The Jesus Creed – The 10th Anniversary

Jesus Creed

My friend and colleague Scot McKnight is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his book The Jesus Creed. This book has touched the lives of many people, and ten years later, it is still blessing many people.

Let Scot say a few words about his book The Jesus Creed:

As you may know I often begin my classes reciting the Jesus Creed, which is this:

Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these (Mark 12:29-31).

The soul formation element of the Jesus Creed is reciting it daily – morning, midday and evening/bedtime – so that it works its way its ways into your bones. In this way it comes to mind when we most need it – on the highway while driving, in the home when tempted to argue, in the neighborhood when someone taxes our patience, with children when they are – well, children. It comes to mind only when it has been recited often enough to attach itself to us as ligaments do to bones.

You can read Scot’s full statement about the reception of his book by visit his blog, Jesus Creed.

Scot, congratulations on the success of your book and may this book continue to bless many more people for years to come.

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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