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Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery.: Six Holy Objects That Tell the Remarkable Story of the Gospels Hardcover – February 24, 2015
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“A fascinating, provocative and informative entry into the life of Jesus. Finding Jesus uses controversies over recent archeological and literary finds, as well over some long-argued-over tales and relics, to provide readers with solid scholarship and thoughtful insights into the life of the man whose life, death and resurrection continues to enthrall and inspire.” ―James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus a Pilgrimage
“Holy doubt is an essential element of faith, yet we are tantalized by stories that give historical insights in support of the foundations of our faith. Finding Jesus explores six artifacts that are windows into early Christianity and our desire to know what happened. These windows let us see that faith is deeper than history, but knowing these complex stories can sustain us as we grapple with today's questions. Finding Jesus' stories reveal our very human and complex hunger to understand mystery and our past.” ―Sister Simone Campbell, author of A Nun on the Bus
“For more than two millennia, few people have captured the imaginations of human beings like Jesus Christ. Whether you are spiritual or skeptical, 'Finding Jesus' will help you experience the life of One who changed the world. Part anthology and part theology, this book is about what Jesus meant to those who knew him and what he means to those who claim to know him today. Let 'Finding Jesus' lead you on a journey of faith and facts--you won't be sorry!” ―Jonathan Merritt, author of Jesus Is Better than You Imagined
“Finding Jesus is for the curious: folks who are thrilled by spiritual quests and desire to separate fact from fiction when it comes to the history of our faith. You won't regret following Gibson's and McKinley's path through twists and turns of the Gospels and at the end of that path is the One who makes this greatest of stories make perfect sense.” ―Joshua DuBois, author of The President's Devotional
“In a mix of engaging scholarship and gripping storytelling, Gibson and McKinley offer a page-turner for a wide audience.” ―Kirkus
“One of the great advances in modern medicine is the discovery of the enormous contribution of spirituality to human health, longevity, and wellbeing. Research in this area was originally confined to adults, but now Dr. Lisa Miller shows the central importance of spirituality from birth through the formative years. Miller shows that spirituality is not a superficial add-on, but that our connection with the transcendent, however named, is an innate aspect of our human endowment, part of our original equipment. This is a major contribution toward what it means to be human. We ignore these findings at great risk, for our future on this planet likely depends on how we respond to them. In other words, the 21st century will be spiritual, or it may not be at all.” ―Larry Dossey, MD, author of ONE MIND
About the Author
DAVID GIBSON is an award-winning journalist, author, and filmmaker who specializes in covering the Catholic Church. He is a national reporter for Religion News Service and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and for such leading magazines as New York and Fortune. David is also featured in the CNN series Finding Jesus.
MICHAEL MCKINLEY is an award-winning author, filmmaker, journalist and screenwriter. He has written several books, and wrote and co-produced the CBC TV documentary film "Sacred Ballot", as well as several documentaries for CNN Presents.
Top Customer Reviews
For one thing, it presents a historically and theologically accurate portrait of ancient Gnosticism, which is rarely done in such popular works nowadays.Read more ›
The book covers 6 of the mysteries that have plagued the church for many centuries. They're things that are important to believers: either that they are true, or that they aren't true. Thus the FAITH. Although they are alluded to, or have some basis in scripture, they're things that are very difficult to prove, mainly because there is no chain of custody, no provenance to prove that they really do date from almost 2000 years. And in the case of the gospels of Judas and Mary, which seem to date from a couple of centuries after the time of Christ, where is the supporting evidence that they were based on fact?
The authors have done extensive research into the research that has been done concerning the Shroud of Turin, a piece of the True Cross, the Ossuary of James, brother of Jesus, relics (bones) of John the Baptist, and the two extra-biblical gospels, considered to be Gnostic writings. They address tradition from over a millennium ago, and findings from as recent as a couple of years ago.
If you enjoy The History Channel , or Discovery, this book ( and the CNN series) will appeal to you.Read more ›
Wonderfully accessible, wry, and smart and open for believers and non-believers to become engrossed with.
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Excellent book covering contemporary issues about Jesus in a very objective manner...Published 24 days ago by Ron Mascarenas
Product arrived on time, as described! will buy from this seller again!!! 5 STARS AND TWO THUMBS UP!Published 1 month ago by Laural Senatore
Saw the documentary on CNN and had to get the book. Was not disappointed! The book follows the documentary very closely and was I enjoyed reading this very much!Published 7 months ago by Stephen B.
A good balanced and interesting read of the various alleged artifacts associated with the historical Jesus - well argued and laid out.Published 9 months ago by Andy T
I choose to give this book a five star rating because the book took an objective view of the objects it talked about. It was well researched and interesting to read.Published 9 months ago by Kindle Customer
Loved reading this book. I learned so much about Jesus and the historical setting in which this all evolved. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Nora milner
Finding Jesus provides the history and context of selected Christian relics, such as the pieces of the original cross found in many churches and the Shroud of Turin. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Regina M. Joseph