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Posted January 2, 2001
Not a bad book. It's, in fact, very good for someone who's just beginning to read about Jesus scholarship or lack thereof in some cases (READ: Jesus Seminar). Jeffery also discusses some subtle nuances that are often overlooked (i.e., the possible significances of the Shroud of Turin, the Jewish Expectations of Messiah (anyone who thinks this part is a waste of time needs to think about their Christianity a little harder) and evidence of Gospel accuracy). To be frank, I liked it, though I've come to see that the arguments are a little weak when compared to other conservative scholars and their work. A good read would also be Gary Habermas' THE HISTORICAL JESUS. Though I haven't finished it yet, it does look promising. I'll let you know how it goes. However, in closing, let me recommend this book for some thoughts and ideas that you won't find anywhere else, but don't expect it to be the end all, do all book on Jesus research.
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Posted November 10, 2000
Grant R. Jeffrey writes a fabulous book with nearly conclusive evidence that Jesus did, in fact, exist and was the Messiah. But, he fails to offer in detail the opposing side of his claims, which gives the reader only one side of the so-called debate. Overall, the evidence he provides is fascinating, but next time, Jeffrey should either re-title his work or include the opposing evidence.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.