* Nice and concise, but covering all the essentials you need to know and remember about the Savior! Brief, engaging, and distinctly readable, Downey and Shaw's lighthearted overview will be valued by seekers and mature believers alike---whether you have first-time questions or need timely reminders about the centrality of Christ in God's plan. 208 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 208 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 9.25 X 7.38 (inches) ISBN: 0310273374 ISBN-13: 9780310273370 Availability: In Stock
Jesus is the most influential person who ever lived. But for many of us, he has ceased to be a real person. We've sanitised him with pious jargon, framed him in stained glass, and reduced him to a religious puppet who floats through biblical landscapes dispensing Christian cliches and nice advice. It's time for a fresh look at the man this book describes as 'a square peg in a society of round holes.' Whether you're new to Jesus or just want to rediscover him with fresh eyes, this is the book for you. No dry theological treatise, it's written in an engaging, sometimes even humorous, style. In short, readable chapters, you'll get a tour of important background info and fascinating history that will bring to life the era in which Jesus lived. Then you'll read about his birth, his adult ministry and teaching, and the crucial last week of his life on earth. You'll catch a glimpse of the impact and excitement as news of Jesus spread around the world. And finally, you'll be inspired to think about what Jesus means for us today.
Peter Downey is on executive staff at a Christian school in Sydney, Australia. The author of three marriage and parenting books, including So You're Going to be a Dad, he was listed in The Bulletin magazine as one of Australia's Top Ten parenting authors. He is also author of Everything You Want to Know about the Bible (co-authored with Ben Shaw), a book about Jesus for the Bible Society, and has written for a range of journals and publications. Although he has a Bachelor, Masters, and Doctoral degrees in Arts and Education and a diploma in Biblical Studies, he feels like a guy writing a book about automotive engineering when all he's done is worked part-time in a carwash. He and his wife have three daughters. SPANISH BIO: Peter Downey es el autor de tres libros sobre matrimonio y paternidad, incluyendo So You're Going to be a Dad y ha escrito para varios periodicos y publicaciones. Aunque tiene un doctorado, cuando escribe sobre la Biblia, se siente como un sujeto escribiendo un libro sobre ingenieria automotriz que todo lo que ha hecho es trabajar medio tiempo puliendo y lavando carros. el y su esposa tienen tres hijas y residen en Sydney, Australia.
Ben Shaw is a curate at Emmanuel Church in Wimbledon, London. He studied theology and went on to receive his MA in ancient history. A former rock singer and guitarist with the Australian-based Christian rock band In the Silence, he does a lot of speaking and continues to perform musically. His greatest love is his wife, Karen. SPANISH BIO: Ben Shaw es ministro en la iglesia Emmanuel en Wimbledon, Londres. Estudio teologia y recibio su maser en Historia Antigua. Fue cantante de rock y guitarrista con la banda australiana de rock cristiano In The Silence. Da conferencias y continua presentandose como musico. Ben disfruta cenar con sus amigos, y su mas grande amor es su esposa, Karen.
'...Peter Downey and Ben Shaw bring Jesus to life in a way we seldom encounter. With an engaging -- and sometimes humorous -- delivery, they will take the reader on a tour of places as well as a journey of events that build a framework from which one can catch a glimpse of who Jesus was and is. Featuring short chapters, the book could easily be adapted for use in a group setting...' -- Youthworker Journal