Let Me Ask You a Question

Conversations with Jesus

Book by Matthew Croasmun

Which question is Jesus asking you?

Learn more about this impactful resource, great for personal devotion, small groups, or a churchwide study.

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About the Book

Meet Jesus through the questions he asks.

So often we think of Jesus as the one with all the answers. But again and again in scripture, Jesus asks the questions, inviting people into conversation and showing genuine interest in their responses. The Gospel stories of Jesus posing questions to his followers, his critics, and strangers are fascinating encounters. However, Let Me Ask You a Question does not guide you to study the answers individuals give to Jesus’ questions. Instead, you will engage with Jesus’ questions as if he were asking them of you right now.

This is not only a great resource for individual study, but also for small groups and congregational study. Register to receive a FREE small-group and church resource guide.

What People Are Saying About Let Me Ask You a Question

“A book of questions. How refreshing! And not just any questions: Jesus’ questions. In a world quick to offer unsatisfying answers, you’ll cherish the chance, day by day, to see how Jesus’ questions can shape the questions you ask—and the answers you find. So grab a cup of coffee or tea, settle yourself in a comfy chair, and, with Matt’s help, contemplate the power and profundity of Jesus’ questions.”

—Jack Levison, W. J. A. Power Chair of Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, and author of Forty Days with the Holy Spirit

“Can you really talk to God? Is God really speaking back? Matt Croasmun invites us to the adventure of finding out if God talks. What a challenge to seekers and responders alike! A must read book for both Christians and agnostics.”

—Martin Bühlmann, Leader of the Vineyard movement of churches in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

“Rather than a Jesus who is interested in our knowing the right answers, this book introduces us to Jesus who is more interested in a dialogue with us. So many have been afraid to move toward Jesus, and this book helps show how truly approachable he is.”

—Jay Pathak, Pastor of the Mile High Vineyard and coauthor of The Art of Neighboring

“This book makes a case for a Jesus who is alive and at work in the world, one who desires relationship and the sort of two-way conversation that flows from it. Let Me Ask You a Question paints a winsome picture of a totally real and unreligious Jesus, open to questions and ready for dialogue. What a breath of fresh air!”

—Eleanor Mumford, Pastor, church planter, and co-coordinator of the Vineyard International Executive

“Sadly, in our driven pursuit of answers today, we seem to have lost sight of the fact that perhaps what we really need to find are better questions. Matt skillfully leads us to those questions and sensitively encourages us to linger there. A timely book masterfully crafted!

—Gary Best, Author of Naturally Supernatural: God May Be Closer Than You Think

“Croasmun draws us into dialogue with the living Jesus, whose questions challenge us, encourage us, and ultimately lead us into lives of deeper faith.”

—Miroslav Volf, Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School; Founding Director, Yale Center for Faith & Culture; and author of Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace

“This beautiful book is an invitation into dialogue, disclosure, and true discipleship by Jesus himself through disarmingly honest questions. We hear Jesus ask surprising, death-defying, life-giving questions that offer transformation through a call to transparency. If, like me, you read this book for the first time in a coffee shop, don’t be surprised if you find yourself seated by the Spirit in Jesus’ very presence, riveted as the deep places of your heart meet the depths of God’s love. Such an authentic, truth-telling encounter may cause you to answer him aloud. It did me.”

—Cherith Fee Nordling, Associate Professor of Theology at Northern Seminary

About the Author

Matthew Croasmun is associate research scholar and director of research and publication at the Yale Center for Faith and Culture and Yale Divinity School. He also serves as staff pastor of Elm City Vineyard Church, a dynamic, diverse, urban church in New Haven, Connecticut.

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