"What He Said
is very well done and very useful. The Gospels are so deeply radical that we tend to encrust them in all kinds of tradition to avoid having to deal with those very deep commands to love your God and neighbor." --Bill McKibben
"What He Said
will help people focus on Jesus' words, yet do so in narrative context. That's important for everybody--for committed Christians, for folks turned off to the dogma/politics of Christianity, and for seekers." --Brian McLaren
"What He Said
is just a brilliant concept. It is such a handy reference tool, and I really don't know what I ever did without it. It makes studying easier and gives you new insight into our Lord and Savior." --Amy Bayliss
Gold Medal Winner in the National:Religion Category --2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards
I'm pleased to see someone clarify what we are TOLD Jesus said, as it is recorded in the Gospels. This book helps readers get to the core of Jesus' teachings and sifts through all the rest to create a readable and valuable tool. --Dr. Steve McSwain
From the Author
Before attending Dartmouth College, I graduated from an all-male Catholic high school in central Massachusetts run by the Xaverian Brothers. I was taught by some of the finest men I have ever known there, and I frequently marveled at their example of self-sacrifice and service. The freshmen year curriculum focused on the Catholic Catechism. But, we began to read the New Testament during our Sophomore year. It was then that I first wished to have a book similar to What He Said
Thirty years have passed since Sophomore religion class. I am not a member of a church. But, as we prepared this book, I was frequently reminded of the lessons I learned in High School and the men who lived by them daily. Throughout my life, I have encountered many men and women whose actions are proof to me that Jesus' message can serve as a timeless solution to peace. Many of them are not Christians, but their behaviors are consistent with the lessons Christ taught.
I think this book is for anyone interested in one path to creating a more peaceful world. Jim Leightheiser
Before Breviloquent, I spent a number of years designing, building, and marketing digital solutions to real-world challenges. The companies I worked for were pioneers in personalized news, social media, and e-learning, among others. The common thread running through all of them was thinking up entirely new design models to better inform and connect people.
I'm happy to say that this thread continues at Breviloquent. Our clients come to us looking for better ways to tell their unique story and reach their target audience. And we look for the same things in our own projects. What He Said
originated with Peter's idea to make the teachings of Christ easier to access, digest--and follow. Having always been intimidated by the sheer size and density of the Bible, I thought it was an awesome and worthwhile pursuit and I've learned a great deal in our journey to create this book.