This is a hard cover book. The cover and pages show signs of normal wear. This book has no highlighting, bent, or torn pages. There are stickers or sticker residue on the cover. We ship Monday-Saturday and respond to inquries within 24 hours. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Yancey invites readers to share his personal quest for answers to his questions about Jesus' life. The Jesus I Never Knew is an intimate, faith-building look at the major parts of Jesus' life--his family, his teachings, the miracles, and his death and resurrection. This book peels away stereotypes and challenges comfort zones with fresh perspectives on the authentic Jesus and his sayings.
Review: An old adage says, "God created man in His own image and man has been returning the favor ever since." Philip Yancey realized that despite a lifetime attending Sunday school topped off by a Bible college education, he really had no idea who Jesus was. In fact, he found himself further and further removed from the person of Jesus, distracted instead by flannel-graph figures and intellectual inspection. He determined to use his journalistic talents to approach Jesus, in the context of time, within the framework of history.
In The Jesus I Never Knew, Yancey explores the life of Jesus, as he explains, "'from below,' to grasp as best I can what it must have been like to observe in person the extraordinary events unfolding in Galilee and Judea" as Jesus traveled and taught. Yancey examines three fundamental questions: who Jesus was, why he came, and what he left behind. Step by step, scene by scene, Yancey probes the culture into which Jesus was born and grew to adulthood; his character and mission; his teachings and miracles; his legacy--not just as history has told it, but as he himself intended it to be.
Yancey is not alone in his examination of the "real" Jesus. Publishing today is replete with writers committed to setting the story "straight,quot; joining countless others who, over the past 2,000 years, have determined to discover the truth about Jesus. But where others would deconstruct and discount, Yancey disarms and discloses. We become colleagues with him as he examines the accounts of the life of Jesus. And among the things that we discover is that Jesus himself leaves us few options: either he was who he said he was or he was nuts.
Philip Yancey was awarded the Gold Medallion Christian Book of the Year award for this book in 1996 by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. It's not the first, nor the last, award Yancey has won for his writing. But the writing is not necessarily the great gift of this book. Yancey allows the reader to discover, along with him, The Jesus I Never Knew. --Patricia Klein
Title: The Jesus I Never Knew
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Book Condition: Acceptable. An acceptable and readable copy. All pages are intact, and the spine and cover are also intact. Bookseller Inventory # 467EJZ000FYO
Book Description Zondervan Publishing Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1930871546 Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # HCI8666GAGG041117H0534
Book Description Zondervan Publishing Company, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 100% buyer satisfaction guarantee. *Some of our items are sealed to protect them during shipping and to maintain their listed condition* International orders over 2lbs may be subject to shipping price adjustments. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000084336
Book Description Book Condition: Good. The Jesus I Never Knew. Bookseller Inventory # SKU0455524
Book Description Zondervan Publishing Company, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1930871546
Book Description Zondervan Publishing Company, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SKU8320317
Book Description Zondervan Publishing Company, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P021930871546
Book Description Zondervan Publishing Company, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Bookseller Inventory # P011930871546
Book Description Zondervan Publishing Company, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111930871546
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. New. Bookseller Inventory # A17056