The Universal Christ
How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe
Hardcover ISBN: 1524762091
Shares a view of Jesus Christ that dispells with preconceived notions of culture and nationalism and provides a broad, science-friendly, modern, spiritual prerspective.
Judas of Nazareth
How the Greatest Teacher of First-Century Israel Was Replaced by a Literary Creation
Paperback ISBN: 1591431824
An investigation into the historical Jesus and the veracity of the Gospels • Reveals the biblical Jesus as a composite figure, a blend of the political revolutionary Judas the Galilean and Paul’s divine-human Christ figure • Matches the events depicted in the New Testament with historically verifiable events in Josephus’ history, pushing Jesus’ life back more than a decade • Demonstrates how each New Testament Gospel is dependent upon Paul’s mythologized Christ theology, designed to promote Paul’s Christianity and serve the interests of the fledgling Gentile Christian communities Scholars have spent years questioning aspects of the historical Jesus. How can we know what Jesus said and did when Jesus himself wrote nothing? Can we trust the Gospels, written by unknown authors 40 to 70 years after Jesus’ death? And why do other sources from the time not speak of this messianic figure known as Christ? Drawing on the histories of Josephus, Tacitus, Suetonius, and Pliny as well as the Dead Sea Scrolls, Daniel Unterbrink contends that the “Jesus
The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
Paperback ISBN: 0812981480
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Good Housekeeping • Booklist • Publishers Weekly • Bookish From the internationally bestselling author of No god but God comes a fascinating, provocative, and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth. Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher and miracle worker walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the “Kingdom of God.
The Sacred Embrace of Jesus And Mary
The Sexual Mystery at the Heart of the Christian Tradition
Paperback ISBN: 1594771014
An examination of how the teachings of Jesus reveal the essential role of sexuality in spiritual growth and transformation â€¢ Shows that Jesus did not come to redeem humanity from the life of the flesh, but to honor it as a spiritual path â€¢ Uses Hebrew, gnostic, and early Christian source texts to reveal the true context of the words attributed to Jesus â€¢ Explores the spiritual and physical relationship shared by Jesus and Mary Magdalene Of all the major religions, Christianity is the only one that has utterly rejected sexuality as one of the many paths that can lead to enlightenment and salvation. But if Jesus was indeed “the Word made flesh
The Wisdom Jesus
Transforming Heart and Mind-A New Perspective on Christ and His Message
Paperback ISBN: 1590305809
Provides a new perspective on Jesus Christ that emphasizes his role as a teacher of radical wisdom and compassion, drawing on the Gospels, contemplative experience, and newly discovered ancient Christian documents to offer a fresh new understanding of Jesus and his teaching. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Encounters With Jesus
Unexpected Answers to Life's Biggest Questions
Paperback ISBN: 1594633533
The best-selling author of The Prodigal God explores Jesus' perspectives on life's biggest questions as they might have been observed by those who met Him personally, arguing that people do not have to embrace blind faith or willful ignorance in order to explore the deep realities of God's purposes. 75,000 first printing.
The Jesus I Never Knew
Paperback ISBN: 031021923x
Reveals the real Jesus beyond the stereotypes. This title offers a different perspective on the life of Christ and his work - his teachings, his miracles, his death and resurrection - and ultimately, who he was and why he came.
Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1601422210
IS JESUS WORTH THIS TO YOU? "Do you believe that Jesus is worth abandoning everything for? Do you believe him enough to obey him and to follow him wherever he leads, even when the crowds in our culture--maybe even our churches--turn the other way?" In Radical, David Platt invites you to encounter what Jesus actually said about being his disciple, and then obey what you have heard. He challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated a God-centered gospel to fit our human-centered preferences. With passionate storytelling and convicting biblical analysis, Platt calls into question a host of comfortable notions that are common among Christ's followers today. Then he proposes a radical response: live the gospel in ways that are true, filled with promise, and ultimately world changing.