Jesus the King: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus
  • Jesus the King: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus
  • Jesus the King: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus

Jesus the King: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus

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by Timothy Keller
     
 

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Previously published in hardcover as King's Cross

The most influential man to ever walk the earth has had his story told in hundreds of different ways for thousands of years. Can any more be said?

Now Timothy Keller, New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God and the man Newsweek called a

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Previously published in hardcover as King's Cross

The most influential man to ever walk the earth has had his story told in hundreds of different ways for thousands of years. Can any more be said?

Now Timothy Keller, New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God and the man Newsweek called a “C. S. Lewis for the twenty-first century,” unlocks new insights into the life of Jesus Christ as he explores how Jesus came as a king, but a king who had to bear the greatest burden anyone ever has. King's Cross is Keller’s revelatory look at the life of Christ as told in the Gospel of Mark. In it, Keller shows how the story of Jesus is at once cosmic, historical, and personal, calling each of us to look anew at our relationship with God. It is an unforgettable look at Jesus Christ, and one that will leave an indelible imprint on every reader.

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“Fifty years from now, if . . . Christians are widely known for their love of cities, their commitment to mercy and justice, and their love of their neighbors, Tim Keller will be remembered as a pioneer of the new urban Christians.”—Christianity Today
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Exploring the life of Jesus through the Gospel of Mark.

Preacher and author Keller (Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes Us Just, 2010, etc.) provides a fresh biography of Jesus from an evangelical standpoint. Focusing on Mark, the earliest, shortest and most direct of the four gospels, the author paints a picture of a savior who was sure of his own identity and fate while most of those around him were not. Keller locates various themes from Mark's narrative and discusses each in turn, grouped under two major headings: "The King," regarding Jesus' identity, and "The Cross," regarding his purpose. In discussing the identity of Jesus, the author describes him as a man both deeply imbedded within his culture and times while also living counter to them in many ways. Jesus never doubted his identity or his ability and indeed made it clear from the beginning that he was not merely the messiah, but something more than what his culture had expected in the messiah—he was God's son. Of course, writes Keller, few understood the magnitude of his identity and his message. Moving on to Jesus' ultimate purpose—or from a broader standpoint, the purpose of his incarnation—the author describes a man aware of his upcoming sacrifice, and indeed, a man in continual sacrifice, as he had descended from heaven to live on earth. This sacrifice is the true model for human love: "All real, life-changing love is substitutionary sacrifice." Keller's work is more than a description of Jesus; it is also peppered with pastoral advice. His goal is for the reader to better understand Jesus in order to better imitate his life. Unlike the many academic and sensational biographies of Jesus in recent years, this one takes faith in Jesus largely for granted. The narrative is well-researched, with numerous references to authors as diverse as C.S. Lewis and Franz Kafka, but Keller does not attempt to prove Jesus' divinity or find the "historical Jesus."

Captivating reading from a Christian perspective.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594486661
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/05/2013
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
85,314
Product dimensions:
5.07(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.93(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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“Fifty years from now, if . . . Christians are widely known for their love of cities, their commitment to mercy and justice, and their love of their neighbors, Tim Keller will be remembered as a pioneer of the new urban Christians.”—Christianity Today

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