Are you tired of relationships that never seem to share the depths of spiritual life? Find out just how awesome Jesus-centered friendships can be…
In a culture that promotes isolation and autonomy, this book reveals life-changing methods for creating healthy relationships and authentic community. Readers learn to apply New Testament principles that capture the essence of Jesus’ teachings about effectively caring, serving, and loving one another. Beginning with God’s simple command to “Love one another,” this book shows how to:
develop deep, genuine friendships
model to others a relationship with Jesus
create meaningful interaction with strangers
avoid the pitfalls of judging others
show people love, acceptance, kindness, and respect
Complete with discussion questions, this book is appropriate for both individuals and church groups. It is a must for all Christians who wish to practice being the church rather than merely attending one.
From the Back Cover
If you value friendship and community, Authentic Relationships will inspire you with fresh insights for meaningful interaction with others. Authors Wayne and Clay Jacobsen give practical examples of how to apply the principles of “one anothering,” drawing from the rich fabric of biblical guidance and instruction.
Beginning with God’s simple command to ove one another, this book shows you how to create authentic and loving relationships and communities. Authentic Relationships captures the essence of Jesus’ concern and service demonstrated to his disciples and followers. It weaves a fine tapestry that will help you develop genuine friendships and reveal to others the depths of your relationship with Jesus.
In a fast-paced culture that values independence and autonomy, the principles of “one anothering” can transform your relationships and broaden your community of true friends. You’ll learn new methods for opening doors to deeper friendships and meaningful interactions with strangers. If you seek to strengthen relationships with other believers, you’ll learn how to be the church rather than just go to church. This book helps you avoid the pitfalls of judging others and inspires you to engage people with love, acceptance, kindness, and respect. Wayne Jacobsen lives in Newbury Park, California, but travels internationally as director of Lifestream Ministries. He is a contributing editor to Leadership Journal and the author of The Naked Church, In My Father’s Vineyard, and He Loves Me.
Clay Jacobsen, Wayne’s brother, has directed The Jerry Lewis Telethon, Dr. Laura, Entertainment Tonight, and Prime Time Country. He is the author of The Lasko Interview and Circle of Seven and resides in Camarillo, California.