The Eastern Orthodox description of Jesus as ‘the undistorted image of God’ is based on texts such as ‘the Gospel of the glory of Christ who is the image of God’ (2 Corinthians 4:4). This is the author’s favourite statement of belief about Jesus in relation to God and of the mysterious attractiveness of Jesus who draws everyone without distinction to God. Christ’s image is inescapable, even when rejected. There seems to be no way of avoiding this person who puzzles, yet attracts, the world.
Based on a series of retreat talks, this book may be used for personal private reflection, as material for a group or as a foundation for leading a retreat for others. Each chapter discusses a particular aspect of the personhood of Jesus: His attractiveness, energy, gentleness, fierceness, confidence and steadfastness, and concludes with suggestions for applying the theme to our daily lives.