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This expanded retelling of the life of Jesus includes all the details from the Gospels in chronological order, the geopolitical scene, the historical and cultural settings, and the likely emotions and motives of those who interacted with Him. Here is a great introduction to the greatest man who ever lived for those who don't know much about Him, and a fascinating read for those who are familiar with the Gospel accounts.

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Jesus: An Intimate Portrait of the Man, His Land, and His People

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Overview

This expanded retelling of the life of Jesus includes all the details from the Gospels in chronological order, the geopolitical scene, the historical and cultural settings, and the likely emotions and motives of those who interacted with Him. Here is a great introduction to the greatest man who ever lived for those who don't know much about Him, and a fascinating read for those who are familiar with the Gospel accounts.

Leith Anderson's conversational story-telling style makes the book appealing to a wide range of audiences and ages.

"An expanded retelling of the life of Jesus, including all the details from the Gospels in chronological order, the geopolitical scene, the historical and cultural setting, and the likely emotions and motives of those who interacted with Him. Conversational storytelling style suitable for a wide range of audiences and ages"--Provided by publisher.

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Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
Deftly compiled by international lawyer and theologian Isabella D. Bunn, 444 Surprising Quotes About Jesus: A Treasury Of Inspiring Thoughts And Classic Quotations is an inspirational collection of sayings, quotes, words, phrases, and treasured wisdom regarding the life, teachings and example of Jesus Christ. Including sub-chapters such as: Jesus As God And Man; The Life And Teachings Of Jesus; The Love Of Jesus; Life In Christ; Jesus As Savior; The Power Of The Cross; Images Of Jesus; Jesus And History; and His Spiritual Legacy, 444 Surprising Quotes About Jesus substantively contributes to an enlightened and enlightening understanding of Jesus Christ's enduring influence and timeless wisdom. 444 Surprising Quotes About Jesus is very highly recommended reading for all Christian readers regardless of denominational affiliation. 'Apart from Christ we know neither what our life nor death is; we do not know what God is nor what we ourselves are.' Blaise Pascal (1623-1662).
CBA Marketplace
Anderson has done impressive research into Jewish history and has a firm grasp of the sociopolitical climate of Jesus’ time.
Christian Book Previews
Jesus: An Intimate Portrait is a work of explosive magnitude that mediates between the greatest story ever written and the reader's quest for understanding that story. It makes the account real, personal, and vivid to the reader. By fictionalizing the possible thoughts of the Biblical figures, it brings the people to life, presenting them more realistically, more human, and with greater interaction....It is truly a wondrous effort and a lasting experience for anyone who reads it. Bravo, for your insight, research, and courage.
Bookloons
I often shy away from biographies written by Bible scholars. Why? Because I am afraid either that they will be boring or that I won't understand the technical discussion. Anderson's book is neither dull nor too technical. I was captivated from the first page, and the book led me back to my Bible numerous times for additional clarification and confirmation. I think the mark of a good Bible-based book is that it does not replace the Bible, but leads you to it. This biography is written in layman's terms, without being over-simplified. Basic lessons are clearly presented.

Whether you are a new Christian, a longtime believer, or are simply interested and seeking information, Jesus: An Intimate Portrait Of The Man, His Land, And His People is a biography that will enrich and enlighten.

Christian Retailing
Readers will appreciate the simplicity and the depth of this rich perspective on Jesus' life.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The book will help Christians develop a deeper understanding of the gospels. But it's also a useful tool for anyone wanting a basic historical understanding of the life of Jesus without an obvious theological viewpoint.
Rambles: A Cultural Arts Magazine
Leith Anderson has taken the challenge to retell the story in Jesus: An Intimate Portrait of the Man, His Land & His People, and he has succeeded marvelously. His knowledge of the era in question blends with his very obvious commitment to the man and his story to produce a tour de force of over 350 pages of facts, insights and entertaining reading....

The primary strength of the book is the narrative. The language is simple but never simplistic. It respects the intelligence of the reader but is not afraid to elucidate points or concepts that could be unknown even to educated readers.

This is a wonderful book in the literal sense that it is filled with wonders.

Donna Eggett
A neat little book to set on your nightstand, coffee table, or reference shelf 444 Surprising Quotes About Jesus is alive with interesting and devotional material. Divided into nine sections, the quotes look at many facets of our Lord. Between Phillips Brooks 'Jesus Christ, the condescension of divinity, and the exaltation of humanity.' (9) to A. W. Tozer's "Promoting self under the guise of promoting Christ is currently so common as to excite little notice." (177) you'll bathe your mind in 208 pages of confronting excerpts. To make this book easier to use, the compiler has closed with a Guide to Themes, an Index of Sources, and a bibliography.

Just to whet your interest, here are a few more quotes. Mother Teresa, 'Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.' (56) Antony of Padua, 'Christ is the dazzling bright sun who covered himself with a cloud in order to be seen." (125) St. Augustine, 'Christ is the best husband.' (128) Harvey Cox, 'There has never been a better raconteur than Jesus of Nazareth.' (137) Joni Eareckson Tada, 'No other religion or philosophy promises glorified bodies, hearts and minds. Only in the Gospel of Jesus Christ do hurting people find such incredible hope.' (165) There are a myriad sources, including: George MacDonald, Eleanor Roosevelt, Luis Palau, Ulrich Zwingli, Calvin Miller, Christina Rossetti, and Paul Bunyon.

The compiler, Dr. Isabella Bunn, is an interesting person - international lawyer, theologian, Christian social ethics specialist, a college associate director. Bunn's vast library has provided many of the citations in 444 Surprising Quotes About Jesus.
Christian Book Previews.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441202741
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 764,209
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Leith Anderson is a graduate of Denver Seminary (M.Div.) and Fuller Theological Seminary (D.Min.). He has written twenty books and is known internationally as an author, speaker, and educator, consulting with leaders in denominations across the spectrum of Christendom. He is president of the National Association of Evangelicals and Pastor Emeritus of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
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