This is the book I have been looking for for many years. Dr. Bailey shows Jesus in His culture not in ours. Yet Jesus teachings have a stronger meaning when we realize what He was teaching to the Jewish people in early first century A.D. Palestine. I found this book added not only to my knowledge but most important to my faith. There is much material here that every Christian needs to study, enjoy and learn.
I truly enjoyed thıs book both from ıts scholarshıp and from Mr. Bailey's insight into typical middle eastern. We often read the gospels with a western point of view, and Jesus grew up in the middle east. I lived for many years in Turkey, so I could envision the interpretations Mr. Bailey revealed in the book. I have seen some of the same attitudes in my Turkish friends. I highly recommend this book to anyone who really wants to understand the world in which Jesus walked as a human being on the earth.
An incredible eye opener! Every woman alive should read the chapter on Jesus and women. It will absolutely change your life in that your self esteem will never be the same! Your view of Jesus will be expanded beyond your wildest dreams and you will truly get a glimpse into the love of God for us!
This book makes the gospels come alive! There is so much we miss out on by not understanding the culture of Biblical times, and the impact that the teachings of Jesus had on it. At the same time, this will impact the reader with what it really means to be a follower of Jesus. I highly recommend this book.