How close can we get to Jesus? How close do you want to get?
Six circles of relationship formed around Jesus in his time on earth. In the outermost circle, the Crowds who were curious. Next, the Five Thousand who were needy, while the Seventy worked and served in Jesus’ ministry; then came the Twelve who walked with Jesus, the Three who suffered and celebrated with him, and finally the One who sat beside him at the Last Supper. Jesus’ closest follower listened more closely than any other, and recognized the Savior when no one else did.
Scripture promises if you move closer to God, he will move closer to you. Wherever you are in your pursuit of Christ, you can draw closer still. In The One Jesus Loves, you will learn about each of the six circles, and what it takes to move further in, closer and closer to Jesus.
Which circle are you in today? Jesus is calling you closer.
"After reading The One Jesus Loves, you’ll not only understand how to deepen your relationship with God by drawing closer into His ‘circle of intimacy,’ you’ll also see how becoming a closer follower of Christ can improve every other relationship in your life."
—Mark Batterson, author of The Circle Maker and lead pastor of National Community Church
“This book itself will be a gift to you. Robert Crosby has not just studied the costly grace of Jesus; he's lived it. This grace is a pool of fathomless depths. The deeper we go, the more healing we find.”
—John Ortberg, author of Who Is This Man? and senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
|Contributor(s)||Robert Crosby , Bobby Gruenewald|
|About the Contributor(s)||Robert Crosby
Dr. Robert C. Crosby is a conferencespeaker, writer, and pastoral leader. He has pastored churches in New York,Boston, and Ohio and served as a university vice president. He is the professorof practical theology at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. Hisbooks include More Than a Savior: WhenJesus Calls You Friend , The TeamingChurch: Ministry in the Age of Collaboration and Conversation Starters for Couples and Parents . He writes for Christianity Today , Patheos.com , LeadershipJournal and The Huffington Post . Heand his wife, Pamela, are the founders of TeamingChurch Conferences and Resources . They speak at leadership, family life andchurch events across the nation and in other countries. firstname.lastname@example.org
|Release Date||Mar 18, 2014|
- Review by Loveday
The fact that Jesus made sure His Rings of friends were closely knit could be seen by His choice of followers.
He chose the Twelve (12).
He appointed the Seventy (70).
He commissioned the Five thousand (5000).
But he became too friendly with the Three (3), drawing them to His inner circle.
One became the closest and earned the title of The One Jesus Loves.
The three Disciples stood out among the twelve. These were the men who went with Him (Jesus Christ) everywhere (including The One Jesus Loves)
These were the men He showed the Heights (the mountain of transfiguration) and lows (the Garden of Gethsemane, where His pains turned to tears, and a His tears turned to blood.)
This clearly shows that it’s only those with the code to the Inner Ring of Christ that can benefit from this closeness.
I would highly recommend this book – “ The one Jesus Loves ”, by Robert Crosby to anyone who wants to get a deeper insight on how to be closer to Christ Jesus and anyone who is serious about Knowing Your Inner Circle in Jesus Christ and Qualification for making it to the Inner Ring of Christ.
Robert Crosby through this great book – “ The one Jesus Loves ”, has opened my eyes on understanding that it pays to Trust Jesus and take to Heart His words and deeds. (Posted on 7/31/2014)