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Publication Date: 16 Oct 2014
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 128
Author: Christopher Cocksworth
ISBN-13: 9780281070473, 9780281070480

Seeing Jesus

And Being Seen By Him
By Christopher Cocksworth
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Summary
When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, 'What are you looking for?' They said to him, 'Rabbi . . . where are you staying?' He said to them, 'Come and see.' John 1.38 39 'Come and see.' That is Jesus' invitation: courteous and confident, welcoming but not overpowering, full of grace and truth. It is the gospel in three words. The two disciples - Andrew was one of them - came and saw. They stayed with Jesus for a day and they liked what they saw. Andrew then went searching for his brother, Simon, and told him, 'We have found the Messiah.' Andrew took Simon to Jesus who (says John) 'looked at him'. . . This dynamic of seeing Jesus and being seen by him was transformative . . . They were never the same again. They became Jesus' disciples, people who spent time with him, getting to know him better and learning to see the world differently, as Jesus sees it. Those are three dimensions of seeing that will run through . . . this book: seeing Jesus, being seen by him and seeing things the way Jesus sees them.' From Chapter 1: What do you see?
About the Author
Christopher Cocksworth is the Bishop of Coventry. His previous books include An Anglican Companion, with Alan Wilkinson (SPCK 2014), Being a Priest Today, with Rosalind Brown (2nd edn Canterbury Press 2006) and Holding Together (Canterbury Press 2008), which was nominated for the 2011 Michael Ramsey Prize.