- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Zondervan (February 29, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0310284201
- ISBN-13: 978-0310284208
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.9 x 8.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 253 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #409,683 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ Free Shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewish Words of Jesus Can Change Your Life Hardcover – February 29, 2012
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
"What Tverberg uncovers brings Scripture to light in contextual, astonishing ways. She makes me hunger to dig deeper in the meaning of the Word." - Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts
"The first book that I would suggest to those interested in understanding Jesus' teaching better with the help of the historical background." - Todd Bolen, BiblePlaces.com
"Her knowledge of Jewish customs, scholarship, language, and culture is astounding, and her writing style is lively and accessible...I cannot recommend it enough." - Rachel Held Evans, author of The Year of Biblical Womanhood
From the Inside Flap
In Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus, Lois Tverberg brings the Bible to life as she explores the cultural context of Jesus' teachings. With well-researched information and a highly readable style, Tverberg explains
- How understanding Jewish idioms and expressions can help us better grasp what Jesus was saying
- How viewing Jesus within the context of Middle Eastern culture can enliven his parables in surprising new ways
- How the Jewish world of Jesus can teach us many wise insights, like how to pray with chutzpah or think with both hands
Come eavesdrop on the conversations among the rabbis of Jesus' time. Learn how hearing Rabbi Jesus with the ears of a first-century disciple can bring new depth to your spiritual life. Along the way you will discover both practical ways to live as Jesus' disciple and an invigorated faith that will draw you closer to God.
Top customer reviews
Reading this book will allow you to understand multiple things no one ever discusses. Although I'm still and always will be a believer, I now realize how fragile the majority of the Church thinks our belief system is. It's actually quite solid, if we actually lean on the full understanding of what the bible says and the culture of those that wrote it.
It brings many of Jesus' words and teachings to life as it explores the cultural, Jewish context of those teachings. The author explains numerous Jewish idioms and expressions that expose deeper and richer--and often clearer--meanings to what Jesus said. She sheds new light on many of Jesus' familiar parables. And she reveals the linkage between Jesus' words and Scriptural or historical background that his first audiences would have understood and appreciated--yet which modern readers miss.
I made numerous marks and notations in the book, which is one measure of quality for me. I thought the earlier chapters were especially helpful, and was amazed at the book's voluminous endnotes, many of which are as fun and helpful to read as the body of the book.
In short, I recommend Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus. Whether you're a newbie to the subject or an experienced Bible student, you'll find much to learn and much to appreciate there.