What if Jesus were born in the Twenty-first century, instead of the First Century? Who would he choose as disciples? What challenges would he make to today's churches? In FRESH: 21ST CENTURY JESUS, Steve Niswanger presents a "fresh" image of Jesus as He might appear in our hurried and hassled 21st-century world. By exploring some of the most well-known stories in the Gospels with information regarding the historical, political, and cultural contexts of First century Israel, the author reveals Jesus in a way that is fresh, new, clean, bright, and unspoiled. The author takes himself and the reader on a journey that imagines Jesus as if he moved on the earth in his bodily form today, just as he did in the First century. The book reaches its climax as Mr. Niswanger breaks completely into prose fiction, depicting a fascinating 21st Century Jesus interacting with 21st Century people who are analogous to the First century people with whom Jesus interacted in the Bible. This book brings Jesus "up close and personal" with our modern world and reaffirms His timeless message of mercy, grace, and salvation. A practicing attorney, Steve Niswanger has bachelor's degrees from Duke University in English and Public Policy Studies and a J. D. degree from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. In 2009, Goldline Research recognized him as one of the top nine attorneys in the Southeast. He is a former officer in Kiwanis of Little Rock and Kiwanis International and a board member of Youth Home, Inc. His community activities include serving as a board and committee member at Saint James United Methodist Church in Little Rock and speaking engagements at numerous bar association-sanctioned seminars. He is a certified United Methodist lay speaker and is accredited to speak at United Methodists churches throughout Arkansas.