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The Nazarene

Forty Devotions on the Lyrical Life of Jesus

by Michael Card

The Nazarene
  • Length: 168 pages
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  • Published: November 24, 2020
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 4802
  • ISBN: 9780830848027

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Jesus' life is a song that still resonates down through the ages. His deeds and words speak with beauty and mystery, both comforting and confounding us. Who is this man?

Over the course of his career, singer-songwriter Michael Card has explored the depths of Scripture by bringing together biblical study and the power of the imagination. Now he sheds light on the life of Jesus through lyrical reflections on the four Gospels. These forty meditations lead us to a place where Jesus becomes real and we can hear him with both hearts and minds.

Listen again to the life of the Nazarene. And discover anew the music of Christ in your soul.

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Preface: Biblical Lyrics: Where Do They Come From?
1. Introduction: The Lyrical Life of the Nazarene

Part I. Matthew: The Penultimate Question
2. This Is Who You Are
3. Galilee
4. A Simple House
5. And Dreamed
6. His Humanity
7. The Gift to Believe
8. When Did We See You?
9. Go Find Out What This Means
10. The Kingdom

Part II. Mark: The Beginning of the Gospel
11. The Beginning of the Gospel
12. A Great Wind, A Great Calm, A Great Fear
13. The Service of the Sod
14. The Stranger
15. At His Feet
16. You Walk in Lonely Places
17. In His Arms
18. The Paradigm
19. In Memory of Her Love
20. Is It All Over Now?

Part III. Luke: A World Turned Upside Down
21. A World Turned Upside Down
22. What Sort of Song?
23. A King in a Cattle Trough
24. Simeon's Song
25. A Little Boy Lost
26. The Bridge
27. A Breath of a Prayer
28. How Much More a Servant Could He Be?
29. The Pain and Persistence of Doubt
30. Seven Endless Miles

Part IV. John: The Misunderstood Messiah
31. Come and See
32. The Bread, the Light, the Life
33. The One Who Was Sent
34. How Can These Things Be?
35. All I've Ever Done
36. Come to Me and Drink
37. Scribbling in the Sand
38. Jesus Wept
39. One Long Final Walk
40. Stranger on the Shore

Conclusion: A Lyrical Life
Appendix: A Musical Overview of the Bible
Lyric and Music Credits


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Michael Card

Michael Card is an award-winning musician and performing artist. His many books include A Fragile Stone, Inexpressible, The Nazarene, and the Biblical Imagination Series on the four Gospels.