Mud and the Masterpiece (Hardcover)

Seeing Yourself and Others Through the Eyes of Jesus

By John Burke

Baker Books, 9780801015250, 304pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2013

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Why were sinners so attracted to Jesus yet repelled by the religious? It had everything to do with the heart of Jesus. They sensed that Jesus was "for" them--not against them. When broken, sinful people feel repelled by Christians, we must assess whether our hearts reveal the heart of God or reflect the heart of the Pharisees. Through this engaging study of Jesus's encounters with imperfect people, combined with real-life stories of ordinary people having Christlike impact, readers will learn how to show unshockable love toward those around them.

About the Author

John Burke is the author of "No Perfect People Allowed" and "Soul Revolution," and the founder with his wife, Kathy, of Gateway Church in Austin, Texas. John is also the president of Emerging Leadership Initiative (ELI), a nonprofit organization, working to help church-planting pastors and ordinary Christians "raise the church out of the culture." John has spoken in fifteen countries to hundreds of thousands of church leaders and Christians about reaching a postmodern, post-Christian culture. He and his family live in Austin, Texas.