Heart and Soul

The Emotions of Jesus

Peter M. Wallace

Sep/2019, 112 Pages, Paperback, 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.

The Rev. Peter M. Wallace, an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Atlanta, serves as the executive producer and host of the Day1 radio/podcast and internet ministry (Day1.org) and president of the Alliance for Christian Media, based in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the author of ten books, including Getting to Know Jesus (Again): Meditations for Lent. He is the editor of Heart and Soul: The Emotions of Jesus, as well as Faith and Science in the 21st Century: A Postmodern Primer, a youth and adult faith formation resource. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

"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

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