Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus

Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus

How the Jewish Words of Jesus Can Change Your Life

By Lois Tverberg; Ann Spangler (Afterword by); Ray Vander Laan (Foreword by)

Zondervan, Hardcover, 9780310284208, 239pp.

Publication Date: March 6, 2012

Description

In Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus, Lois Tverberg challenges readers to follow their Rabbi more closely by re-examining his words in the light of their Jewish context. Doing so will provide a richer, deeper understanding of his ministry, compelling us to live differently, to become more Christ-like. We ll begin to understand why his first Jewish disciples abandoned everything to follow him, to live out his commands. Our modern society, with its individualism and materialism, is very different than the tight-knit, family-oriented setting Jesus lived and taught in. What wisdom can we glean from his Eastern, biblical attitude toward life? How can knowing Jesus within this context shed light on his teachings for us today? In Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus we ll journey back in time to eavesdrop on the conversations that arose among the rabbis of Jesus day, and consider how hearing Rabbi Jesus with the ears of a first-century disciple can bring new meaning to our faith. And we ll listen to Jewish thinkers through the ages, discovering how ideas that germinated in Jesus time have borne fruit. Doing so will yield fresh, practical insights for following our Rabbi's teachings from a Jewish point of view.



About the Author
Lois Tverberg, PhD, has been writing and teaching about the Jewish background of Christianity for the past fifteen years. With Ann Spangler she coauthored the bestseller, Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus. She is also the author of Listening to the Language of the Bible. Cofounder of the En-Gedi Resource Center, an educational ministry with a goal of deepening Christian understanding of the Bible in its cultural context, she now writes fulltime from her home in Holland, Michigan. For more, see her website: Our Rabbi Jesus: His Jewish Life and Teaching at ourrabbijesus.com



Ann Spangler, autora con galardones en su haber cuya fascinacion con la Biblia ha producido libros que han introducido esta a una amplia gama de lectores, es la autora de varios libros que han sido exitos de ventas, incluyendo Praying the Names of God, Praying the Names of Jesus y Mujeres de la Biblia (de la que es co-autora Jean Syswerda). En conjunto, se han vendido mas de 2 millones de ejemplares de sus libros. Ha ocupado puestos ejecutivos importantes en dos casas editoras cristianas y en la actualidad reside con sus dos hijas en Grand Rapids, Michigan..

Ray Vander Laan is the founder of That the World May Know Ministries and creator of the Faith Lessons video series with Focus on the Family. An ordained minister, he holds the chair of biblical cultural studies as a religion instructor at Holland Christian Schools in Holland, Michigan. He and his wife, Esther, have four children and fifteen grandchildren.