Early Reviews – Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus

Elsewhere you’ll see shortened excerpts, but here are unabridged comments about Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus from early reviewers.


“In her delightful style, Lois Tverberg engagingly leads us across cultures to begin to envision a different worldview, a worldview more consistent with the world of most of Scripture. In so doing, she brings alive texts of Scripture from the inside.”

­— Craig S. Keener, Professor of Biblical Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary; Coauthor, NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible


“Thanks to the good work of biblical scholars, the historical Jesus of Nazareth is once again situated in his divinely designed Second Temple period Jewish context. The next critical step is to understand that hearing him in his original setting equips us to follow him more faithfully in ours. The latest from Lois Tverberg is a meaningful contribution to that end. Read this book for a more informed reading of The Book.”

James C. Whitman, President, Center for Judaic-Christian Studies


“In Reading the Bible With Rabbi Jesus, Lois Tverberg opens up the Scriptures we all love and shines a fascinating new light on them. As she gracefully bridges the culture gap between Jesus’ first Jewish followers and twenty-first century Christians and unites the Old and New Testaments, I found myself falling in love with the Bible all over again. Lois is a superb teacher, using story and…

Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus – Cover!

Friends, few months ago when I finished the manuscript for my next book, Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus, I gave you an overview of the book. Now I’m excited to show you the full official cover.

The book will be released by Baker Publishing in January 2018. I’ll be giving you updates about it before then, so check again soon. (It is already available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and CBD.)

Before the book comes out, I’ll announce when I can take orders for signed copies through the ORJ website bookstore.

In my next post, I’ll be sharing the reviews of the book. So stay tuned!