Jesus Christ is the most famous person in human history. His favorite name for himself was ""the Son of Man"" or the ""the Human One."" Rarely did his followers call him that, but it must have had great significance for him. This book describes why this name was so important and what it means for us now. Along with this favorite name, this book shows how Jesus Christ fulfills human longing, but at the same time is resisted by his own followers to this day. Nevertheless, his call to follow him has sounded down the centuries and been heeded by millions. The book leads to an exploration of the Way that is found in Jesus Christ, who called himself ""the Human One."" ""Montgomery asks a vital question: 'What is it about the person of Christ which attracts people to know Christ, to follow Christ, and to experience the fullness of life which Christ offers?' This book is an important and clear description of both the longing for God and the ways people are able to respond to that longing as they receive the abundant life which God offers in Jesus Christ."" --John S. McCall, Missionary in Taiwan ""Combining the heart of a missionary with the training of a sociologist, Robert Montgomery's fresh take on the 'drawing power of Jesus' is an inspiration Montgomery, who writes with characteristic humility and faith, gives careful attention to the history of Christian mission and the complexities of the modern world while telling the story of The Human One, whose compassion speaks to our deepest human longings. If you wonder how Jesus fits in a global society with many religious options, then you need to read Following the Human One. This is a unique vision of how the way of Jesus leads into the 'Great Circle of Love' that is the life of the triune God."" --Patrick W. T. Johnson, Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Asheville, North Carolina Robert L. Montgomery comes from missionary heritage and also served as a missionary to Taiwan for sixteen years. The aboriginal Christian movement there sent him back to study sociology of religion in order to understand their enthusiastic response to Jesus Christ. He has written articles and books on why religions spread, but here his focus is on the person exerting the greatest universal drawing power of any person in history.