What if you could encounter the words of Jesus on their own, lifted up from the surrounding narratives and presented in their full power and mystery? That's the question Phyllis Tickle-one of America's most beloved writers on Christian spirituality-asked when she set out to write what she calls a "Sayings gospel." In The Words of Jesus Tickle has compiled and arranged all the sayings of Jesus from the first four books of the New Testament and the first chapter of the Book of Acts in a way that creates an entirely new kind of encounter with the texts. And she has accompanied those sayings with her own personal reflections and commentaries not just on the words themselves but on the One who spoke them.
Table of Contents
Reflections on the Words of Jesus. A Gospel of the Sayings of Our Lord. BOOK I The Words of Public Teaching. BOOK II The Words of Private Instruction. BOOK III The Words of Healing Dialogue. BOOK IV The Words of Intimate Conversation. BOOK V The Words of Post-Resurrection Encounters. Index to Canonical Sources. Acknowledgments. The Author.
Phyllis Tickle, founding editor of the religion department at Publishers Weekly, is one of the most highly respected authorities and popular speakers on religion in America today. She is the author of more than two dozen books including the Divine Hours series of prayer manuals. A lector and lay eucharistic minister in the Episcopal Church, Tickle is a senior fellow of the Cathedral College of Washington National Cathedral. For more information go to www.phyllistickle.com and www.allthewordsofjesus.com.