Spong helps us understand the gospels in the context of the liturgical calendar of Judaism.
I am very proud to have been raised in the Episcopal tradition from which the open and forward thinking of Bishop Spong has come.
This is a disturbing book, and for some people it will be extremely threatening, but it is well worth reading.
I agree with Mr. Sprong that the New Testament can not be taken literally. However, I strongly disagree with his claims that the New Testament was based upon Jewish midrash, and... Read morePublished 6 hours ago by William Koepcke
As always, Bishop Spong hits it right on target with his insightful wisdom.Published 4 months ago by rev t
Excellent condition, fast delivery. Very satisfied with the sale. Thanks!Published 5 months ago by Judy A Allen
For many Christians this book will be troubling. If one discounts the virgin birth, walking on water, the healing miracles, and the resurrection as metaphors rather than fact there... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bill Stoker
John Shelby Spong is one of those people you just want to meet. I think he would be a perfect friend. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Timo
I found the words expressed here sort of an avenue to travel on leading to a deeper study of what the Bible is really saying. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
If we skip to the epilogue, we see that with the exception of the crucifixion, Spong has decided that there is virtually no truth to what our gospels contain. Read morePublished 7 months ago by AMB
One of the highly-respected authors, Spong explains much of what Christians have taken for granted as truth and explains from a Jewish reader's point of view. Read morePublished 7 months ago by JoAnn M. Macdonald