Publisher: Thomas Nelson
The introduction alone of 'Jesus: A Theography' is worth reading this compelling book but the notes section are in itself an entire library! My advice is don't rush the experience! This most intriguing look at Jesus begins before time itself and it truly opens a wider scope of who Jesus Christ really is.
Like a discovery voyage we see each chapter revealing dramatic details about Jesus and the Old and New Testament prophecies giving a whole new dimension to the Scriptures. The authors skillful knowledge of Hebrew and Greek gives a new insight to the texts yet are written with the average reader in mind as well as those more theologically inclined (I belong only to the first!).
As we near the Advent, I particularly enjoyed Mr. Sweet and Viola's description of the Manger scene where Joseph and his family took refuge on that very special night 2000 years ago...I'll credit these two gentlemen for giving me a better understanding of Jesus' birth!
Let me close by saying this is a wonderful rendition of a man's life we revere as the Messiah. You will be inspired by this theography and given a whole new perspective on who Jesus really is!
5 stars (as there is no higher rating but worth much, much more!) and an excellent gift for any believer!
About the Authors:
Leonard Sweet is the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew University (NJ), a Distinguished Visiting Professor at George Fox University (OR), and a weekly contributor to sermons.com and the podcast Napkin Scribbles. With some of the highest “influence” rankings of any religious figure in the worlds of social media (Twitter, Facebook), and a pioneer in on- line learning, he has authored numerous articles, sermons, and more than fifty books.
Frank Viola is a popular conference speaker and the best-selling author of numerous books on the deeper Christian life, including Epic Jesus, Revise Us Again, From Eternity to Here, and Jesus Manifesto (coauthored with Leonard Sweet). His blog Beyond Evangelical is rated as one of the most popular in Christian circles today.
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