Crucify!: Why the Crowd Killed Jesus

Crucify!: Why the Crowd Killed Jesus

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by Timothy J. Stoner
     
 

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An Ancient Murder Mystery
 
On Sunday they jammed the streets celebrating his arrival. But on Friday they were screaming for his blood.

What prompted this stunning reversal? Why did this man’s followers and friends demand his death?

Crucify! reveals the motive behind the most heinous murder of all time. Timothy J. Stoner

Overview

An Ancient Murder Mystery
 
On Sunday they jammed the streets celebrating his arrival. But on Friday they were screaming for his blood.

What prompted this stunning reversal? Why did this man’s followers and friends demand his death?

Crucify! reveals the motive behind the most heinous murder of all time. Timothy J. Stoner mines the Gospels to expose Jesus’s secret agenda and uncovers his dangerous and provocative mission. Is there something about this young Rabbi that we have failed to understand or appreciate?

Answering these questions raises another—one that is more troubling: If we’d been there, would we have joined with the scandalized crowd crying Crucify?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781411745
Publisher:
David C Cook
Publication date:
04/10/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
298
Sales rank:
519,251
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

The son of missionary parents, Timothy J. Stoner grew up in Chile and Spain. After graduating from Cedarville University and attending Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Stoner graduated from Cooley Law School in 1987. He is the author of several books, including The God Who Smokes and the recently released Warrior Poet: Before David was King. Timothy and Patty, his wife of over thirty years, have five children.

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SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
Fascinating and well researched details in this intriguing book not only invite readers into Biblical time and place, but also verify the legitimacy of Luke as a great historian, and of the other gospel writers as honest recorders of what they knew. Why don’t we hear of Jesus childhood – surely important to the mythology of such a great figure, if he were myth? Why don’t we hear of him living in Bethlehem as prophesied – wouldn’t this have been hugely important to the writers? Why does he tell people to keep his miracles secret if he wants to be famous? Why does he teach in parables if he wants to be understood? And why did the crowd who followed him around suddenly turn and cry “Crucify”? Biblical references, familiar and unfamiliar, abound in this book, together with background detail that deepens their meanings.  By the end, it all ties together into a convincing image of a man who, contrary perhaps to revisionist modern expectations, knew exactly who he was and did nothing by accident. The author answers the arguments of Zealot author, Reza Asla, with clear example and explanation. At the same time, he combines the gospel timelines convincingly into a whole that constantly surprises the reader, even with familiar events. The book is beautifully written, thoroughly enthralling and intriguing, and an enjoyably satisfying read, especially as Easter approaches. Disclosure: It was free and I couldn’t resist. It’s just my sort of thing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago