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Fascinating. It reminds us again of the sovereignty of God, and his desire to reach every one of his beloved children, no matter where they are. --Frederica Mathewes-Green, Beliefnet columnist and author of "Facing East: A Pilgrim s Journey into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy"
In sharing his "surprise" with us, Fr. James Bernstein shows that he is a Hebrew prophet in the definition of prophecy provided by that other "Hebrew born of Hebrews" who knew the same "surprise." In sharing his story and convictions, Fr James "speaks to people for their edification and encouragement and comfort" (1 Cor 14.3). The grace and spirit of His words match the grace and truth of their content. We thank God for this prophetic gift. --Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary
In life you meet a handful of people whose stories crash through the usual categories of human experience and form a new kind of stand-alone narrative. Enter: Fr. James Bernstein. Son of a Jewish rabbi, national chess champion, leader with Jews for Jesus in Berkeley, Orthodox Christian priest -- whew! You will love and be greatly encouraged by his unusual story of life in Christ. --Fr. Peter E. Gillquist, author of "Becoming Orthodox"
Father Arnold James Bernstein lives with his wife Bonnie outside of Seattle, Washington, where he serves as pastor of St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church.
An excellent presentation of the Orthodox understanding of the gospel message. As a non-denominational Christian and former Catholic I had great difficulty understanding the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jerry Prugar
I have to admit to a bit of a bias -- Father James, known to me as "Arnie" is my uncle by marriage. Read morePublished 7 months ago by EscherFan
The first time I heard about Fr James Bernstein when I read his article "Which Came First: The Church or the New Testament?" Frankly, I didn't know the answer that time. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Romanovsky
Very easy to read and understand. Great to get the insights from a previous Jewish person and to get a little understanding of what the Jewish Talmud compares to Jesus. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
A good book to start out as an introduction to Christian Orthodoxy for the Evangelical Protestant. The author's life experience growing up as a Jew converting to Christianity, the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kassia