Jesus is Beautiful

14 Dec

Beauty has a way of sneaking past defenses and speaking in unique ways… Everything about Jesus Christ is beautiful!…

A Christianity that is deeply enchanted by Christ’s beauty and thus formed and fashioned by this beauty has the opportunity to present to a skeptical and jaded world an aspect of the gospel that has been too rare for far too long.

With an emphasis on truth, we have tried to make Christianity persuasive (as we should). But we also need a corresponding emphasis on beauty to make Christianity attractive. Christianity should not only persuade with truth, but it should also attract with a beauty…

Getting Jesus right is absolutely essential if we are to recover the beauty of Christianity, because Jesus is the beauty of Christianity!

brian_zahndBrian Zahnd

Beauty Will Save the World, Zondervan, 2012, xv, 60, 208

One Response to “Jesus is Beautiful”

  1. Roshan Easo December 18, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    Paul, these are awesome. I’m having a little trouble with this one. The plank in my eye says that there is no “persuasion”, just honesty. But that’s self-adulation. Thanks for your most beautiful quote to date yet.

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