Who were the people closest to Jesus? Why did he choose these particular individuals? What unique contribution did each make according to sources in history and tradition? Kalas asks us to evaluate our own gifts and sacrifice in the light of their achievements. The 13th apostle is, of course, Mathias, chosen to succeed Judas Iscariot. 144 pages, softcover. Abingdon.
ISBN: 1426753586 ISBN-13: 9781426753589 Availability: In Stock
In this engaging book from popular author J. Ellsworth Kalas, a portrait of each of Jesus' apostle as a servant in ministry, a human being, and individual are drawn from Scripture as well as historical writings and tradition. A chapter is also devoted to Mathias, the successor to Judas Iscariot. Each chapter features a key passage of Scripture. A study guide is included
J. Ellsworth Kalas is the author of more than 35 books, including the popular Back Side series, A Faith of Her Own, Strong Was Her Faith, I Bought a House on Gratitude Street, and The Thirteen Apostles. He was a United Methodist pastor for 38 years and has been part of the faculty of Asbury Theological Seminary since 1993, formerly serving as president and now as senior professor of homiletics.