Yancey invites readers to share his personal quest for answers to his questions about Jesus' life. The Jesus I Never Knew is an intimate, faith ...Show synopsisYancey invites readers to share his personal quest for answers to his questions about Jesus' life. The Jesus I Never Knew is an intimate, faith-building look at the major parts of Jesus' life--his family, his teachings, the miracles, and his death and resurrection. This book peels away stereotypes and challenges comfort zones with fresh perspectives on the authentic Jesus and his sayings.Hide synopsis
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If you know of Jesus from popular cultural mythology, or, even, years of Sunday School be prepared to have your paradigms shifted. Yancey resuscitates the 2D icon of Jesus we all thought we knew, to introduce us to a profile of a living Jesus who can be intimately known.
This is one book I cannot keep on my bookshelf. I keep giving it away! I find fresh insights with every re-reading. This book will become an ageless Christian classic. "Jesus I Never Knew" is that good.
A thought provoking book. Definitely makes one reconsider who they think Jesus is/was without compromising the truth of the Bible. Far from merely the gentle shepherd of the flannel board, the author found the Lord to be more complex, more perfect and infinitely more approachable than he had ever imagined.
I found this book to be as exciting to me as a good mystery novel! Yancey does such a thoughtful study, and presents so many new ways to look at Jesus--how he lived and the real meaning behind what he said,that the result is different by far than what I had heard all my life. I can think of many adjectives to describe this book---thorough, challenging, descriptive,exhaustive, thought-provoking, doubt-destroying, and totally fascinating. I would recommend it to already Christian believers, but especially to skeptics and agnostics!!
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