Rediscover Jesus (Paperback)

Chapter One New Beginnings

God loves new beginnings.

Do you ever feel like you need a new beginning? That’s exactly how I was feeling not too long ago. I was tired and frustrated, a little disoriented spiritually, disgusted with some of the things happening in the world and in the Church, and distracted by so many situations that I could do absolutely nothing about.

I probably needed to recite the Serenity Prayer about a thousand times.

God, Grant me the serenity

to accept the things I cannot change;

courage to change the things I can;

and wisdom to know the difference.

But I didn’t have the presence of mind to do even that.

At first I just ignored all these feelings and tried to keep busy. But ignoring things doesn’t make them go away. It took a while, but finally I realized that I needed a new beginning.

One of the things I love about our faith is that our God is a God of second chances, fresh starts, and new beginnings.

I love Mondays, because each Monday is a new beginning—a fresh start! God gives us Mondays, and New Year’s Day, and birthdays, and every single one represents a new blessing and a new beginning.

In the Bible we read these epic tales of the incredible ways that God transformed people and their lives: Moses, Noah, Jonah, Jeremiah, David, Joseph, Mary, Peter, James, Matthew, Zacchaeus, Paul, Lydia, Mary Magdalene, the woman at the well, and so many others whose names we don’t know. Why not you and me? Why not now?

God is always waiting on us. Sometimes we may think we are waiting for him, but that is never true.

What’s happening in your life right now? What’s not working in your life? What great question are you grappling with in your heart? Why did you pick up this book? Do you need a fresh start too?

Whenever I get to a place in my life where things aren’t making sense, it always seems that I need to rediscover Jesus.

Jesus is the ultimate new beginning.


Point to Ponder: It is never too late for a fresh start.

Verse to Live: “Ask and it will be given to you; search and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.” MATTHEW 7:7

Question to Consider: In what area of your life is God inviting you to experience a new beginning?

Prayer: Jesus, help me to believe that a new beginning is possible.

Rediscover Jesus (Paperback)

An Invitation

by Matthew Kelly

Get answers to life’s tough questions, and encounter Jesus—and yourself—like never before.

Also available in Spanish

Rediscover Jesus (Paperback)

An Invitation

by Matthew Kelly

Get answers to life’s tough questions, and encounter Jesus—and yourself—like never before.

Also available in Spanish
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About Rediscover Jesus (Paperback)

How well do you know Jesus?

I think about this often, and I always come to the same realization. I don’t know Jesus anywhere near as well as I would like to know him. The desire is there, but life gets in the way. There are times when I seem to be making great progress, and other times when I wonder if I know him at all.

But I always arrive back at the same inspiring and haunting idea: If there is one person that we should each get to know in a deeply personal way, it is Jesus – the carpenter from Nazareth, the itinerant preacher, the Son of God, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, the Lamb of God, the new Adam, the Messiah, the Alpha and the Omega, the Chosen One, the Light of the World, the God-Man who wants good things for us more than we want them for ourselves, the healer of our souls.

The best time to rediscover Jesus is right now. You are holding this book in your hand at this very moment for a reason. I don’t know what God has in store for you, but I am excited for you. There are some questions that we all ask ourselves in different ways: Who am I? Who is God? What am I here for? What matters most? What matters least? What are my unique talents and abilities? What will my contribution be?

We discover the answers to these questions most completely by encountering Jesus. He longs to help us discover deeply personal answers to our deeply personal questions.

About Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly has dedicated his life to helping people and organizations become the-best-version-of-themselves! Born in Sydney, Australia, he began speaking and writing in his late teens while he was attending business school. Since that time, four million people have attended his seminars and presentations in more than fifty countries.

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Product Type Media Books

Author Matthew Kelly

ISBN 978-1942611202

Publisher Beacon Publishing

Number of Pages 187

Book Format Paperback


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By Stacie on Friday, May 29, 2020

I have read many Catholic books in my life, and without a doubt this book is easily in the top 3 of all time. I have read it at least 5 times, and every time it teaches me something new. I have kids who are 15 and 10, and one summer I read the book with them every weekday at lunchtime - we rediscovered Jesus together and it was excellent for them, too...even my 10 year old could understand the themes and was asking questions. I find that this book gives a beautiful vision of who Jesus was, and illuminated my mind to how radical and amazing He truly was.

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By Bob on Friday, May 22, 2020

Now that we have experienced CV captivity, did you find yourself thriving or just surviving. Well for me I found the time to be even more intentional with scripture, being in the word, & Matthew Kelly's book Rediscover Jesus drove it all home for me, wow. Simply reading a chapter a day for 40 days brought me peace, joy, & calmness during the pandemic. It really proved once again that leading a life that Jesus has called us is truly a blessing.
Thanks you Matthew for once again reminding us that Jesus is the way, the truth, the life.

Wonderful read!

By Steve Kline on Tuesday, March 10, 2020

This book is easy to read. It is like I am having a conversation with Matthew Kelly. Matthew wrote this book for a person who has little knowledge of God or years spent walking with God. It will open you up to discovering more about who Jesus is.
I am using this book as a witnessing tool for those who have a knowledge of Jesus but have not yet accepted Him as their personal Savior. I am also sending these books to a relative in prison who said he will pass them on to other inmates. He said these books could float around the prison for 20 years. Thank you Matthew Kelly for letting God use you in this way.

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By Jane on Thursday, March 5, 2020

I am an RCIA teacher and each year I buy this book for the class to read for Lent. It's such an easy way to get soon to be Catholics into the Word. We talk about what we read during our meeting as we as our journaling. I recommend this book to anyone, whether you are developing your relationship with Jesus or have a relationship with Him.

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By Gary on Thursday, September 6, 2018

Like others have said...A life changer. We used Rediscover Jesus as a subject for our parish connect group, and it has led to countless revelations for the members of the group. I'm ordering more copies to give away...but I'm keeping my marked up and tattered copy, as I intend to review it often. Our group is now starting Perfectly Yourself, and I know it will generate real personal change too. Thank You Matthew!

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By Jan Kroemmelbein on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

I bought this book and gave the extra copies to friends. I use this book every year during Lent and find it exactly what I need to be closer to our Lord and Savior. You won't be disappointed.


By Kristina Deignan on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Our Priest ordered Rediscover Jesus for our church. I couldn't put it down. Now I buy it and give to friends, family and neighbors/strangers. Thank you so much for writing such an outstanding truth about Jesus and our relationship.

God speaks

By Dr Aline Noutcha on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

this book Rediscover Jesus changed my perception of life and my job: teaching, learning & research
I wish to share it with all my colleagues and students irrespective of their beliefs

What I discovered when I read the book REDISCOVER JESUS

By Fe Felix on Friday, September 29, 2017

Today I finished reading the book Rediscover Jesus. I praise God for this book because it enlightened me to rediscover myself and my personal relationship with Jesus. For forty days this book guided me to see myself who I am truly in the eyes of God the Father. Reading this book is like walking with Jesus everyday.

Thank you Matthew Kelly for sharing this life- changing masterpiece.

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By Lea Ann on Monday, May 15, 2017

I have been reading this book while I sit in Adoration. I am going to use it through Lent as one of my "addons". Last year I added-on "Rediscovering Catholicism" by Matthew Kelly and "Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic" by Matthew Kelley. This book has some really common sense approaches to getting closer to who we are supposed to be like (Jesus) and how to incorporate Him and them into our everyday busy life.

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