"I came late to Christianity," writes Sara Miles, "knocked upsidedown by a mid-life conversion centered around eating a literalchunk of bread. I hadn't decided to profess an article of doctrine,but discovered a force blowing uncontrollably through the world."

In this new book, Sara Miles tells what happened when shedecided to follow the flesh and blood Jesus by doing somethingreal. For everyone afraid to feed hungry strangers, love theunlovable, or go to dark places to bless and heal, she offers hope.She holds out the promise of a God who gave a bunch of housewivesand fishermen authority to forgive sins and raise the dead, and whocontinues to call us to action. And she tells, in vivid,heartbreakingly honest stories, how the ordinary people around herare transformed by taking up God's work in the world.

Sara Miles offers a fresh, fully embodied faith that sweeps awaythe anxious formulas of religion to reveal the scandalous power ofeating with sinners, embracing the unclean, and loving the wrongpeople. Jesus Freak: Feeding Healing Raising the Dead is herinspiring book for undomesticated Christians who still believe, asshe writes, "that Jesus has given us the power to be Jesus."


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