Ann and Lois are to commended for this excellent work. Job well done. The gospels are filled with information that the writers so often took for granted that their readers understood. Ann and Lois's book offers incredible insights into those ideas and customs that are often far removed from our present day understanding or very difficult to discover on ones own. Looking forward to the next work!
An excellent tool for more complete under-standing of Scripture: what is reallly being said, why it is said and how Scripture is one from Old Testament through New Testament. This was, for me, one of those "can't put it down" books!
This book is exactly what I've been looking for. Have you ever wondered what Jesus was talking about when he told the would be disciple who first wanted to go bury his father that "no man who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is worthy of the kingdom."? Everyone who was there knew what he was talking about. The authors take us to Israel in Jesus day and transforms us into one of his disciples who were familiar with the culture and traditions of the day.
This is an important book. Every Christian should not only read this but re-read this and refer to it often! This book has further ignited my passion for my Jewish roots. God bless the authors for this labor of love!