By Evelyn Bence
Guthrie’s personal disability — the cerebral palsy that seriously affects his gait and minimizes effective use of one hand — colors and enriches his prose; for example, he’s spent years grappling with the ramifications of Jesus being a compassionate and powerful healer. Guthrie’s Christ is loving and merciful, yet demanding, calling disciples to be accountable for their resources, talents and gifts. The book’s back-cover endorsers are high-profile conservative evangelicals. Guthrie, though seemingly younger than many of them, is poised to join their ranks.