What Made Jesus Mad?

New Book
What Made Jesus Mad?

Explore >   Order>

What Made Jesus Mad?

What Made Jesus Mad?

Christians love to focus on the gentle and tender heart of Jesus.

We often don’t know what to do with the Bible’s stories of his righteous rage. Yet the truth is, while the Son of God was loving and tender, his words could be equally sharp and biting. The same man who said, “Love your enemies” (Matthew 5:44) also said, “You snakes, how will you escape being condemned to hell?” (Matthew 23:33). 

What if by coming to understand God’s holy anger, we come to know a savior we never knew before? With compelling storytelling and enlightening examinations of Scripture, Tim Harlow journeys through the gospels and looks at what, and who, ignited Jesus’ anger. He asks, "How can we respond like Jesus when good intentions, prejudices, judgments, traditions, rules, and selfish, joyless people conspire to keep others from God’s presence?"  

Retelling Bible stories in a refreshing, eye-opening way, Harlow offers an unforgettable reintroduction to the true character of Jesus and invites us to get to know the savior who was gracious but also blunt, sometimes sarcastic, and wildly passionate about bringing people to the heart of God. 

What people are saying about What Made Jesus Mad?

About Tim Harlow

Tim Harlow is the senior pastor of Parkview Christian Church, a multi-site church of nearly 10,000 in the south suburbs of Chicago. Tim and his family moved to Chicago in 1990, when it was a church of 150 people in a heavily unchurched area. Now the church is an indispensable part of the community, made up of former gang leaders and business owners, ex-strippers and soccer moms alike, all who are excited about Jesus and involved in doing ministry in the greater Chicago area and around the world.

Tim graduated in 1983 with a B.B.L. from Ozark Christian College. He also received a Master’s in Religion from Wayland Baptist University in Texas and a Doctorate in Ministry from Northwest Graduate School in Seattle.

In 1984, Tim married Denise and they have been partners in life and ministry ever since. They have three daughters and three sons-in-law: Rachel (Ash), Lauren (Tommy), and Becca (Andy), and have four beautiful grandchildren with one on the way: Charlie, Olivia, George, and Caleb!

Tim is the author of two books, Life on Mission: God’s People Finding God’s Heart for the World and What Made Jesus Mad? Rediscover the Blunt, Sarcastic, Passionate Savior of the Bible.

Media

Coming Home: Party with the Pigs
 

Coming Home: Do You Have OBS?
 

Loud Krazy Love with Brian "Head" Welch
 

Duck Dynasty Father's Day
 
For more messages, visit media.parkviewchurch.com.

Books

Life on Mission

God's People Finding God's Heart for the World

This book is a call to action for everyone who identifies as a Christ-follower. The common sense, “one step at a time” approach to living out what Jesus describes as our purpose is refreshing and easy for everyone to comprehend. You don’t have to be a biblical scholar to live life on mission – you just have to love God, love people, and live that way.

The reality is that God calls some people to travel across the globe to be His hands and feet to the people living in far-off lands. But He calls all people to love those in our “Jerusalem” (Acts 1:8). Those people who live down the hall, down the block, and around the corner. We are all called to be salt and light to our families, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and to everyone else He puts in our paths.

Imagine what our communities would be like, and how many of God’s prodigals and lost sheep would come home, if we all committed to living this way!


What Made Jesus Mad?
Rediscover the Blunt, Sarcastic, Passionate Savior of the Bible

Christians love to focus on the gentle and tender heart of Jesus.

But we often don’t know what to do with the Bible’s stories of his righteous rage. Yet the truth is, while the Son of God was loving and tender, his words could be equally sharp and biting. In the book of Matthew, the same man who said, “Love your enemies” also said, “You snakes, how will you escape being condemned to hell?”

What if by coming to understand God’s holy anger, we come to know a savior we never knew before? With compelling storytelling and enlightening examinations of Scripture, Tim Harlow journeys through the gospels and looks at what, and who, ignited Jesus’ anger. He asks, "How can we respond like Jesus when good intentions, prejudices, judgments, traditions, rules, and selfish, joyless people conspire to keep others from God’s presence?"

Retelling Bible stories in a refreshing, eye-opening way, Harlow offers an unforgettable reintroduction to the true character of Jesus and invites us to get to know the savior who was gracious but also blunt, sometimes sarcastic, and wildly passionate about bringing people to the heart of God.