What others are saying about

Doug Pagitt
and Outdoing Jesus


For more than twenty years, Doug has been inviting me to see both the world and the Bible with new eyes, and the imaginative, hopeful, creative spirit that has pervaded so many of our conversations over the years also leaps from every one of these pages. This book brings ancient stories into modern life so beautifully, and I can't wait to share it.

Shauna Niequist, New York Times best-selling author of Present Over Perfect


In Outdoing Jesus, Doug Pagitt masterfully portrays how everyday people are fulfilling Christ's audacious call to exceed his work on the earth, inspiring us all to courageously embody our own capacity as miracle workers.

Michael W. Waters, Pastor, Professor, Activist and Author of Stakes Is High


Outdoing Jesus is an inspiring collection of stories, a commentary on the Gospel of John, and a powerful example of how to read the Bible in a fresh way. It reads effortlessly and doesn't waste a word. So worth your time, on many levels.

Brian D. McLaren, Author/Speaker/Activist


This is Bible study at its best. It Illuminates the gospel story in a way that helps it reveal to us the world as it really is.

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Author of Reconstructing the Gospel