Tag Archives: Jesus

Seeing Jesus from the East: A Fresh Look at History’s Most Influential Figure

The authors make an excellent case that one needs to understand Jesus in his Eastern context to capture the full flavor of his teaching.

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(Book review) The Sleepy Shepherd

This is the story of Silas, one of the shepherds on the hills near Bethlehem, and how he slept through the angels appearance (one can’t help but wonder how that was possible, but I digress…..) and so missed seeing the infant Messiah. However, years later, he was present in the Garden of Gethsemane, and realized this was the same person his fellow-shepherds told him about so long ago.

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Friend of Sinners: Why Jesus Cares More about Relationship than Perfection

The book is simple to read, yet deep in its message and themes.  The author has a sense of humor that makes the book enjoyable, but the reader never misses the point of the author’s diligence in expressing the merits of scripture.

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The Dog Who Was There

Reviewed by: Alyssa Marie Roat, a professional writing major at Taylor University.   Introduction Title: The Dog Who Was There Author: Ron Marasco Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: 2017 Format: Print book Length: 262 pages OVERVIEW This book tells the story of Barley, a scrappy dog struggling to survive in tumultuous first century Jerusalem. Through his innocent eyes, the cruelty of Rome, […]

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