People have long been fascinated by the life of Jesus of Nazareth-just consider the number and variety of film adaptations alone, each investigating some hidden facet of the man who left such an indelible mark on humanity.
In this refreshingly unique offering, Ronald Foore provides readers with a progressive Christian's take on the life of Jesus, buttressed not by myth or the eroded authenticity of oral tradition and biased additions but by historical and second-party accounts. The result is the perfect marriage of faith and reason-a relationship all too often ignored in biblical interpretation and commentary.
Foore's book comprises two parts. A fictionalized autobiography allows the hypothetical voice of a historically accurate Jesus to speak directly to readers, giving them a glimpse into the life of a real man with a real place in the culture of his day-not some far-removed superhero with whom humans can't identify. The second part proposes an annotated timeline of events and contemporary figures composing the narrative of Christianity.
Liberal Christians and theologians, fans of the Jefferson Bible, and even casual seekers of truth will be rewarded with an eye-opening take on Jesus's true message-one that transcends fables, denominations, and borders.
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About the Author
Although Ronald Foore has been a Methodist for sixty-five years (and has the Sunday School perfect-attendance records to prove it), he considers himself to be a journey Christian with a faith that's in progress.
Foore has bachelor's and master's degrees as well as a doctorate. A longtime educator, he's taught world religion, history, psychology, sociology, and political science classes at the high school and college levels.
Foore lives in Oklahoma.