- Engages your mind and your heart
- Offers you a fresh perspective on Jesus
- Focuses on how Jesus works in your life
- Provides opportunities to connect your story with Jesus' story
- Highlights ideas for taking the "next step" in your journey with Jesus
- Includes quotes and questions to get you thinking
- Employs the inductive method of Bible study
- Designed by small group expert Bill Donahue
- Appropriate for groups of Christians and seekers
Acts of compassion have the potential to heal wounds, restore relationships, dispel hatred and curb violence. No one person embodied God's heart of compassion for people in distress more than Jesus of Nazareth. His heart broke for the sick, the poor, the hungry, the outcast and the weary. And in your pain and grief, confusion and suffering, Jesus can meet you with healing grace and love. Bill Donahue and Keri Wyatt Kent ask, "Are you ready to meet the Compassionate Healer?"
The Jesus 101 Series engages both mind and heart. The sessions bring a fresh perspective on who Jesus is, how he interacted with people in Scripture and how he relates to us. The discussion questions are designed particularly to help a group to learn from each other but also provide an interesting context for individual reflection. As you discover the ways Jesus fulfills our lives, you may fall in love with him again--or for the first time.
About the Authors
Bill Donahue (Ph.D., University of North Texas) is founder and lead strategist for The Communitas Network, which coaches and equips catalytic leaders to build transformational teams for the purpose of mobilizing missional communities. He also serves as an adjunct teacher at a number of seminaries, training both master's and doctoral students in church leadership and small group ministry.
He previously served as executive director of small group ministries for the Willow Creek Association (WCA), where he developed leadership strategies and training events for over 2500 volunteers. He has also worked as an associate pastor in Texas and Pennsylvania, and at Proctor & Gamble and PNC Financial Corporation.
He is the author of Leading Life-Changing Small Groups and coauthor of Building a Church of Small Groups, The 7 Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry and Walking the Small Group Tightrope (all with Russ Robinson). With Greg Bowman he is the author of Coaching Life-Changing Leaders. He has also written In the Company of Jesus and the Jesus 101 small group study series (with Keri Wyatt Kent).
Keri Wyatt Kent is the author of God's Whisper in a Mother's Chaos (IVP, 2000), The Garden of the Soul (IVP, 2002) and Breathe (Revell, 2005). She has coauthored several books and Bible studies, including Courageous Faith Through the Year (with Bill Hybels, IVP, 2004).
Her writing and teaching ministry is focused on guiding others toward a deeper and more authentic relationship with Christ. A former newspaper reporter, she has been writing professionally for more than twenty years. She lives with her family in Illinois.