Book cover - Beautiful Outlaw - Author John Eldredge

Beautiful Outlaw

Author John Eldredge

  • Release Date: 2011-10-12
  • Genre: Christianity
Our score: 4.5
From 132 Ratings

Beautiful Outlaw Summary

Beautiful Outlaw - Reading the Gospels without knowing the personality of Jesus is like watching television with the sound turned off. The result is a dry, two dimensional person doing strange, undecipherable things.
In BEAUTIFUL OUTLAW, John Eldredge removes the religious varnish to help readers discover stunning new insights into the humanity of Jesus. He was accused of breaking the law, keeping bad company, heavy drinking. Of being the devil himself. He was so compelling and dangerous they had to kill him. But others loved him passionately. He had a sense of humor. His generosity was scandalous. His anger made enemies tremble. He'd say the most outrageous things. He was definitely not the Jesus of the stained glass.

In the author's winsome, narrative approach, he breaks Jesus out of the typical stereotypes, just as he set masculinity free in his book, Wild at Heart. By uncovering the real Jesus, readers are welcomed into the rich emotional life of Christ. All of the remarkable qualities of Jesus burst like fireworks with color and brilliance because of his humanity.

Eldredge goes on to show readers how they can experience this Jesus in their lives every day. This book will quicken readers' worship, and deepen their intimacy with Jesus.

Beautiful Outlaw Review

  • I Really Like this Book

    By This Movie
    This book will make anyone think twice about dismissing Jesus as just another misunderstood dude who ran into trouble with the religious establishment. This book will make any member of the religious establishment thing twice about everything.
  • Beautiful !!!

    By Sandra906
    You will really going to experience Jesus . Be prepare to receive and share with Him. After reading this book, your relationship with Jesus will change forever!!!
  • Jesus and his humanity

    By Sirnick4000
    One of the most important books in my walk with Christ. John provides great perspective on the humanity of Christ. This is the kind of book that you buy and hand out to people because you want others to read it. If you're on the fence about this book, buy it.
  • The Most Insightful (and Refreshing) Key to Unlocking the Personhood of Jesus' "Fully Human" Nature

    By JPS of Trabuco Canyon CA
    Reading Beautiful Outlaw it is like unlocking and breathing in the scent of jar of luxury fragrance that had been on your wish list but until now had never actually experienced it. You looked at the bottle all the time as it sat on your shelf. You wondered what it actually smelt like. You hear about people experiencing it. Indeed, for years you have used the same scent, just a different brand manufactured by a discount store. But after one smell, the scent is never the same. After reading this book, how I breathe in Jesus will never be the same. While it is pretty much universally understood Jesus was “fully human” (I repeat it every week in Church through the Nicene Creed), what did “fully human” mean when Jesus lived among us? The answer to that question then goes to what does Jesus being fully human mean for us now? Beautiful Outlaw provided those answers to me, which I had unknowingly been longing to have answered, and provides so much more. I have never been more excited to read through the Gospels, this time being present in the stories and in Jesus’ personality, both fully human and fully divine. Thank you John for this true treasure. And especially a wonderful read during this Advent season.
  • Unveiling

    By elle_2x
    This book is so important. Pick up a copy and ask the Holy Spirit, really ask the Holy Spirit, to help you with it. Jesus is so important, and the way we understand him has been clouded by so much unnecessary, even damaging theology. This book disspells so much myths about him.
  • Beautiful outlaw

    By Birdieh
    What a great portrait of who Jesus really is according to not only the Word of God but Jewish tradition. John takes our preconceived ideas of a solemn serious Savior to a Savior who has personality....a Savior who is not only loving and caring but clever, playful and endearing! This is a great book if you want to really fall head over heels in love with Jesus!
  • So so real!

    By BTSII
    This book helped a guy who resents the church separate Jesus from the business!! Loved it and recommend it to those who are longing for the real Jesus Christ.
  • Amazing. Revolutionary. Core.

    By Trd Ferguson
    If you let it, this book will blow away the religious crap that often veils and obfuscates Jesus and fogs up our own hearts and lives. You want to breathe free air again? Read Beautiful Outlaw.
  • Incredible

    By The Nick Miller
    Pick this book up. It will open your eyes to the real Jesus and give you Hope!
  • Another Amazing book...

    By Bluedevil21
    John has come through again with a more "real world" rather than religious perspective of Jesus. Another book for you to wrestle with what we learned as we grew up from church and society about who Jesus is compared to what kind of real PERSON he was… not what we think he should be. thanks again John!


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