18 Minutes with Jesus: Straight Talk from the Savior about the Things That Matter Most

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18 Minutes with Jesus: Straight Talk from the Savior about the Things That Matter Most*

By: Dr. Robert Jeffress 

Baker Books, 2022 

229 pages 

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Pastor Robert Jeffress (First Baptist Church, Dallas) says that a person can read Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) in about 18 minutes. Yet packed into this short talk are more life-changing and original teachings than anywhere else in Scripture. Jesus digs into the heart of what we need and desire from God, ourselves, and others. It’s the spiritual straight talk we need about the things that matter most in life. Jeffress breaks down Jesus’s most well-known, yet probably least-followed teachings about happiness, faith, relationships, sex, reconciliation, prayer, money, and more. He shows how we often misunderstand and misapply these verses and unpacks what Jesus was teaching us about our own hearts and minds. 

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