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|Title||:||The Life: A Portrait of Jesus|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
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The Life: A Portrait of Jesus Reviews
So far - up to page 80 - I'm finding this a fascinating overview of the Jewish story - not only does it give me new insights into the messy political and religious situation Jesus was born into, but also helps me to better understand the turbulence in the Middle East today. Excellent book up to this point - I expect to be giving it 5 stars.And now I have finished it... J.John surveys the life of Jesus in a very clear and informative book, setting Jesus against his Jewish background, and focussing on specific areas, social, religious and political. J.John is particularly good when he examines the Resurrection. He gives the most comprehensive and up-to-date list of alternative explanations for the Resurrection that I have yet come across in any book. He addresses each one with integrity, penetration and insight, as well as humour when it is appropriate. A compelling account of Jeus which demonstrates why he remains the most challenging figure in history, and why you cannot 'just close the book on Jesus'.
Whilst I found this book fairly informative I simply didn't find it inspiring.The major problem I had with it was that, although clearly the author is a deeply educated man and knew what he was talking about, there were a number of times when he stated things as if they were just cold facts, when actually I thought some of the points he made were debatable and I personally didn't agree with them. He didn't seem to leave room in his analysis of Jesus and His life for debate or discussion, it felt like I was being told "this is how it is, end of discussion" and when analysing an issue like Jesus there has to be some room for interpretation and discussion. I mean we get most of the information we have from the New Testament which itself is interpreted in different ways, with issues in it still causing contention and debate throughout the Church.As a Christian I just didn't get out of this book what I thought I would.
I didn't want to put this book down. After my last two J. John reads, I must admit I was pleasantly surprised that I got SO much from this!I found myself wanting to discover more about the Jewish history and lifestyle. I also found myself asking many questions about Jews and Gentiles. For every answer J. John provides, more questions arise. Perhaps that is part of the mystery and part of finding faith!If I could I would want to place this book into the hands of everyone I know!
Very methodical, logical, and concise view of the life of Jesus. Some elements of this book helped me to view a few things differently; in one case the authors had conducted a study I wished to do, which was useful. In short, a definitely beneficial addition to my bookshelves.