Jesus Was Loved. Jesus Was Hated. But He Was Never Ignored
Some people think Jesus was easy-going. Hardly. Everything he did and said sparked passionate reaction. He polarized people. Some adored Jesus to the point of dying for him. But those who feared and hated him ended up killing him.
If You’ve Never Looked Deep into Both Perspectives . . . It’s Time You Did
• Discover the surprising things those who loved him did—and how you can do the same
• Dig into those who hated him and avoid their tragic mistakes
• See yourself in each character—the good and the bad—and face some fascinating choices
Plus, at the end of each example, you’ll find a thought-provoking question that will stir you into action.
Will this book challenge you? Yes. Will it make you uncomfortable (in a positive way)? Absolutely. Will it change your life as you look at the people who surrounded Jesus in a way you’ve never seen them before? Without question.
Let the revelations begin.
Get your copy of The Friends and Foes of Jesus today.
Peter DeHaan, PhD, earned his doctorate—awarded with high distinction—from Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary. He lives in Michigan with his wife and tinkers with crossword puzzles in his spare time.
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Table of Contents
Part 1: The Beginning
John (1) the Baptist
King Herod (1)
Part 2: The Ministry of Jesus
John (2), the Disciple
Bartholomew, James (2) Son of Alphaeus, and Simon (2) the Zealot
Thaddaeus and Judas (3), the Son of James (4)
Judas (1) Iscariot
Four Friends of the Paralyzed Man
The Mother of James and John
Mary (3), Martha and Lazarus’s Sister
The Woman with Chronic Bleeding
The Rich Young Ruler
James (3), the Brother of Jesus
The Foreign Woman Who Doesn’t Give Up
The Poor Widow and Her Gift
The Samaritan Woman Fetching Water
The Women Who Anoint Jesus
Part 3: The Victory of Jesus
Simon (6) from Cyrene
Two Criminals on the Cross
Joseph (6) from Arimathea
Mary (2) Magdalene
Part 4: The Early Church in Acts
Ananias (1) and Sapphira
The Ethiopian Treasurer
Simon (8) the Sorcerer
The Philippian Jailer
Priscilla and Aquila
King Agrippa and Bernice
Part 5: The Early Church Beyond Acts
Euodia and Syntyche
For Small Groups
Appendix 1: Duplicate Names
Appendix 2: If You’re New to the Bible
About Peter DeHaan