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But the book didn't stop being quality at the end of the foreword. In fact, the array of comments had served the author and the book well by building a solid foundation from which to build and move forward. The book is not an apologetic for Jesus being God. It is not a book that lays out steps to salvation or anything like that. It is more of an examination of the truly unpredictable impact that Jesus has had in the twenty centuries since his life.
Chapter after chapter, Ortberg sets the stage for what was considered normative at the time of Jesus, and how Jesus' life has shaped for generations from then to now what values we tend to admire, how we treat others, and even how we have arrived at some of the systems we have today, like our education system.
I am really tempted to go into detail regarding some of the key insights of each chapter, but I don't want to give too much away for you. I will say this. John Ortberg lifts up historical context around many of Jesus' stories told in the gospels that allow us to see how truly profound his statements and teachings were. He also builds a compelling case that Jesus, through a relatively short period of time in his life was able to exert more influence on the way we live and think today than any person before him and really any person since.
If you enjoy historical biography, or if you want to learn more about the life and legacy of Jesus of Nazareth in a concise format, I highly recommend this book. I found it to be inspiring and life giving as I pursue this life of faith in Jesus the Messiah. It made me want to pour over scriptures with renewed vigor to study the life and example of how Jesus lived his life, and to work more zealously to live this life as He would live it, to live my life in service for others, and to truly love my neighbors.
May you enjoy your reading of this short book that illustrates some of the profound and unpredictable impact of the life of Jesus. I know I certainly did.
The author has a way of holding your attention and wanting more as you work through this book. Underlining and creating notes will slow you down a bit as this book unfolds, simply because so many memorable events are described.
Ortberg is obviously a gifted author that really researched before writing this book. "Who is this man?" You'll enjoy meeting him in a new and refreshing way.
We come to know who Jesus his thru his miracles. How Jesus treated women, the poor, the sick and the children. We see the heart of God.
And we respond in love and loving God with our mind, means following truth ruthlessly wherever it leads. It means cherishing the truth. God has laid the foundation of the world according to law and order. Because we are created in his image, when truth is not followed, our hearts are hardened to the very things of God.
We come to know who Jesus is thru the Passion week. When he enters Jerusalem, to Passover and in the Garden. Thru the trials, thru his death on the cross and then on Resurrection Sunday. What I gleamed from this was the waiting on Saturday. How significant that was. Friday was pure terror, Saturday was nothing, and Sunday was the hope in who Jesus is.
All in all, I did not find this to be a theology book on who Jesus is but a context of who Jesus is. I think it was written for all
to determine by the context of the time and for us to dig deeper in the bible to answer the question Whom do you Say I am
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