The Jesus I Never Knew: by Philip Yancey
Author: Philip Yancey
|What happens when a respected Christian journalist decides to put his preconceptions aside and take a long look at the Jesus described in the Gospels? How does the Jesus of the New Testament compare to the ''new, rediscovered" Jesus -- or even the Jesus we think we know so well? Best-selling author Phillip Yancey says, "The Jesus I got to know in writing this book is very different from the Jesus I learned about in Sunday school. In some ways he is more comforting; in some ways more terrifying." |
Yancey offers a new and different perspective on the life of Christ and his work -- his teaching, his miracles, his death and resurrection -- and ultimately, who he was and why he came. Relating the gospel events to the world we live in today, The Jesus I Never Knew gives a moving and refreshing portrait of the central figure of history. With a willingness to tackle difficult questions, Yancey looks at the radical words of this itinerant Jewish carpenter and asks whether we are taking him seriously enough in our own day and age. From the manger in Bethlehem to the cross in Jerusalem, 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.
The Jesus I Never Knew uncovers a Jesus who is brilliant, creative, challenging, fearless, compassionate, unpredictable, and ultimately satisfying. This honest book will help you discover a different Jesus from the flannelgraph Sunday school figure, the sweetly smiling Victorian Savior, and all the cultural clichés that have tamed Jesus and kept him in comfortable religious boxes. According to Yancey, "No one who meets Jesus ever stays the same. In the end I found the process of writing this book to be a great act of faith-strengthening. Jesus has rocked my own preconceptions and has made me ask hard questions about why those of us who bear his name don't do a better job of following him."
In this fresh look at Jesus' family, teachings, miracles, death, and resurrection, Yancey helps readers put aside preconceptions and discover a Master who is far "more" than many have ever imagined--more disturbing, more comforting, and infinitely more satisfying.
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company
Features: Dust Cover, Table of Contents
Physical Info: 1.06" H x 9.26" L x 6.38" W (1.14 lbs) 288 pages
Carton Quantity: 24
US SRP: $ 19.99 US
Pub Date: September 1995
Physical Info: 0.79" H x 8.46" L x 5.46" W (0.61 lbs) 288 pages
Carton Quantity: 40
US SRP: $ 14.99 US
Pub Date: February 2002
The Jesus I Never Knew Study Guide
A complete study guide and workbook for "The Jesus I Never Knew," this recipient of the 1996 Gold Medallion Christian Book of the Year and ongoing best-seller for Zondervan will help the reader in his or her process of rediscovering Jesus.
Physical Info: 0.4" H x 7.88" L x 5.32" W (0.36 lbs) 144 pages
Carton Quantity: 80
US SRP: $ 7.99 US
Pub Date: June 1997
The Jesus I Never Knew Leader's Guide
This leader's guide makes for a complete, easy to lead, interactive curriculum for groups large or small who want to capture a fresh, challenging, and life-changing vision of the Jesus of the Gospels.
Physical Info: 0.52" H x 10.96" L x 8.5" W (1.11 lbs) 176 pages
Carton Quantity: 32
US SRP: $ 29.99 US
Pub Date: April 1998
The Jesus I Never Knew Participant's Guide
This six-session video resource for small groups can help participants experience the Jesus they may never have known. The drama and immediacy of motion pictures are used to compare well-and little-known film portraits of Jesus with the Jesus of the Bible.
Physical Info: 0.26" H x 9.0" L x 6.06" W (0.31 lbs) 95 pages
Carton Quantity: 92
US SRP: $ 9.99 US
Binding: Paperback -
Pub Date: April 04, 2008
The Jesus I Never Knew: Six Sessions on the Life of Christ DVD
Based on Philip Yancey's 1996 Gold Medallion Book of the Year on the life of Christ, this 14-session video resource for churches, Bible studies, individuals, and groups of all sizes can help participants experience the Jesus they may never have known. The drama and immediacy of motion pictures are used to compare well-and little-known film portraits of Jesus with the Jesus of the Bible. 14 sessions.
Philip Yancey serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today magazine, has written twelve Gold Medallion Award-winning books, and two Kip Jordon ECPA Books of the Year, and lives with his wife in Colorado
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