The Jesus I Never Knew

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Zondervan, Jan 23, 2002 - Religion - 288 pages
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How does the Jesus of the New Testament compare to the Jesus we think we know so well? Join bestselling author Philip Yancey as he conducts an enlightening biblical and historical investigation into the real Jesus.

From the manger in Bethlehem to the cross in Jerusalem, Philip Yancey presents a complex character who generates questions as well as answers--a disturbing and exhilarating Jesus who wants to radically transform your life and stretch your faith.

In The Jesus I Never Knew, Yancey:

  • Cuts through existing views and preconceptions of Jesus, citing experts from church history, modern history, and popular culture
  • Discusses how different people and cultures view Jesus
  • Dissects popular quotes about Jesus
  • Points us back to the Bible

The Jesus I Never Knew will engage your heart, mind, emotions, and senses, preparing you for a new, life-changing encounter with the real Jesus described in the Gospels.

Praise for The Jesus I Never Knew:

"This is the best book about Jesus I have ever read, probably the best book about Jesus in the whole century. Yancey gently took away my blinders and blazed the trail through my own doubting fears, pious know-it-all, and critical balderdash until I saw the Savior anew and thought I heard him ask me, 'Now whom do you say that I am?' and I understood the question as I never had before."

--Lewis B. Smedes, Senior Professor, Fuller Seminary

"Philip Yancey takes the reader with him on his very personal journey to Jesus. In The Jesus I Never Knew, I became convinced that the Jesus I met--in some ways for the first time--has known me all along. This book is destined to become a favorite--to recommend to those still seeking Jesus and to pass along to those who've met him, but long to know him more."

--Elisa Morgan, President Emerita, MOPS International

 

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I began this, wondering what more could be said about Jesus? Werent we all familiar with every incident in the Bible? It's an absolutely BRILLIANT read ! Yancey raises all kinds of questions ... Read full review

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Yancey has a thoughtful approach to talking about the gospel and Jesus in very personal ways, while drawing on scriptures and Christian faith traditions to make the ministry and mission of Christ accessible to almost any reader. Read full review

Contents

PART ONE Who He
9
The Jesus I Thought I Knew
11
The Visited Planet
27
Jewish Roots and Soil
47
Showdown in the Desert
67
What Would I Have Noticed?
83
PART TWO Why He Came
101
Lucky Are the Unlucky
103
Snapshots of the Supernatural
163
The Final Week
185
A Morning Beyond Belief
207
PART THREE What He Left Behind
221
A Blank Blue Sky
223
Wheat Among the Weeds
237
The Difference He Makes
255
About the Author
276

A Sermon of Offense
127
A Revolution of Grace
145

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About the author (2002)

Philip Yancey serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today magazine. He has written thirteen Gold Medallion Award-winning books and won two ECPA Book of the Year awards for What's So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew. Four of his books have sold over one million copies. Yancey lives with his wife in Colorado. Learn more at philipyancey.com

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