics; his latest book will not disappoint Catholics and other Christians.
- Library Journal