Horizontal Jesus: How Our Relationships with Others Affect Our Experience with God
By Tony Evans / Harvest House Publishers
Want to better know the heart of God and become a conduit of his grace? Learn how to offer “horizontal” love as Jesus demonstrated by healing, feeding, and forgiving others. Evans explains how to apply the biblical principles of the “one another” references in Scripture in order to grow closer “vertically” to the Lord. 208 pages, softcover from Harvest.
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Horizontal Jesus explores how to react to people who are around us everyday; neighbors, strangers, fellow workers, believers in Jesus, relatives, family, and anyone which we come in contact with during our day. Horizontal Jesus also covers various areas; giving, sowing, lifting others up, truly loving one another, bearing each others burdens, accepting each other, showing true hospitality towards one another, becoming one, serving without reservation, forgiveness, counseling each other, restoration, and comforting each other.
Upon first picking up Horizontal Jesus, I was not sure what I would be encountering within its pages. The deeper my reading became within its pages, the more I found it showing me many areas which required a change as it spoke directly to my heart. There is a prayer, which I liked very much, found in the topic of serving;
Lord, I’m available. Create in me the desire to do the works You have in mind for me. Let me see more of Your plan for me each day. I believe You will give me the desire to do it and the ability to pull it off.
Throughout Tony’s writing there are scripture verses, Biblical examples, and real-life examples which he has used in supporting and bringing understanding to his message.
I highly recommend Horizontal Jesus to all readers!