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Silent Witnesses in the Gospels: Bible Bystanders and Their Stories
     

Silent Witnesses in the Gospels: Bible Bystanders and Their Stories

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by Allan F. Wright, Dennis M. Berry (Foreword by)
 
The servants who filled the jars at Jesus� command when he turned the water into wine, the boy who donated his loaves and fishes so Jesus could multiply them, the woman with the alabaster jar who anointed Jesus� feet. All these and many more characters in the Gospels share one important trait: in the biblical accounts where they appear, they are silent. We have no

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The servants who filled the jars at Jesus� command when he turned the water into wine, the boy who donated his loaves and fishes so Jesus could multiply them, the woman with the alabaster jar who anointed Jesus� feet. All these and many more characters in the Gospels share one important trait: in the biblical accounts where they appear, they are silent. We have no record of their words. Nevertheless, they have much to say to us by the ways they responded to Christ. Take a journey of the imagination with author Allan Wright, back to New Testament times, to consider what kinds of lives these people might have lived and what lessons we might learn from the Silent Witnesses in the Gospels.


About the Author

Allan Wright received his B.A. in Religious Studies, with Honors, from Seton Hall University, and received his M.A. in Theology, Biblical Studies, with Honors, from Immaculate Conceptions Seminary School of Theology. He currently teaches religion at Union Catholic Regional High School in Scotch Plains, New Jersey where he resides.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569553237
Publisher:
Charis/Servant Publications
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.61(d)

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Silent Witnesses in the Gospels: Bible Bystanders and Their Stories 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Our scripture group has been using this book for the past month and not only does Wright provide nice insights that are challenging but it's great for discussion starters as well. I now know what I giving for birthdays and Christmas.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book because it forced me to look at the side characters who were present during the life of Christ and made a difference. I found myself reading each chapter and then'mulling over Wrights' insights and it lead me to see where I could apply these lessons in my own life. One of the best books concerning scripture I've read in a long time in which I could easily read and apply.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book for youth ministers, campus ministers and theology teachers. Wright does a great job!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was given this book as a gift and have subsequently brought a few for friends. It's very readable and it made me think. I enjoyed the unique perspective of the author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this book is great because it takes a look at the bible that no other book has yet. Each chapter has a great insight onto a character or group of characters in the bible. From the small boy who gave Jesus the loves of Bread and the Fishes, to the servers at the Wedding Feast at Cana. They were all people whose actions truly spoke louder than words.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am only 15 years old and this book, The Silent Witnesses of the Gospel, was one of the best books I have read. I opened my eyes to the deep unspokeness of the Gospels. I would reccomend it anyday to someone looking for a good read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has changed my life. I never will ignore the people in the Bible who do not directly affect the story again. It truly has made me ponder about them. Allan Wright has written a masterpiece that everyone should own!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Wright is an amazing author! We have read the book and it was very inspirational. We loved how he was able to make the stories of the Bible more enjoyable and realistic. Everyone should experience this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was fortunate enough to hear the healing and motivating words of the author, so I had to get this book. It was outstanding, changing me both spiritually and emotionally. I have a new love for God and finally understand the message he has for us. If you are sick of hearing about violence on the news and want something motivational or uplifting, Silent Witnesses in the Gospels is for you. I recommend this book to everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Allan Wright has done a stupendous job writing this book. It is a book from the heart and most meaningful.......
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Silent...' is a great book, written by a man who is an amazaing teacher. Mr. Wright has taught religeon at our school for several years and everyone he's taught remembers his lessons and this book is a great way for people to see the great way he explains the minor (but major) people in the Gospels. From the servants at Cana to the friends of the paralytic these are stories from the Bible you'll look at from an entirely new perspective.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recently heard the author speak in New Jersey and was impressed by his presentation. After reading only the first few chapters I was really able to enter into the scriptures for first time in a while. I had read where St. Ignatius used his senses to enter into the story, what were the sights and sounds, what were the people thinking as Christ entered their lives, Wright does a wonderful job in doing this and giving some very practicle applications which got me to think about my situation and how I respond to those around me. It will be a resource for me and a companion to my Bible.