Path Created with Sketch.




FREE SHIPPING Every Day With Purchases Of $60 Or More Of Eligible Items. Online Orders Only.

Jesus' Vision for Your One Wild and Precious Life

(On Things Like Poverty, Hunger, Polarization, Inclusion and More)
  • By Mike Graves
Product Description

Rather than focusing on the seven last words of a dying Jesus, author Mike Graves draws the reader's attention to the seven first words – or, as he calls them – the seven essential sayings. 

What if a biographer followed Jesus around for a couple of months interviewing him, what would stand out? Or here's a wild idea: If you met Jesus for coffee once a week for half a year, how would you describe him to your friends? (Imagine traveling back to the first century or him joining you in the present. Both versions intrigue me.) What would Jesus be passionate about? What are the seven essential sayings of Jesus, the seven first words? How does one summarize his life so that it models the good life for us?

With each of the seven words/teachings of Jesus, Graves leads us in an exploration of the Gospels and also provides some social commentary on our day, on things like:

and more. 

In doing so, Graves reflects on how these sayings by Jesus can help shape our wild and precious lives today.  What about the nitty gritty of modern life, the world we live in? Lastly, reflection questions are included at the end of each chapter for personal reflection, or maybe better yet, group discussions since some things are too important to do alone. These are the seven words/teachings of Jesus: 

1. "Follow Me”  (Studying under Jesus)
2. "Good News to the Poor”  (Justice for the Most Vulnerable)
3. "Blessed are the..”  (What the Good Life Really Looks Like)
4. You Give Them Something to Eat”  (Feeding the Hungry) 
5. "Your Faith has Made You Well. (When People Are Made Whole)
6.  "The Kingdom of God is like”   (When God Is in Charge)
7. "Love of God and neighbor”  (The Most Important Word)


free shipping iconEligible For Free Shipping
Need it fast? Choose Overnight shipping at checkout for expedited delivery. Orders placed before 1:50 PM CST on business days will be delivered the next business day.
  • Additional Details
  • Additional Details
    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781950899791
    • Manufacturer: Market Square Publishing
    • ISBN 13: 9781950899791
    • Publication Date: 11/01/2023
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Mike Graves
    • Width: 1.00 inches
    • Height: 1.00 inches
    • Length: 1.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.06 pounds

    Shipping & Returns
    This item is available for return. Cokesbury uses a variety of methods for ground shipping. At your request, we can also expedite order shipments for an additional charge. Cokesbury partners with UPS for these expedited deliveries.
  • Kit components
    The following items and their quantities are included in the kit product: Jesus' Vision for Your One Wild and Precious Life

    Quantity Included   Item Format SKU Individual Price