In Jesus, Continued J.D. Greear focuses on a central truth that unites us: God wants to be vitally present in and through his people. To live empowered, fruitful lives, we have to become intimately aware of where God is moving in our lives, how he is speaking to us, and how he has gifted us.
Author: Dennis Nickel
Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.
Release Date: 2014-07-10
How did Mary feel when she found out the babies in Bethlehem had been murdered? How did the blind man respond to Jesus’ gift of sight? How did the Pharisees react when Jesus called them hypocrites? How did Peter cope with the guilt he felt after denying Jesus? A Day in the Life of Jesus is a daily devotional that takes you on a chronological journey through the Gospels from the perspective of those who interacted with Jesus. See life through the eyes of the people who walked and talked with Jesus as they share their first-person account of what they heard, saw, and experienced. Each day features a Bible reference and corresponding story based on the accounts of the four Gospels.
Author: Robert B. Stewart
Publisher: University Press of America
Release Date: 2008
The Quest of the Hermeneutical Jesus is a study in how reading documents referring to Jesus influences conclusions as to who Jesus was as a figure in history. In this book, author Robert B. Stewart leads his readers through the projects of two of the most important and influential scholars in the field of historical Jesus research, in order to show his readers how the philosophical presuppositions and hermeneutical methods of Crossan and Wright impact their respective historical conclusions concerning Jesus. There is arguably no more important question in religious studies than what can we know about Jesus. Stewart takes on the task of filling the void in this area by addressing how hermeneutics influences history. In addition to highlighting the work of two great scholars, Stewart also provides a useful introduction and guide through much of the maze of contemporary literary criticism. Book jacket.
Jesus of Nebraska is a novel that combines elements of A Prairie Home Companion, TV crime drama, New Thought philosophy, the New Testament, and a healthy dose of family and friendship. In a story that takes you from a rustic village to Manhattan, from corrupt politicians to evangelical bikers, from tears to laughter, from disgust to sympathy, there is the underlying, reassuring message that higher love is the breath of life.
Author: Dennis Herman
Publisher: Dennis Herman
Release Date: 2013-08-16
This is the second is a series of stories about the people Jesus ministered to based on the Gospel of Matthew. Each story looks into the life of the characters in Matthew's account of Jesus' life. Each story looks deep into the life of each person Jesus met, considering the trials and events that led them to Jesus. The stories look past the symbols used in the parable to the events that led up to each, exploring not only the lesson, but the emotion Jesus tried to convey while leading all His followers to a closer relationship with God. Why did His disciples have trouble understanding some of these parables? Why didn't they ask more questions? What did His disciples learn from each of these experiences?
Author: Richard E. Creel
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2010-02-01
If you would like to read many reasons for admiring and loving Jesus, then this is the book for you! If you admire and love Jesus but have difficulty identifying yourself as a Christian or have difficulty joining a church because of problems with this or that aspect of Christianity, then this is a book for you, too! Among other things, Love of Jesus points out that Jesus accepted and even encouraged doubters. Important as scholarship is, Love of Jesus is not a scholarly book. Rather, it reaches out to lay people, believers, and non-believers. It takes at face value a wide range of New Testament stories about Jesus and asks of them why we should admire and love the man who inspired them. Then, hoping it has inspired the reader to admire and love Jesus-or to admire and love him even more-Love of Jesus offers answers to the questions, "How should we follow him?" and "How should we relate to one another as Christians when we have different understandings of Christianity?"
Author: Kent M. Keith
Release Date: 2006-12-05
The Paradoxical Commandments have been quoted around the world for decades. It all started when Kent Keith first articulated the ten timeless principles when he was a college student in the 1960s, and then put them into book form in the classic Anyway. His modern credo for finding personal meaning in the face of adversity became a sensation. Now the author returns to present an important and inspiring new book illustrating the Paradoxical Commandments through Bible stories and verses. In Jesus Did It Anyway, Keith draws from the Old and New Testaments, the teachings of Jesus and the apostles, and personal experiences to demonstrate how the Paradoxical Commandments are grounded in Scripture and the Christian faith. Each chapter offers inspiring stories that illuminate the Paradoxical Commandments by examining how Jesus and other biblical figures lived their faith—they faced tremendous adversity, but always knew they were divinely blessed. Keith reveals how answering Jesus’s call to live a paradoxical life can lead to the deepest personal meaning and spiritual fulfillment.
