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The Jesus Who Surprises

Opening Our Eyes to His Presence in All of Life and Scripture

Dee Brestin

About The Jesus Who Surprises

Join beloved Bible teacher and best-selling author Dee Brestin in discovering the surprising places Jesus shows up in the Old Testament and the unexpected ways He speaks into our lives today.

Offering a fascinating perspective on the historic, poetic, and prophetic books of the Old Testament, Brestin draws on her deep understanding of the full scope of the Bible to explore the timeless story of God's quest to rescue each of us. She combines rich teaching, memorable storytelling, and an in-depth Bible study component to create a resource that shows readers how the story began (the books of Moses), how to live in the story (the poetic books), and how the story will end (the prophets).

Praise

“A perfect resource for Bible study groups. Any Christian interested in a close reading of the Old Testament will relish Brestin’s intricate study.”Publishers Weekly

“Dee is a voice in the wilderness, telling us of this Jesus who we long to know but oftentimes struggle to believe. We need her words, pointing us to Him, in this hour.”—Sara Hagerty, author of Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet and Unseen: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World That Loves to Be Noticed

“Sometimes the Bible can feel like a book of disconnected stories, and we wonder how all the parts fit together. With wisdom and warmth, Dee Brestin guides us through the Old Testament, helping us understand how all the stories point to Jesus. The Jesus Who Surprises faithfully teaches the big picture of the Bible while offering daily encouragement to see God’s work in our own stories.”—Melissa Kruger, director of women’s content for the Gospel Coalition and author of In All Things: A Nine-Week Devotional Bible Study on Unshakeable Joy

“If you’re looking for a unique Bible study that’s immersed in powerful teaching, poignant stories, and thought-provoking discussion questions, The Jesus Who Surprises is for you. Dee Brestin skillfully weaves memorable truth throughout this well-written book while directing her readers to the discovery of Jesus in every part of life and in unexpected places throughout the Old and New Testaments. You can read this book on your own, or better yet, gather a group of your friends and experience this outstanding Bible study together. I highly recommend it!”—Carol Kent, speaker and author of He Holds My Hand: Experiencing God’s Presence and Protection

“This study has changed my life. I had so many misconceptions about who I thought God was before this, but I know now that He loves me beyond what I dreamed He could. My prayer life has completely changed, and I’m not afraid to be real with Him and know that He understands and cares about every little thing.”—Jennifer Glaubius

“If someone asked me if they should do this study, I would say, yes, one hundred percent, go for it, because there are things in there I never saw before! This study will change your life and your perspective on the Bible.’”—Hope Sims

About Dee Brestin

Dee Brestin is the best-selling author of many books and Bible studies, including The Friendships of Women and Falling in Love with Jesus. She hosts a popular weekly interactive Bible study on her website at Dee Brestin Ministries and is actively involved in prison ministries. A frequent guest on Moody Radio and Focus on the Family, Dee also speaks regulary at women's conferences. Dee has five grown children and lives in Wisconsin.

Product Details

256 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Jul 23, 2019

Trim Size: 6 x 9

Carton Quantity: 24

Sneak Peek

Read the first chapter of The Jesus Who Surprises. Join beloved Bible teacher and best-selling author Dee Brestin in discovering the surprising places Jesus shows up in the Old Testament and the unexpected ways He speaks into our lives today. Offering a fascinating perspective on the historic, poetic, and prophetic books of the Old Testament, Brestin draws on her deep understanding of the full scope of the Bible to explore the timeless story of God's quest to rescue each of us. She combines rich teaching, memorable storytelling, and an in-depth Bible study component to create a resource that shows readers how the story began (the books of Moses), how to live in the story (the poetic books), and how the story will end (the prophets).

Press Release

Bestselling Author Dee Brestin Helps Readers Discover Jesus in Surprising Ways—Both in the Old Testament and in Their Daily Lives
 
Just like the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, reader’s hearts will burn within them as they see Jesus as the central story throughout the Scriptures—from Genesis to Revelation in beloved Bible teacher Dee Brestin’s latest book, The Jesus Who Surprises: Opening Our Eyes to His Presence in All of Life and Scripture (Multnomah, 7/23/19).
 
Bestselling author Dee Brestin has included 13 unique Bible studies in this in-depth study, each one ideal for both individual and group use. She guides readers on a journey of discovering Jesus not only in startling places in the Old Testament but also in their everyday lives.

She offers her own personal stories of “spying God” and insightful commentary as she helps readers encounter Jesus in some of the least likely passages of Scripture, such as:
-In the “books of Moses” readers will see how the story began, and all went wrong. They discover Jesus at creation and Jesus hidden in the stories of “the lamb.”
-In the Psalms, they will learn how to live in this world so full of trouble, and again, see Jesus.
-In the prophets, focusing on Isaiah, they will see how the story will end. Isaiah was spot on in prophesying the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, so we can trust his pictures of a very tangible heaven to be just as accurate.

As Brestin explains:
“It isn’t just that Jesus hides in every Old Testament book, but that one story—the story of His promised rescue—threads all the way through. God loved the Son so much, He created a bride for Him in Genesis 1. Then, when that bride was unfaithful, God had to rescue her. That story is the tapestry of the whole Bible, from Genesis through Revelation.”
 
Brestin combines rich teaching, memorable storytelling, and an in-depth Bible study component to create a resource that shows readers how the story began (the books of Moses), how to live in the story (the poetic books), and how the story will end (the prophets).

Brestin combines rich teaching, memorable storytelling, and an in-depth Bible study component to create a resource that shows readers how the story began (the books of Moses), how to live in the story (the poetic books), and how the story will end (the prophets).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A frequent guest on Moody Radio and Focus on the Family, Brestin speaks regularly at women’s conferences and has appeared on In the Market with Janet Parshall, FamilyTalk with Dr. James Dobson and Middays with Susie Larson. In addition to being the best-selling author of many books and Bible studies, including He Calls You Beautiful, she also is actively involved in prison ministries and hosts a popular weekly Bible study on her website at Dee Brestin Ministries, DeeBrestin.com.


NOTE: 
Companion teaching videos and testimonies from 21 women whose lives were profoundly impacted by The Jesus Who Surprises teaching are also available to be streamed freely at:
DeeBrestin.com/the-jesus-who-surprises

Publishers Weekly review of The Jesus Who Surprises:
“Prison minister Brestin (He Calls You Beautiful) asks believers to take a new look at Jesus’s origins in this impassioned Bible study. Designing a 13-week course of study, Brestin focuses on trying to locate Christ (or his foreshadowing) within the Old Testament—treating each section of Moses, the Psalms, and the Prophets with creative interpretations intended to reveal the presence of Christ. While Brestin shares personal stories of raising five children, working with interfaith groups, and her husband’s cancer diagnosis, she always brings her message back to scripture, reading between the lines of her life’s encounters to find divine involvement.
 
In fleshing out familiar narratives—such as Genesis, and the stories of Isaac and Ishmael—she attempts to show that “every prophet, priest, slain lamb, and suffering servant [in the Old Testament] is a foreshadowing of Jesus.” Brestin’s opening “Get-Acquainted” scriptural primer, icebreaker group exercises, and well-formed questions will make this a perfect resource for Bible study groups. Any Christian interested in a close reading of the Old Testament will relish Brestin’s intricate study.” 

On Sale: July 23, 2019
Women/Bible Study
ISBN 9780735291805 ● Trade Paperback ● 256 Pages ● $15.99 U.S. / $21.99 Canada
eBook ISBN 9780735291812 ● $11.99 U.S. / $13.99 Canada

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