by Stan Telchin

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Betrayed! is the page-turning account of a loving Jewish family caught on divergent prongs of a historic conflict. When Stan Telchin's daughter accepts Jesus as her Messiah, she makes a touching plea for him to search out the truth for himself. Intending to prove her wrong, Telchin sets out on a vigorous and critical examination of the claims of Jesus Christ. He is astonished at what he learns and finds himself facing a wrenching and life-changing decision.
As readers travel with Telchin, they too will discover a deeper, fuller awareness of both Judaism and Christianity, as well as how God can heal wounds from the bitterest conflicts. Even more, readers will discover the inexorable power of the gospel. This new edition includes an update from the author and wisdom-filled words on Jewish identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800794231
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/2007
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 265,193
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Stan Telchin (1924-2012) was a Messianic Jew who proclaimed Jesus as Messiah in the U.S. and around the world. A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he pastored a nondenominational fellowship in suburban Washington, D.C., for fourteen years and served with Jews for Jesus from 2003 until his homegoing.

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Betrayed 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must read. Helps one to understand on several levels how one can become a believer. Also, you can feel the pain of persecution because you feel as though you are right there. Highly recommend!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have purchased & read this Book many times. Excellent, Excellent Reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An extremely moving, absorbing and powerful true story. Stan Telchin in answering a telephone call from his daughter Judy received the worst possible message that a Jewish father could hear from his beloved daughter. The words that revealed that she had accepted Jesus as the Messiah. To his eternal credit, Stan Telchin did not choose the path of so many in isolating and disowning his daughter. Instead he chose the path of love and tried to fully investigate her beliefs with a clear goal of trying to systematically disprove any element of truth that Judy might have in believing Jesus to be the Jewish Messiah. Stan's studies were in depth and lengthy. The story follows him in his goal and surrounds an extremely dramatic family story in seeking out the very roots and foundations of their Jewish faith. Stan decided to ask himself a number of questions along his journey, such as `can a Jew accept Jesus as the Messiah and remain a Jew'. Five other basic questions formed the basis of his enquiries;- 1) Do I believe that God really exists ? 2) Do I believe that the Jewish Bible (The Tenach) is the divinely inspired word of God ? 3) Does this Bible prophesy about a coming Messiah ? 4) Is Jesus the Messiah ? 5) If he is, what does that do to me ? Follow Stan Telchin as he pours over the Scriptures and the history of the Jewish people and their relationship with Christians through the ages. See how he comes to terms with the hostility of many elements of the so-called Christian church, the anti-Semitism emanating from so many, and his arrival at the Truth. Stan, despite being the ultimate critic and with such a heart-felt agenda to restore his Jewish daughter from Christianity, finds that he too can only arrive at one decision. That being that all the Scriptures and all the prophesies can only prove one thing...Jesus is in fact who He says He is...the Messiah. Stan's acceptance of this fact and the birth of his own Christian/Messianic faith (or however you wish to describe it) is treated with hostility by the vast majority of his Jewish `friends' and he finds isolation and hatred amongst those who once accepted him with open arms. This is an enthralling story. Beautifully written and can be read in one day. Do yourself a favour and get this book, irrespective of your religion or faith. Everyone could do with studying the examples of those described herein. Best wishes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Reading this book I discovered my Jewish ROOTS - yet I have been a Believer for many years. I found in this book the story a man who genuinely begins searching for his Messiah when told by his daughter that she had already found the Messiah. He clearly explains his searching of Judaica stores, book shops and Jewish leaders of the knowledge they have to share about the Messiah. Mr. Telchin also clearly explains that he searched for his own answers in the Torah and the Pentetuch and then based his own decisions on the evidence he found. He tells it like it is and does not leave out his feelings of betrayal at the start of his search or of some of the discouragement he faced from both Jews and Christians when people did not know how to respond to his faith in the Messiah.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Stan gives a very interesting recountment of his search for truth in his life. A wonderful book for anyone who is seeking to find out what they believe versus what someone else insisted they should believe. Anyone from any religious background would find this an interesting. I found no hatred in Stan's story, just honest soul searching.
erikssonfamily on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Stan Telchin's religious autobiography, Betrayed!, is a rich story about one family's discovery of Jesus as the Jewish Messiah. Telchin's story begins with the conversion of his 21 year old daughter. Her conversion from Judaism to Messianic Judaism left him feeling betrayed. In a quest to save her from a religious identity crisis, Telchin reads the Bible in hopes of disproving his daughter's radical claims. Through the Holy Spirit, he finds grace and peace in Jesus. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Judaism or Messianic Judaism. Telchin does a decent job of outlining his conversion, along with the pitfalls. He also warns Gentile Christians about investing too much interest in the Jewishness of new converts. In the concluding chapters he includes several key prophecies and their fulfillment. If you know anyone who was Jewish struggling with Christianity, read this book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
it was kind of slow but the ending was good because he realized that he loved god and trusted him
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a good example of how Jews who do not know a great deal about Judaism are easily converted to Christianity. Telchin had a strong Jewish identity, but little knowledge. He even mispells the word 'Tefillin' multiple times in the book and admits that he had little Biblical knowledge. Not suprisingly, he was easy prey. Moreover, I don't buy his story that he spoke with a rabbi who claimed to not have knowledge about the Messiah. Apparently, he found the only rabbi who has not read the daily Jewish prayers that talk about Messianic prophecies, such as the Amidah prayers which are said at least 3 times per day. When it comes to the Bible, this book is rife with mistranlations and out of context verses. Basically, this is a book to convert Jews without knowledge. Your money is better spent on a real Jewish book.