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The Jesus I Never Knew

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2004

    Jesus I Never Knew

    **** In the last eighteen months or so, the question of ''who is Jesus' has been on the minds of many. Although this is not actually a new book, it does answer the question to a great extent, stripping away the Hollywood images to reveal the man who could be termed 'a good Jew', and still is the Son of God. Through the lens of the culture into which He came and the affect His life has had since then, Mr Yancy paints a moving portrait. This is not one of his more contraversial books, but it is one of his best. ****

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 1999

    A thought-provoking, satisfying read.

    I grew up going to church with my family, and knowing a lot about Jesus, but I had never thought about some of the things Mr. Yancey explores in this book. I found his perspective very enlightening. This book is also pleasantly free of church-ese. Mr. Yancey doesn't act like he knows everything there is to know about faith and about Jesus, which is a great relief. This book gently warns me not to keep Jesus in a little 'box,' writing him off as just a wise man or a great thinker (yes, he was both -- but as Mr. Yancey points out, there is much more to Jesus than this). Highly recommended.

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  • Posted November 2, 2012

    Great Discussion Material

    Just when one thinks they really know who Jesus is, they realize they weren't taught enough. Phillip Yancey tells us how much he "really" knew about Him too. Only to discuver after reading the Bible and seeing what society shows him is a totally different Jesus the Christ.
    I really didn't think about how much I really knew about Jesus the Christ until I looked into this book, and I see I could use a little more insight. I grew up knowing one side of Jesus, but when I read the Bible then I discovered there is the other side too.

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