Searching for Jesus:New Discoveries in the Quest for Jesus of Nazareth---and How They Confirm the Gospel Accounts. US open market-Ausgabe Robert J. Hutchinson
InThey Looked Up and Saw Jesus Only, Jon chronicles the contours of his personal journey, as reflected in his 40 years of editingBRR/STfrom 1978?2018. Beginning with C.H. Dodd?s 1946 lecture in England,The Gospel and the Law of Christ, which signaled a turning-point in New Testament studies, Jon then presents highlights from his early writings, which have never been published or have been long out-of-print.Triggered by his 1972 reflections on ?Of God?s Covenant? in the 1742Philadelphia Confession of Faith, Jon was brought to question the major systems of theology, and began to see that Jesus inaugurated a New Covenant with His blood. This led him to focus on theNewimperative to ?love one another? as He loved us on the Cross. The ?one another? in this love-command led him to realize that there were 58 ?one another?s? running like a thread through the New Testament. This, in turn, caused him to ask, ?How do the sisters fit in as these one-another?s are worked out in the life of Christ?s body, theekklesia?? He became convinced that systems of theology generally had marginalized Christ, that most church structures were dominated by ?the pastor,? thus minimizing the 58 one-another?s, and that Christ?s work was seen in the New Testament as a ?New Exodus,? fulfilling the shadow of the mighty Red Sea exodus. As Augustine Stock put it: ?The coming of Jesus is the new definitive Exodus?this is the burden of the Gospels? message?The Exodus tradition then seems to be one of the most fundamental in Scripture. All stages of redemptive history subsequent to the first event used the Exodus to explain its own meaning. If modern readers no longer feel completely at home with it, this is only because they have lost their Scriptural heritage to a large degree.? (Cited in a very important book,Echoes of Exodus: Tracing a Biblical Motif, InterVarsity Press, 2018, p. 208; for further, deeper reflection see T. Desmond Alexander,Exodus: Apollos Old Testament Commentary, 2, InterVarsity Press, 2017, 764 pp.)
For more than a century, Bible scholars and university researchers have been systematically debunking what ordinary Christians believed about Jesus of Nazareth. But what if the most recent Biblical scholarship actually affirmed the New Testament? What if Jesus was not a zealot revolutionary or a Greek cynic philosopher or a protofeminist gnostic but precisely what he claimed to be: the divine Son of Man prophesied in the book of Daniel who gave his life as a ransom for many? What if everything the Gospels say about Jesus of Nazareth - his words, his deeds, his plans - turned out to be true? Searching for Jesus changes ´´what if?´´ to ´´what is´´, debunking the debunkers and showing how the latest scholarship supports orthodox Christian belief. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Russell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000517/bk_tnwd_000517_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jerusalem Diary: Searching for the Tomb and House of Jesus: Joanna Kujawa
In Searching for God Knows What, Donald Miller´s provocative and funny new audiobook, he explains that the greatest desire of every person is the desire for redemption. Every person is constantly seeking redemption (or at least the feeling of it) in his or her life, believing countless gospels that promise to fix the brokenness. Typically, their pursuits include the desire for fulfilling relationships, successful careers, satisfying religious systems, status, and escape. Miller reveals how the inability to find redemption leads to chaotic relationships, self-hatred, the accumulation of meaningless material possessions, and a lack of inner peace. Listeners will learn to identify in themselves and within others the universal desire for redemption. They will discover that the gospel of Jesus is the only way to find meaning in life and true redemption. Mature believers as well as seekers and new Christians will find themselves identifying with the narrative journey unfolded in the book, which is simply the pursuit of redemption. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000185/bk_hove_000185_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Did God Kill Jesus?:Searching for Love in History´s Most Famous Execution HarperOne Tony Jones
My Imaginary Jesus:The Spiritual Adventures of One Man Searching for the Real God Matt Mikalatos
New York Times best-selling author Rachel Held Evans embarks on a quest to find out what it really means to be part of the Church. Like millions of her millennial peers, Rachel Held Evans didn´t want to go to church anymore. The hypocrisy, the politics, the gargantuan building budgets, the scandals - Church culture seemed so far removed from Jesus. Yet despite her cynicism and misgivings, something kept drawing her back. And so she set out on a journey to understand the Church and to find her place in it. Centered around seven sacraments, Evans´ quest takes listeners through a liturgical year with stories about baptism, communion, confirmation, confession, marriage, vocation, and death that are funny, heartbreaking, and sharply honest. A memoir about making do and taking risks, about the messiness of community and the power of grace, Searching for Sunday is about overcoming cynicism to find hope and, somewhere in between, Church. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Held Evans. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000456/bk_tnwd_000456_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We live in a world of extreme polarization. We are constantly bombarded with opinions and arguments. As a result, church culture can become segregated from the rest of the world. But Jesus walked on both sides of the dividing line. He spoke with religious people, and he ate with town rejects. What if God´s truth is somewhere between the division? Unbalanced takes a close look at what we´ve separated over, what the church has gotten right and wrong, and where Jesus stands in the middle of it all. Chapter titles: Inside Outside: Why I´m Nervous at the Circus Don´t Mess with the Formula: How the Top Two Greatest Albums Almost Never Happened Silent Monk Screams: Why Some Pain Sticks Around Longer Hollywood Moses: Why Christian Movies are So Terrible My Public Meltdowns: What Types of People Belong in Church Chili´s, Bennigan´s, and Other Places I Wasn´t Allowed To Go: How My Mom Conquered Her Fear of Bar-and-Grills Zacchaeus: How God Burst My Church Bubble Church in a Bar: How Jesus and John the Baptist Were Complete Opposites and Completely Alike The Exaggerated Battles of American Christians: What is the Best Form of Protest? Identity Crisis: Who does the Perfect Christian Looks Like? Full House Lied to Me: Why I Can´t Run Away from Home God Did It: How I Deal with Atheists, Science, and Questions Hamster Prison Break: Why We Have Trouble with Freedom Behind Burned Doors: When My Grandma Dropped the Mic Please Like Me: When What You Didn´t Know Existed Becomes What You Can´t Live Without Stick of Dynamite: What Side is Jesus On? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Tony. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088890/bk_acx0_088890_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.