Jesus Christ is the most extraordinary person who has ever lived. This six-week study will help readers consider why He came, what He said, and what He did, finding fresh inspiration for engaging with Him in life-transforming ways. Each lesson includes helpful at-home Bible study assignments as well as open-ended questions for sharing with a small group. Stonecroft recommends that those who are new to their studies start here. About This Series: Stonecroft Bible Studies encourage and equip people with the life-transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ. Each book is designed for small groups of seekers and new believers and includes notes for facilitators, easy-to-understand explanation and application of Bible passages, study questions, and memory verses.
Author: David W. Jones
Publisher: Valjean Press
Release Date: 2013-12
What if Jesus showed up at your house one night, tapped you on the shoulder, and told you to wake up? Then you find out that he doesn't only want you to wake up from your bed but wake up to your life. Each chapter begins with an encounter with Jesus followed by simple steps to living life awake. In a style similar to "Conversations with God" and the works of Anthony De Mello, David Jones, the author of "The Psychology of Jesus," offers helpful ways to find enlightenment in every day activities.
In Islam faith, Prophet Isa ibn Maryam (Jesus, son of Mary), or Prophet Jesus, is understood to be the penultimate prophet and messenger of Allah (God) and al-Masih, the Arabic term for Messiah (Christ), sent to guide the Children of Israel (bani israil in Arabic) with a new revelation: al-Injil (Arabic for "the Gospel"). Jesus is believed to be a prophet who neither married nor had any children and is reflected as a significant figure, being found in the Quran in 93 ayaat (Arabic for verses) with various titles attached such as "Son of Mary", "Spirit of God and the "Word of God" among other relational terms, mentioned directly and indirectly, over 187 times. Prophet Jesus is the most mentioned person in the Quran; 25 times by the name Isa, 3rd-person 48 times, 1st-person 35 times, the rest as titles and attributes. The Quran (central religious text of Islam) and most Hadith (testimonial reports) mention Prophet Jesus to have been born a "pure boy" (without sin) to Mary (Maryam) as the result of virginal conception, similar to the event of the Annunciation in Christianity. In Islamic theology, Jesus is believed to have performed many miracles, several being mentioned in the Quran such as speaking as an infant, healing various ailments like blindness, raising the dead to life, making birds out of clay and breathing life into them. Over the centuries, Islamic writers have referenced other miracles like casting out demons, having borrowed from pre-Islamic sources, some heretical, and from canonical sources as legends about Jesus were expanded. Like all prophets in Islamic thought, Prophet Jesus is also called a Muslim (one who submits to the will of God), as he preached that his followers should adopt the "straight path". Prophet Jesus is written about by some Muslim scholars as the perfect man. In Islam, Prophet Jesus is believed to have been the precursor to Prophet Muhammad SAW, attributing the name Ahmad to someone who would follow Jesus. Islam traditionally teaches the rejection of divinity, that Jesus was not God incarnate, nor the Son of God and, according to some interpretations of the Quran, the death and crucifixion is widely denied and not believed to have occurred. Despite the earliest Muslim traditions and exegesis quoting somewhat conflicting reports regarding death and length of death, the mainstream Muslim belief is that Prophet Jesus (Isa) did not suffer death but was instead raised alive to heaven (sky).
How much contact did Jesus have with Buddhism early in his life? In this 1927 work, Dwight Goddard compares the lives and teachings of Christ and Gautama, the young Buddha, giving a context to the two religions and exploring their historical and theological intersections. Key to his investigation is a study of the Essenes, a semi-Buddhist Jewish sect that had a direct influence on both Jesus and John the Baptist. Also included is a fascinating psychological portrait of the historical Jesus sure to prove controversial to believers and nonbelievers alike. DWIGHT GODDARD (1861-1939), a pioneer in the American Zen Buddhist movement, authored and edited nine books on Buddhism, including The Buddhist Bible, known to have influenced the views of iconic Beat author Jack Kerouac.
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Experience a Classic like never before Follow in the Savior’s footsteps in this classic volume by James E. Talmage. With an in-depth look at the Lord’s divine eternal mission, this masterwork has become an essential book in any LDS home library. This updated edition features a gorgeously designed interior, beautiful artwork, and revised footnotes and scripture references from three BYU religion professors. Enjoy stunning depictions of Jesus Christ by master artists Joseph BrickeyJeremy WinborgJ. Kirk RichardsWalter RaneAdam AbramAnnie Henrie Nader Seamlessly combining ongoing modern revelation with James E. Talmage’s original text—a glorious reminder of our Savior’s life and mission.