The Jesus Story

Author: Ben Campbell Johnson,Brant D. Baker

Publisher: Geneva Press

ISBN: 9780664501174

Category: Religion

Page: 175

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Avoiding theological jargon and using language more accessible to the lay person than that in the Bible, this book invites readers to discover for themselves what Jesus has done for the world and continues to do in the world. The invitation is offered in the form of daily readings from the four Gospel accounts of Jesus' life and ministry.

The Jesus Story

Author: Edmund Flood

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781556124044

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

View: 4854


Here is a book that makes use of the recent advances in research to consider honestly the facts surrounding Jesus' life and death. The result: a reliable and vivid portrait of Jesus' life as it would have been seen by his contemporaries.The Jesus Story will appeal to anyone who would like to get some "feel" for how Jesus in his teaching, his company, his relationships, his challenge and activity came across to his contemporaries, and to know what significance is claimed for Jesus' life in our own very different age.

The Jesus Story

Everything That Happens in the New Testament in Plain English

Author: Dr. William H. Marty

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441262830

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 7586


Long-time Bible Professor Tells the Compelling Story of Jesus The story of Jesus is the greatest story of all time. But the repetition and varying order of events in the Gospels can be confusing to readers. As he does in his bestselling book The Whole Bible Story, Dr. William Marty presents the full narrative of Jesus in chronological order. He tells the fascinating account of everything that happened in Jesus' life--from his birth to his ascension--as well as what happened in the church after he left. The Jesus Story is perfect for new Christians longing to get to know Jesus or long-time believers wanting to recapture the awe and amazement of hearing this remarkable story for the first time.

Going Beyond the Jesus Story

An Examination of Christian Belief, Mystical Experience and the Ongoing Development of Conscious Awareness

Author: Douglas Lockhart

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780990642

Category: Philosophy

Page: 391

View: 5162


Who am I? Why am I? Where am I headed and where have I been? These are just some of the questions that concern the author of Going Beyond the Jesus Story, a book that ranges freely across complex and intriguing subject areas such as the nature of religious belief, contemplative and meditative experience, lucid dreaming, the role of feeling in our appreciation of reality, the inherently spiritual nature of asking questions, and our need to go beyond not only the Jesus story as it has come down to us, but also the ingrained notion that self is an ongoing, uninterrupted experience of the conscious mind that can be taken for granted. Directing our attention to the nature of attention itself, we are introduced, step by carefully constructed step, to the idea that consciousness is not what we have assumed it to be, or conscious awareness quite as conscious as we like to think it is. Delving into history, theology and philosophy in an attempt to reach an integrated understanding of the religious and secular problems we face as human beings, the author examines ideas that confront and challenge on just about every level, ideas that carry us towards an appreciation of what it means to presence the self to the self as an experience in its own right. At this point theory gives way to experiment, to methodology, to a knowing or seeing that makes this book a unique contribution to the study of human sentience and its evolved, and evolving structures.

Poems Inspired by the Jesus Story

Author: T. Ronald Haney

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 160647765X

Category: Religion

Page: 268

View: 3572


These poems, Poems Inspired by the Jesus Story, are an attempt to bring the Jesus story in the gospel into contemporary experience. The Jesus story is not a wrinkled document eclipsed in the mist of ancient history. Rather the Jesus story in the gospel has a vibrant impact on and infuses our everyday lives here in the present. These poems are geared to increasing your consciousness so that you can make essential connections between Jesus life story and your life story. Each poem is a retelling of some part of the Jesus story in the gospel story. Father T. Ronald Haney is a retired priest of the Harrisburg, PA diocese. Ordained 50 years. He has been a principal of a high school; a pastor; and the Executive Editor of The Catholic Witness for 30 years, the diocesan newspaper. He is a published essayist, poet and novelist. He has published inspirational books on the spiritual life, including God Within You, One Minute Meditations, The Jesus Story, The Stations of the Cross and Prayers for Priests. He lives in St. Theresas parish in New Cumberland, PA and can be contacted at [email protected]

The Jesus Mysteries

Was the "Original Jesus" a Pagan God?

Author: Timothy Freke,Peter Gandy

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780676806571

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 2506


Drawing on the cutting edge of modern scholarship, this astonishing book completely undermines the traditional history of Christianity that has been perpetuated for centuries by the Church and presents overwhelming evidence that the Jesus of the New Testament is a mythical figure. “Whether you conclude that this book is the most alarming heresy of the millennium or the mother of all revelations, The Jesus Mysteries deserves to be read.” —Fort Worth Star-Telegram Far from being eyewitness accounts, as is traditionally held, the Gospels are actually Jewish adaptations of ancient Pagan myths of the dying and resurrecting godman Osiris-Dionysus. The supernatural story of Jesus is not the history of a miraculous Messiah but a carefully crafted spiritual allegory designed to guide initiates on a journey of mystical discovery. A little more than a century ago, most people believed that the strange story of Adam and Eve was history; today it is understood to be a myth. Within a few decades, authors Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy argue, we will likewise be amazed that the fabulous story of God incarnate—who was born of a virgin, who turned water into wine, and who rose from the dead—could have been interpreted as anything but a profound parable.

The Jesus Legend

A Case for the Historical Reliability of the Synoptic Jesus Tradition

Author: Paul Rhodes Eddy,Gregory A. Boyd

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 0801031141

Category: Religion

Page: 479

View: 8051


Confronts the "legendary Jesus" case, showing how the Synoptic Gospels are the most historically probable representation of the actual Jesus of history.

Read and Play Bible the Jesus Story

Author: Bethan James

Publisher: Barnabas for Children

ISBN: 9780857463548


Page: 144

View: 6456


This busy activity book with many on-the-page puzzles and activities will provide hours of creativity. It tells the story of the birth of Jesus, his life and teaching, friends and enemies, his death, resurrection and ascension, and the events that followed as the Christian church grew and its message spread all over the world.

Unlocking the Bible Story Study Guide

Author: Colin S. Smith

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575677972

Category: Religion

Page: 80

View: 5038


Pastor Colin Smith's four-volume masterpiece moves you past Bible stories to understand the Bible as one story--the glorious, unbroken account of Christ's work to redeem a fallen world. With this accompanying Study Guide, you'll be able to make the journey even more rewarding. The Volume 3Study Guide matches the first volume of the book series, and will help you unlock the Bible Story from Matthew to Acts. Unlocking the Bible Story Study Guides will help you: Focus you or your small group's study time to be as productive and rewarding as it can possibly be Enrich your understanding of the book and your comprehension of God's Word Apply the book's lessons in ways that will change your life forever Once you've finished volume 3, volume 4 is highly recommended as it will complete your study in the New Testament--you or your small group could move through the entire New Testament by using volumes 3 and 4 in less than a year. And why not dive into the Old Testament study guides also by using volumes 1 and 2?