Grace is Unconditionally Given, Intimacy is Relentlessly Pursued
How close can we get to Jesus? How close do you want to get?
Six circles of relationship formed around Jesus in his time on earth. In the outermost circle, the Crowds who were curious. Next, the Five Thousand who were needy, while the Seventy worked and served in Jesus’ ministry; then came the Twelve who walked with Jesus, the Three who suffered and celebrated with him, and finally the One who sat beside him at the Last Supper. Jesus’ closest follower listened more closely than any other, and recognized the Savior when no one else did.
Scripture promises if you move closer to God, he will move closer to you. Wherever you are in your pursuit of Christ, you can draw closer still. In The One Jesus Loves, you will learn about each of the six circles, and what it takes to move further in, closer and closer to Jesus.
Which circle are you in today? Jesus is calling you closer.
“After reading The One Jesus Loves, you’ll not only understand how to deepen your relationship with God by drawing closer into His ‘circle of intimacy,’ you’ll also see how becoming a closer follower of Christ can improve every other relationship in your life.”
—Mark Batterson, author of The Circle Maker and lead pastor of National Community Church
“This book itself will be a gift to you. Robert Crosby has not just studied the costly grace of Jesus; he’s lived it. This grace is a pool of fathomless depths. The deeper we go, the more healing we find.”
—John Ortberg, author of Who Is This Man? and senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church