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It's all about you, Jesus : a fresh call to an undistracted life
Parish, Fawn, 1958-
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Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson Publishers, [2001]

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x, 207 pages ; 21 cm
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In modern Christendom, religious catchphrases and spiritual slogans abound, but too often these buzzwords are a smoke screen for lives without substance. At best, they are the peripherals that threaten to overshadow the one thing we truly need ... more intimacy with Jesus.

In It's All About You, Jesus , Fawn Parish offers fresh insight on the distorted emphasis on worship in our churches and how we can change it. Readers will learn how to make Jesus the focus of every aspect of life through chapters including

Jesus, the Heart of Our Devotional Life Jesus, the Heart of Worship Jesus, the Heart of Our Salvation Jesus, the Heart of Our Future

For those yearning to experience deeper intimacy with a living Savior, and for those desiring to effectively change the way they worship, It's All About You, Jesus is required reading.

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The purpose of worship is to edify God, but it often degenerates into a selfish, self-gratifying exercise. Frequently, Christians enthusiastically worship God with their instruments and voices, not realizing that this lovely symphony is more often centered on the "experience" than on Christ. Parish, an international leader in various prayer movements, cites her own downward spiral into a self-focused worship. As one of several church worship leaders, Parish delighted in the ministry of leading Christians through a passionate sacrifice of praise of Christ. As Parish's team grew more effective they also turned their focus upon mastering their presentation. Not surprisingly, the team eventually disbanded, their misdirected zeal serving as a reminder to keep Christ as the object of all adoration. Parish exhorts fellow Christians to make Jesus the center of their devotions, thoughts and relationships, building bridges to other cultures and new generations. Although much of the book recapitulates familiar refrains, there are nuggets of prophetic originality, as when Parish makes a startling statement regarding Sabbath rest: "Rest was not intended as a reward for hard work. It was the place from which hard work initiated. Work issued from rest, not rest from work." As with everything, Christ remains the source. Drawing upon her worship experiences, personal travels and the stories of Christians such as C.S. Lewis and Tony Campolo, Parish challenges readers toward personal accountability in Christian living. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
It's All About You, Jesusp. 1
Jesus, the Heart of Our Devotional Lifep. 19
Jesus, the Heart of Our Worshipp. 33
Jesus, the Heart of Our Thought Lifep. 49
Jesus, the Heart of Our Salvationp. 67
Jesus, the Heart of Our Relationshipsp. 89
Jesus, the Heart of Our Story to Other Culturesp. 105
Jesus, the Heart of Our Story to a New Generationp. 121
Jesus, the Heart of Our Mentoringp. 137
Jesus, the Heart of Our Daysp. 153
Jesus, the Heart of Our Futurep. 169
Afterwordp. 185
Appendix A Statement of Repentance To This Generationp. 189
Notesp. 191
Acknowledgementsp. 205
About the Authorp. 207