Heart and Soul

The Emotions of Jesus

Edited by Peter Wallace

Sep/2019, 128 Pages, PAPER, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9781640652286



A modern revision of a timeless but forgotten spiritual classic by Robert Law

In researching Jesus's emotional life, Episcopal priest and Day1 producer and host Peter Wallace came across a scanned copy of Robert Law's book, The Emotions of Jesus, in the Internet Archive. He found it to be a brilliant jewel of a book that flashes light on the facets of Jesus's emotions and personality, brightening our understanding and appreciation of who Jesus was, how he lived, what it must have been like to be with him, and follow him.

Law's century-old text has been carefully revised for a contemporary audience, without diminishing its beauty. Wallace addresses obscure wording and gender bias and provides background information and notes in order to ensure a fresh appreciation by modern readers. The result is a new approach to understanding Jesus, the wholly human one, who embodied a range of emotions as we do, and who serves as a model for living bold, authentic, and fervent lives today as followers of the way of love. Questions for meditation or discussion are included with each chapter.

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PETER M. WALLACE, an Episcopal priest, is executive producer and host of the Day1 radio/podcast and president of the Alliance for Christian Media. The author of ten books, including Getting to Know Jesus (Again): Meditations for Lent (Church Publishing), and editor of Faith and Science in the 21st Century: A Postmodern Primer (Church Publishing), he has contributed to numerous devotional resources. Peter earned a bachelor’s in journalism from Marshall University and a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.

"It's time to reclaim Jesus, and Peter Wallace's book helps us do that. By moving deeper beyond Jesus's powerful words and miraculous acts to the emotions underlying them, we might rediscover not only Jesus's heart and soul, but our own as well."
—The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate, The Episcopal Church

Preface by John Vissers
Robert Law’s Original Preface

1. The Joy of Jesus
2. The Geniality of Jesus
3. The Compassion of Jesus—For the Suffering
4. The Compassion of Jesus—For the Lost
5. The Anger of Jesus
6. The Wonder of Jesus
7. The Determination of Jesus

Dr. Law’s Bibliography
About the Author and Editor

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  • Jesus
  • theology
  • Robert Law
  • Day 1

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