"Those of us who use words to write about the Christian faith are always on the lookout for a fresh metaphor. Elizabeth Frykberg has introduced me to a new one: “Fractal.” It comes from the vocabulary of science and mathematics but it also gives fresh insight to the invisibles involved in following Jesus. Thank you Elizabeth! Now in conversation with friends and parishioners, I find myself in much larger company."
Professor of Spiritual Theology, Regent College
Author of The Message
"The creative thinking on display here deserves our attention. Yet, beyond that mere fact, the pattern she develops has also been tested and practiced in her own congregation. The spiritual practices that flow from the Jesus Fractal can be manifest in personal and community life. If you want to see a marvelous recovery of the vocation of science and theology in the pursuit of practical truth, read this book."
The Presbyterian Outlook
"Now and then someone comes along and provides you with a new lens for life. Suddenly you are able to see details and patterns to the miracle of existence that somehow you’d missed. At first they stun you. Then they inspire you. Finally, they reshape your experience of daily life. Such is the influence of Elizabeth Frykberg’s, The Jesus Fractal. With breathtaking sweep and insight, Rev. Frykberg reveals the genius of divine creation, human community, and a strategy for progress in personal character. This book will not just fascinate you. It will change you for the good."
Dan Meyer - Senior Pastor, Christ Church of Oak Brook, Author of Witness Essentials and Leadership Essentials
"It’s no mean feat to bequeath the Christian community with a fresh perspective on Jesus – who he was and is, why he came to earth, and how we should follow him now – but Frykberg has done just that. From her elucidation of the fractal concept to her useful appendices, The Jesus Fractal is a terrific book for anyone seeking to fine-tune their daily walk with God."
Rev. John R. Landgraf, Ph.D. - The Center for Ministry, Author of Singling
"For centuries Christians have discovered images of the three-in-one God in nature. Consider the many sermon illustrations inspired by the three-leaf clover…
Now Beth Frykberg introduces us to the fractal: a powerful new image for perceiving the loving, relational nature of God. Just as Jesus Christ ushered in the redemption of the whole cosmos, Jesus’ own fractal pattern graciously permeates every corner of Creation.
Thanks to Beth Frykberg for this gift of love and encouragement to the church." Don C. Richter - Associate Director, Louisville Institute
"This highly original thesis, wherein the Divine is seen as a fractal, provides a fresh insight into the mystery surrounding the Holy Trinity and how it might be perceived using a different modern paradigm. Dr. Frykberg suggests there are dimension to the Christian life experience that can be best described as: being part of the whole and yet, one with the whole itself – as exampled by Jesus Christ in his earthly ministry. Her training in both Physics and Theology make her insights all the more cogent. Her book, The Jesus Fractal, is a profound and enjoyable read."
Dr. William J. Amend, MD